—Advent 2 The Lord Comes on the Last Day Mal. 4:1-6; Rom. 15:4-13; Luke 21:25-36; Psalm 50:1-15 Memorization Verses:Mal. 4 The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them Luke 21:27 And then they will see the Son of Manneither root nor branch. But for you who fear my coming in a cloud with power and great glory.name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with Psalm 50:1-2 The Mighty One, God the Lord,healing in its wings. speaks and summons the earthRom. 15:4-5 May the God of endurance and from the rising of the sun to its setting.encouragement grant you to live in such harmony 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that God shines forth.together you may with one voice glorify the God and
•The Bible gives us lots of clues and warnings of Christ‟s return. How doyou imagine the Lord‟s return?•How does it compare to his incarnation and our Advent preparation?
…Lord in Your Mercy. called workers of Your …Hear our Prayer. Church and grant their love to 1 Let us come before the abound more and more, with throne of God‟s grace and knowledge and all Use your prayer notes. present our petitions with discernment, that they may Use a verse from the confidence in the Spirit approve what is excellent and bible to reflect on. through our Lord Jesus to His prepare Your people by living Pray about the last heavenly Father, for He is faith to be blameless on the days. kind and full of compassion. day of Christ. P raise 2 Heavenly King, it is 4 Only Just One, we R epentance because You do not change commend to you all who hold A ppreciation that Your people are not offices of public trust Y ou E veryone consumed, for Your steadfast throughout our land. Grant R esolve love is everlasting. Remember them to fulfill their callings all who have been baptized impartially, remembering into the name of Your Son and always that they shall give grant them grace to lead lives account to the Lord Jesus on of holy fear, filled with the the day of His glorious fruit of repentance and faith. appearing., 3 Remember, kind Father, the
5 Father in great love You ]. Cease not to work in them, sent St. John the Baptist to loving Master, sustaining their call all to lives of repentance, faith and providing them that they might welcome Your comfort until they stand Use your prayer notes. Son and His kingdom. Give whole and filled with glory Use a verse from the Your people grace in these before Your throne. bible to reflect on. Advent days to open their 7 Holy One, because we in Pray about the last hearts and hands to all in ourselves could not abide the days. need, expressing in their Day of Your coming in P raise deeds the faith of their heart. judgment, Your Son gave up R epentance 6 Lord, Your apostle, St. His body and blood for our A ppreciation Paul, taught us that we may forgiveness and now gives it Y ou E veryone be sure that You will bring to to us as the very righteousness R esolve completion the good work by which we may stand You have begun in us. In such before You without shame. confidence we commend to Stir up in Your children faith Your merciful hands all who to receive His coming to us in are sick and suffering, the Eucharist with joy. grieving or lonely, AMEN. [especially_______________
1 Lo! He comes with clouds descending, Cause of endless exultationOnce for evry sinner slain; To His ransomed worshipers.Thousand thousand saints attending With what rapture, with what rapture,Swell the triumph of His train; with what raptureAlleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Gaze we on those glorious scars!Christ the Lord returns to reign. 4 Yea, amen, let all adore Thee,2 Evry eye shall now behold Him High on Thine eternal throne;Robed in glorious majesty; Savior, take the powr and glory,Those who set at naught and sold Him, Claim the kingdom as Thine own.Pierced and nailed Him to the tree, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply Thou shalt reign, and Thou alone!wailing,Shall their true Messiah see.3 Those dear tokens of His passionStill His dazzling body bears,
The Lord Comes on the Last Day Meet w/teams 3-5 min per box What are the major points of your text? How does your topic fit the pericope theme? How does it connect to the other texts? How is it unique?
Malachi 4:1-6 The Great Day of says the LORD of hosts. the LORD 4 “Remember the law of my4 [a] “For behold, the day is servant Moses, the statutes and coming, burning like an oven, rules[b] that I commanded him when all the arrogant and all at Horeb for all Israel. evildoers will be stubble. The 5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah day that is coming shall set the prophet before the great them ablaze, says the LORD of and awesome day of the LORD hosts, so that it will leave them comes. 6 And he will turn the neither root nor branch.2 But hearts of fathers to their for you who fear my name, the children and the hearts of sun of righteousness shall rise children to their fathers, lest I with healing in its wings. You come and strike the land with a shall go out leaping like calves decree of utter destruction.”[c] from the stall. 3 And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet,on the day when I act,
Romans 15:4-13 mercy. As it is written,For whatever was written in former “Therefore I will praise you among days was written for our the Gentiles, instruction, that through and sing to your name.” endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures 10 And again it is said, we might have hope. 5 May the “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his God of endurance and people.” encouragement grant you to live in 11 And again, such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, together you may with one voice and let all the peoples extol him.” glorify the God and Father of our 12 And again Isaiah says, Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore “The root of Jesse will come, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of even he who arises to rule the God. Gentiles;Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles in him will the Gentiles hope.”8 For I tell you that Christ became a 13 May the God of hope fill you with servant to the circumcised to show all joy and peace in believing, so Gods truthfulness, in order to that by the power of the Holy Spirit confirm the promises given to the you may abound in hope. patriarchs, 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his
Luke 21:25-36 The Coming of the near. 31 So also, when you see Son of Man these things taking place, you 25 “And there will be signs in sun know that the kingdom of God is and moon and stars, and on the near. 32 Truly, I say to you, this earth distress of nations in generation will not pass away until perplexity because of the roaring all has taken place. 33 Heaven and of the sea and the waves, 26 people earth will pass away, but my words fainting with fear and with will not pass away. foreboding of what is coming on Watch Yourselves the world. For the powers of the 34 “But watch yourselves lest your heavens will be shaken. 27 And hearts be weighed down with then they will see the Son of Man dissipation and drunkenness and coming in a cloud with power and cares of this life, and that day come great glory. 28 Now when these upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 things begin to take place, For it will come upon all who dwell straighten up and raise your heads, on the face of the whole earth. 36 because your redemption is But stay awake at all times, drawing near.” praying that you may have The Lesson of the Fig Tree strength to escape all these things 29 And he told them a parable: that are going to take place, and to “Look at the fig tree, and all the stand before the Son of Man.” trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already
