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25 March 2012

Sermon: The Annunciation (Epistle)

25 March AD 2012

Sermon Theme: God’s Will Established

Summary: The Annunciation is God’s announcement that all He has promised through the prophets is coming into being in the Person of His Son. Even as Gabriel tells Mary, “Do not be afraid,” so God tells us to set our fears aside and trust that in Jesus, His will is done and our salvation secured through Christ’s one-time, all-availing sacrifice.

Mary and GabrielSermon Text: For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.”

He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:4-10

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.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of God’s Will Established, preached to the saints of God at Faith Lutheran Church, Knob Noster, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 45:7-17; Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38

See Aardvark Alley for more on The Annunciation of Our Lord.

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