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19 December 2010

Sermon: Advent 4A (Gospel)

Sermon Theme: His Name Is Jesus

Summary: What’s in a name? If the name is Jesus, what’s in it is our salvation as the Son comes in the flesh to suffer for sinners, to be forsaken that we might not be eternally abandoned, to purify impure humanity. He saves us poor, miserable sinners and makes us saints and heirs of eternal life.

The Angel Visits JosephText: Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.

When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.

But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
Matthew 1:18-25

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

MP3 Audio of the Sermon for 19 December AD 2010 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saline City (Slater), Missouri

Other Readings: Isaiah 7:10-17; Psalm 24; Romans 1:1-7

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