Psalm 50:1-15 God Himself Is Judge your burnt offerings are continually50 The Mighty One, God the LORD, before me. speaks and summons the earth 9 I will not accept a bull from your house from the rising of the sun to its setting. or goats from your folds.2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, God shines forth. the cattle on a thousand hills.3 Our God comes; he does not keep 11 I know all the birds of the hills, silence;[a] and all that moves in the field is mine. before him is a devouring fire, 12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, around him a mighty tempest. for the world and its fullness are mine.4 He calls to the heavens above 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls and to the earth, that he may judge his or drink the blood of goats? people: 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, thanksgiving,[b] who made a covenant with me by and perform your vows to the Most sacrifice!” High,6 The heavens declare his righteousness, 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; for God himself is judge! Selah I will deliver you, and you shall glorify7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak; me.” O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT (Populus Zion)Malachi 4:1–6Romans 15:4–13Luke 21:25–36The Lord Comes on the Last DayThe day on which our Lord returns will be a “great and awesome day” (Mal. 4:5). For Hewill come in a cloud with great power and glory. To the wicked and the proud, it will be aDay of judgment that will “set them ablaze” (Mal. 4:1). The signs preceding this Day willbring them fear and fainting. But to those who believe, who fear the name of the Lord, thisDay is one to look forward to and rejoice in: “. . . straighten up and raise your heads,because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Christ our Redeemer is coming;the Sun of Righteousness will bring healing in His wings. Let us, then, give attention to thewords of the Lord, which do not pass away. Let us “through endurance and through theencouragement of the Scriptures” (Rom. 15:4) be strengthened in our hope by the HolySpirit and watch diligently for Jesus‟ coming. Then, by God‟s grace, we shall escape allthese things that will come to pass and stand before the Son of Man.
Third S. in Advent (Gaudete) Is. 40:1-8 (9-11) 1 Cor. 4:1-5 Matt. 11:2-10 (11) Psalm 85 John the Baptizer Prepares the Way for the Lord
Isaiah 40:1-11 and his recompense before him. is he of whom it is written,Comfort for Gods People 11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; “„Behold, I send my messenger before your face,40 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. he will gather the lambs in his arms; who will prepare your way before you.‟2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, he will carry them in his bosom, 11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women and cry to her and gently lead those that are with young. there has arisen no one greater than John thethat her warfare[a] is ended, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom that her iniquity is pardoned, The Ministry of Apostles of heaven is greater than he.that she has received from the LORDs hand 4 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Psalm 85 double for all her sins. Christ andstewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Revive Us Again3 A voice cries:[b] Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.“In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small 85 LORD, you were favorable to your land; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. thing that I should be judged by you or by any you restored the fortunes of Jacob.4 Every valley shall be lifted up, human court. In fact, I do not even judge 2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; and every mountain and hill be made low; myself. 4 For I am not aware of anything you covered all their sin. Selahthe uneven ground shall become level, against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It 3 You withdrew all your wrath; and the rough places a plain. is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not you turned from your hot anger.5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, pronounce judgment before the time, before the 4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and all flesh shall see it together, Lord comes, who will bring to light the things and put away your indignation toward us! for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” now hidden in darkness and will disclose the 5 Will you be angry with us forever?The Word of God Stands Forever purposes of the heart. Then each one will Will you prolong your anger to all generations?6 A voice says, “Cry!” receive his commendation from God. 6 Will you not revive us again, And I said,[c] “What shall I cry?” Matthew 11:2-11 that your people may rejoice in you?All flesh is grass, 2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of 7 Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and all its beauty[d] is like the flower of the field. the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and and grant us your salvation.7 The grass withers, the flower fades said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, 8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, when the breath of the LORD blows on it; or shall we look for another?”4 And Jesus for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; surely the people are grass. answered them, “Go and tell John what you but let them not turn back to folly.8 The grass withers, the flower fades, hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and 9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, but the word of our God will stand forever. the lame walk, lepers[a] are cleansed and the that glory may dwell in our land.The Greatness of God deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;9 Go on up to a high mountain, poor have good news preached to them.6 And righteousness and peace kiss each other. O Zion, herald of good news;[e] blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,lift up your voice with strength, 7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the and righteousness looks down from the sky. O Jerusalem, herald of good news;[f] crowds concerning John: “What did you go out 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good, lift it up, fear not; into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the and our land will yield its increase.say to the cities of Judah, wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A 13 Righteousness will go before him “Behold your God!” man[b] dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those and make his footsteps a way.10 Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, who wear soft clothing are in kings houses. 9 and his arm rules for him; What then did you go out to see? A prophet?[c]behold, his reward is with him, Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This