12.12.21 exegesis advent 4 - deut. 18.15-19, phil. 4.4-7, john 1.19-28 or luke 1.39-56, psalm 111
——Fourth S. in Advent (Rorate Coeli) (Dec. 23) John the Baptizer Points Everyone to the Messiah —Deut. 18:15-19; —Phil. 4:4-7; —John 1:19-28 or Luke 1:39- 56; —Psalm 111 Memorization Verses:Deut. 18: 18 I will raise up for them a prophet who comes after me, the strap of whose sandallike you from among their brothers. And I will I am not worthy to untie.‖put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak Luke 1:49 he who is mighty has done greatto them all that I command him. things for me, and holy is his name.— Phil. 4: 7 And the peace of God, which — Psalm 111: 9 He sent redemption to hissurpasses all understanding, will guard your people; he has commanded his covenanthearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. forever. Holy and awesome is his name!— John 1: 26 John answered them… even he
•God reveals strength and power inweakness, or in simple ways wedon‘t expect.•Think of examples from the bibleand your own life.
…Lord in Your Mercy. proclaim its promises. …Hear our Prayer. 4 Ruler of Israel, Ancient of 1 Let us come before the throne Days, to you we commend our of God‘s grace and present our government, all who hold offices petitions with confidence in the of public trust, and all in our Use your prayer notes. Spirit through our Lord Jesus to armed forces, especially those in Use a verse from the His heavenly Father, for He is these days serving far from home bible to reflect on. kind and full of compassion. and loved ones. Strengthen and Pray about God‘s gift 2 Faithful Father, in the fullness uphold them in honor, protect of the Messiah. of time You sent Your Son into the them from evil and guide them in P raise womb of the Blessed Virgin that paths that are pleasing to You. R epentance there might finally be a Man who 5 O King whose mercy is on all A ppreciation fully did Your will and so bring all who fear Him from generation to Y ou people back to You. Give Your generation, in the days ahead E veryone baptized people grace to welcome many will come to Your services R esolve their Savior‘s birth with songs of who do not make a regular use of joy and shouts of deliverance, for Your means of grace. Touch their He is truly our Emmanuel. hearts, renew their minds and stir 3 As Mary heard, believed and up in them a hunger for You and treasured the Words spoken by the Your good gifts that they may angel, so grant to all pastors, return often to Your house and deaconesses, teachers and other feast on Your bounty with all Your servants of Your Church a love for faithful. Your Word and a fervent desire to
6 Father, You sent Your Son into 8 O God our Father, by the the flesh to be our Good offering of Your Son‘s body, once Shepherd and the very gift of and for all, You have sanctified peace. We beg that peace for all Your people and freed them from who are sad in these days, for the destruction and promised to raise Use your prayer notes. grieving and lonely, the forgotten them from the grave. Receive our Use a verse from the and homeless, the refugee and the praise this day for Mary, bible to reflect on. imprisoned, the widows and the Elizabeth, Zechariah, Joseph and Pray about God‘s gift orphans, the poor and the needy all your faithful ones who have of the Messiah. and all who cry out for healing trusted in Your promises and P raise and mercy upon their broken fallen asleep in Your friendship. R epentance lives [especially___________]., Give us grace to walk before You A ppreciation 7 God our Savior, You gave Your with faith like theirs and bring us Y ou Son to be the Bread of Life, born at last with them to the joyous E veryone for us in Bethlehem, the House of light of Your heavenly Kingdom. R esolve Bread. Grant all your children 9 These things and whatever else who commune this day both You know us to need, most Holy repentance for their sin and faith Father, grant us for the sake of in Your unfailing mercy, that they Him who is Emmanuel, the God might receive the body and blood who is with us, and who now of their Savior in a worthy lives and reigns with You and the manner and to their abundant Holy Spirit, one God, now and blessing. forever. AMEN
