—Advent 1 The Lord Jesus Comes in Humility to Redeem Us Jeremiah 33:14-18; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 21:1-9; Psalm 24 Memorization Verses:Jer 33:15 5 In those days and at that time I will on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, Psalm 24:4-5 He who has clean hands and aand he shall execute justice and righteousness in pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to whatthe land. is false and does not swear deceitfully. 5 He willRom 13:11 For salvation is nearer to us now receive blessing from the LORDthan when we first believed. and righteousness from the God of his salvation.Mat 21:5 Behold, your king is coming to you,humble, and mounted on a donkey,
•Advent is a season observed in many WesternChristian churches as a time of expectantwaiting and preparation for the celebration ofthe Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.•Latin adventus is the translation of the Greekword parousia, commonly used in reference tothe Second Coming of Christ. For Christians,the season of Advent anticipates the coming ofChrist from two different perspectives. Theseason offers the opportunity to share in theancient longing for the coming of theMessiah, and to be alert for his SecondComing.•What are our traditions of getting ready?
…Lord in Your Mercy. and for all, that the schemes of the …Hear our Prayer. evil one may come to nothing. 1 Let us come before the throne of 4 Our God and Father, Your Son is God’s grace and present our the righteous Branch whom You petitions with confidence in the sent to execute justice and Use your prayer notes. Spirit through our Lord Jesus to His righteousness on earth. Into Your Use a verse from the heavenly Father, for He is kind and loving hands we commend all bible to reflect on. full of compassion. entrusted with public service among 2 Father in heaven, You once sent us: our President, the Congress, the Pray about the Your Son to us as our King, Justices, all state and local incarnate Lord coming righteous and having salvation. magistrates, and all who serve in to redeem us. Help all Your baptized people to our armed forces. Give them P raise wait in joyful hope for His courage and wisdom in their duties R epentance appearing in glory and, by a faithful and guide them in paths that please A ppreciation use of the means of grace, to You. Y ou prepare themselves for the coming 5 Holy One of Israel, the words of E veryone Kingdom. Your Son do not pass away, but R esolve 3 God of our salvation, remember abide forever. Grant Your people our Synod and district presidents, allgrace in these Advent days to set pastors, teachers, deaconesses and aside time from the busyness and servants of the Church. Strengthen hectic pace of our lives, to enter the each one to hold forth faithfully the quiet joy of Your presence that we hope that is ours in Christ Jesus. might hear and ponder our Savior’s Grant all congregations to increase words and so come to the Christmas and abound in love for one another feast with glad and joyful hearts.
6 Lord, You teach the humble and praise for all whose hearts Your way. Remember in Your Your Son has established tender compassion all who pass blameless in holiness before You, through difficult and trying times: His God and Father: the faithful the hospitalized, the elderly, those departed who even now abide in Use your prayer notes. taking treatments, the grieving His presence and will appear with Use a verse from the and the lonely and all who have Him when He comes in glory, to bible to reflect on. asked our prayers raise the living and the dead. Pray about the [especially_______________]. Grant that we may be faithful unto incarnate Lord coming Bring them the comfort of Your death that we also may receive to redeem us. mercy and steadfast love, for they with them the crown of P raise have been from of old. everlasting life. L R epentance 7 Father of glory, Your Son was 9 These things and whatever else A ppreciation welcomed into Jerusalem amid You know us to need, most Holy Y ou cries of “Blessed is the King who Father, grant us for the sake of E veryone comes in the name of the Lord!” Him who is the Lord our R esolve Grant that we may welcome Him Righteousness and who now lives anew today as He comes to us in and reigns with You and the Holy His body and blood, bringing us Spirit, one God, now and forever. the gift of peace with You and the Amen promise of glory in the highest. 8 Loving King, receive our thanks
1 Savior of the nations, come; Boundless shall your kingdom be;virgins son, make here your home. when shall we its glories see?Marvel now, O heavn and earth,that the Lord chose such a birth. 4 Brightly does your manger shine; glorious is its light divine.2 From the Father forth you came, Let not sin oercloud this light;soon returning to the same, ever be our faith thus bright.captive leading death and hell.Let the song of trimph swell!3 You, the Fathers only son,have oer sin the victory won.
The Lord Jesus Comes in Humility to Redeem Us 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?
Second S. in Advent (Populus Zion) Mal. 4:1-6 Rom. 15:4-13 Luke 21:25-36 Psalm 50:1-15 The Lord Comes on the Last Day
Malachi 4:1-6 The Great Day of the LORD 10 And again it is said, earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying4 [a] “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” that you may have strength to escape all these oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers 11 And again, things that are going to take place, and to stand will be stubble. The day that is comingshall set “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, before the Son of Man.” them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it and let all the peoples extol him.” Psalm 50:1-15 God Himself Is Judge will leave them neither root nor branch.2 But for 12 And again Isaiah says, 50 The Mighty One, God the LORD, you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness “The root of Jesse will come, speaks and summons the earth shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; from the rising of the sun to its setting. out leaping like calves from the stall. 3 And you in him will the Gentiles hope.” 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, shall tread down the wicked, for they will be 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and God shines forth. ashes under the soles of your feet,on the day peace in believing, so that by the power of the 3 Our God comes; he does not keep silence;[a] when I act, says the LORD of hosts. Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. before him is a devouring fire,4 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the Luke 21:25-36 The Coming of the Son of Man around him a mighty tempest. statutes and rules[b] that I commanded him at 25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and 4 He calls to the heavens above Horeb for all Israel. stars, and on the earth distress of nations in and to the earth, that he may judge his people:5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophetbefore perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and 5 “Gather to me my faithful ones, the great and awesome day of the LORDcomes. the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” 6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their foreboding of what is coming on the world. 6 The heavens declare his righteousness, children and the hearts of children to their Forthe powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 for God himself is judge! Selah fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a And then they will see the Son of Man coming 7 “Hear, O my people, and I will speak; decree of utter destruction.”[c] in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now O Israel, I will testify against you.Romans 15:4-13 when these things begin to take place, straighten I am God, your God. For whatever was written in former days was written up and raise your heads, because your 8 Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; for our instruction, that through endurance and redemption is drawing near.” your burnt offerings are continually before me. through the encouragement of the Scriptures we The Lesson of the Fig Tree 9 I will not accept a bull from your house might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance 29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, or goats from your folds. and encouragement grant youto live in such and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in 10 For every beast of the forest is mine, harmony with one another, in accord with Christ leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the the cattle on a thousand hills. Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice summer is already near. 31 So also, when you 11 I know all the birds of the hills, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus see these things taking place, you know that the and all that moves in the field is mine. Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly, I say to you, 12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. this generation will not pass away until all has for the world and its fullness are mine.Christ the Hope of Jews and Gentiles taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass 13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the away, but my words will not pass away. or drink the blood of goats? circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, in order Watch Yourselves 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[b] to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be and perform your vows to the Most High, 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness 15 and call upon me in the day of trouble; God for his mercy. As it is written, and cares of this life, and that day come upon I will deliver you, and you shallglorify me.”“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come and sing to your name.” upon all who dwell on the face of the whole