1 O come, O come Emmanuel, That trust Thy mighty powr to save,And ransom captive Israel, And give them victry oer the grave.That mourns in lonely exile here [Refrain]Until the Son of God appear. 5 O come, thou Key of David, come,Rejoice! Rejoice! And open wide our heavnly home;Emmanuel Make safe the way that leads on high,Shall come to thee, And close the path to misery. [Refrain]O Israel! 6 O come, Thou Dayspring from on high,2 O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;Who ordrest all things mightily; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,to us the path of knowledge show, And deaths dark shadows put to flight.And teach us in her ways to go. [Refrain] [Refrain]3 O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, 7 O come, Desire of nations, bindWho to Thy tribes on Sinais height In one the hearts of all mankind;In ancient times didst give the Law Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,In cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain] And be Thyself our King of Peace.4 O come, Thou Branch of Jesses tree, [Refrain]Free them from Satans tyranny
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Deuteronomy 18:15-19 them a prophet like you fromA New Prophet like Moses among their brothers. And I15 ―The LORD your God will will put my words in his mouth,raise up for you a prophet like and he shall speak to them allme from among you, from your that I command him. 19 Andbrothers—it is to him you shall whoever will not listen to mylisten— 16 just as you desired of words that he shall speak in mythe LORD your God at Horeb on name, I myself will require it ofthe day of the assembly, when him.you said, ‗Let me not hearagain the voice of the LORDmyGod or see this great fire anymore, lest I die.‘ 17 Andthe LORD said to me, ‗They areright in what they havespoken. 18 I will raise up for
Philippians 4:4-7 God. 7 And the peace ofEnglish Standard Version God, which surpasses all (ESV) understanding, will guard4 Rejoice in the Lord your hearts and your minds always; again I will say, in Christ Jesus. rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to
John 1:19-28 Isaiah said.‖The Testimony of John the 24 (Now they had been sent from Baptist the Pharisees.) 25 They asked19 And this is the testimony of him,―Then why are you John, when the Jews sent priests baptizing, if you are neither the and Levites from Jerusalem to Christ, nor Elijah, nor the ask him, ―Who are you?‖ 20 He Prophet?‖ 26 John answered confessed, and did not deny, but them, ―I baptize with water, but confessed, ―I am not the among you stands one you do Christ.‖ 21 And they asked him, not know, 27 even he who comes ―What then? Are you Elijah?‖ after me, the strap of whose He said, ―I am not.‖ ―Are sandal I am not worthy to you the Prophet?‖ And he untie.‖ 28 These things took answered, ―No.‖ 22 So they said place in Bethany across the to him, ―Who are you? We need Jordan, where John was to give an answer to those who baptizing. sent us. What do you say about yourself?‖ 23 He said, ―I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‗Make straight[a] the way of the Lord,‘ as the prophet
Luke 1:39-56 49 for he who is mighty has done greatMary Visits Elizabeth things for me,39 In those days Mary arose and went with and holy is his name. haste into the hill country, to a town in 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him Judah, 40 and she entered the house of from generation to generation. Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And 51 He has shown strength with his arm; when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, he has scattered the proud in the the baby leaped in her womb. And thoughts of their hearts; Elizabeth was filled with the Holy 52 he has brought down the mighty from Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud their thrones cry, ―Blessed are you among women, and exalted those of humble estate; and blessed is the fruit of your 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, womb! 43 And why is this granted to me and the rich he has sent away empty. that the mother of my Lord should come to 54 He has helped his servant Israel, me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your in remembrance of his mercy, greeting came to my ears, the baby in my 55 as he spoke to our fathers, womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she to Abraham and to his offspring forever.‖ who believed that there would be [a] a 56 And Mary remained with her about three fulfillment of what was spoken to her from months and returned to her home. the Lord.‖Marys Song of Praise: The Magnificat46 And Mary said,―My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
Psalm 111 6 He has shown his people theGreat Are the LORDs Works power of his works,111 [a] Praise the LORD! in giving them the inheritance ofI will give thanks to the LORD with the nations.my whole heart, 7 The works of his hands are in the company of the upright, in faithful and just;the congregation. all his precepts are trustworthy;2 Great are the works of the LORD, 8 they are established forever and studied by all who delight in ever,them. to be performed with faithfulness3 Full of splendor and majesty is his and uprightness.work, 9 He sent redemption to his people; and his righteousness endures he has commanded his covenantforever. forever.4 He has caused his wondrous Holy and awesome is his name!works to be remembered; 10 The fear of the LORD is the the LORD is gracious and beginning of wisdom;merciful. all those who practice it have a5 He provides food for those who good understanding.fear him; His praise endures forever! he remembers his covenantforever.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT (Rorate Coeli)Deuteronomy 18:15–19Philippians 4:4–7John 1:19–28or Luke 1:39–56John the Baptizer Points Everyone to the MessiahThe coming of God in all His unveiled power at Mount Sinai was terrifying to the peopleof Israel. The thundering voice of the Lord puts sinners in fear of death (Deut. 18:15–19).God, therefore, raised up a prophet like Moses—the Messiah, the Christ. God came to Hispeople veiled in human flesh. The skies poured down the Righteous One from heaven; theearth opened her womb and brought forth Salvation (Introit) through the blessed VirginMary, the mother of the Lord (Luke 1:39–56). The fruit of her womb is the very Lamb ofGod who takes away the sin of the world, the One whose sandal strap John was not worthyto loose (John 1:19–28). In Jesus we are delivered from fear and anxiety. In Him alone wehave the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:4–7).
Christmas Eve-359 Shall be the joy of all your earth 1 Lo, how a Rose eer blooming From tender stem hath sprung! Christmas Dawn- 375 Of Jesses lineage coming As men of old have sung. 1 Come, your hearts and voices It came, a flower bright, raising, Amid the cold of winter Christ the Lord with gladness When half-gone was the night. praising; Loudly sing His love amazing, Worthy folk of Christendom. Christmas Midnight- 358 From Heaven above to earth I come Christmas Day- 382 To bear good news to every home; Glad tidings of great joy I bring 1. We praise You, Jesus, at Your Whereof I now will say and sing: birth; Clothed in flesh You came to earth. The virgin bears a sinless boy To you this night is born a child And all the angels sing for joy. Of Mary, chosen mother mild; Alleluia! This little child, of lowly birth,
Dec. 30 First Sunday a. Christmas Isaiah 11:1-5 or 2 Samuel 7:1-16 Galatians 4:1-7 Luke 2:(22-32)33-40 Psalm 89:1-8 The Seed of David Comes to His Temple
Isaiah 11:1-5 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is 30 for my eyes have seen your salvationThe Righteous Reign of the Branch a child, is no different from a 31 that you have prepared in the11 There shall come forth a shoot from slave, [a] though he is the owner of presence of all peoples,the stump of Jesse, everything, 2 but he is under guardians 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and a branch from his roots shall and managers until the date set by his and for glory to your people Israel.‖bear fruit. father. 3 In the same way we also, 33 And his father and his mother2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest when we were children, were enslaved marveled at what was said aboutupon him, to the elementary principles[b] of the him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and the Spirit of wisdom and world. 4 But when the fullness of time said to Mary his mother, ―Behold, thisunderstanding, had come, God sent forth his child is appointed for the fall and the Spirit of counsel and might…. Son, bornof woman, born under the rising of many in Israel, and for a2 Samuel 7:1-16 law, 5 to redeem those who were under sign that is opposed 35 (and a swordThe Lords Covenant with David the law, so that we might will pierce through your own soul7 Now when the king lived in his receive adoption as sons. 6 And also), so that thoughts from manyhouse and the Lordhad given him rest because you are sons, God has sent the hearts may be revealed.‖from all his surrounding enemies,2 the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna…king said to Nathan the prophet, ―See crying, ―Abba! Father!‖7 So you are no The Return to Nazarethnow, I dwellin a house of cedar, but longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, 39 And when they had performedthe ark of God dwells in a tent.‖3 And then an heir through God. everything according to the Law of theNathan said to the king, ―Go, do all Luke 2:22-40 Lord…that is in your heart, for the Lord is Jesus Presented at the Temple Psalm 89:1-8with you.‖ 22 And when the time came for their I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of4 But that same night the word of purification according to the Law of the Lordthe Lord came to Nathan, 5 ―Go and Moses, they brought him up to A Maskil[a] of Ethan the Ezrahite.tell my servant David, ‗Thus says Jerusalem to present him to the 89 I will sing of the steadfast love oftheLord: Would you build me a house Lord 23… the Lord, forever;to dwell in? … 29 ―Lord, now you are letting your with my mouth I will make knownGalatians 4:1-7 servant [a] departin peace, yourfaithfulness to all generations….Sons and Heirs according to your word;
Isaiah 11:1-5; 2 Samuel 7:1-16; Galatians 4:1-7; you that the LORD will make you a house. 12 When peoples,Luke 2:22-40; Psalm 89:1-8 your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,Isaiah 11:1-5 fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who and for glory to your people Israel.‖The Righteous Reign of the Branch shall come from your body, and I will establish his 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them andof Jesse, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom said to Mary his mother, ―Behold, this child is and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. forever. 14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel,2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will disciplineand for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts the Spirit of counsel and might, of men, 15 but my steadfast love will not depart from from many hearts may be revealed.‖ the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of theLORD. him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced inHe shall not judge by what his eyes see, shall be made sure forever before me. [c] Your throne years, having lived with her husband seven years or decide disputes by what his ears hear, shall be established forever.‘‖ from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, Galatians 4:1-7 until she was eighty-four.[b] She did not depart from and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; Sons and Heirs the temple,worshiping with fasting and prayer nightand he shall strike the earth with the rod of his 4 I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no and day.38 And coming up at that very hour shemouth, different from a slave,[a] though he is the owner of began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the everything, 2 but he is under guardians and managers all who werewaiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.wicked. until the date set by his father. 3 In the same way we The Return to Nazareth5 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, also, when we were children, were enslaved to the 39 And when they had performed everything and faithfulness the belt of his loins. elementary principles[b] of the world. 4 But when the according to the Law of the Lord, they returned intoThe LORDS Covenant with David fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the7 Now when the king lived in his house and Son, bornof woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom.the LORDhad given him rest from all his surrounding those who were under the law, so that we might And the favor of God was upon him.enemies, 2 the king said to Nathan the prophet, ―See receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, Psalm 89:1-8now, I dwellin a house of cedar, but the ark of God God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the LORDdwells in a tent.‖3 And Nathan said to the king, ―Go, crying, ―Abba! Father!‖7 So you are no longer a A Maskil[a] of Ethan the Ezrahite.do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you.‖ slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through 89 I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD,4 But that same night the word of the LORD came to God. forever;Nathan, 5 ―Go and tell my servant David, ‗Thus says Luke 2:22-40 with my mouth I will make knowntheLORD: Would you build me a house to dwell Jesus Presented at the Temple yourfaithfulness to all generations.in? 6 I have not lived in a house since the day I 22 And when the time came for their purification 2 For I said, ―Steadfast love will be built up forever;brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up in the heavens you will establishday, but I have been moving about in a tent for my to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is yourfaithfulness.‖dwelling. 7 In all places where I have moved with all written in the Law of the Lord, ―Every male who 3 You have said, ―I have made a covenant withthe people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of first opens the womb shall be called holy to the mychosen one;the judges[a] of Israel, whom I commanded to Lord‖) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is I have sworn to David my servant:shepherd my people Israel, saying, ―Why have you said in the Law of the Lord, ―a pair of turtledoves, or 4 ‗I will establish your offspring forever,not built me a house of cedar?‖‘ 8 Now, therefore, two young pigeons.‖25 Now there was a man in and build your throne for all generations.‘‖Selah 5