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25 November 2012

Sermon: Proper 29B (OT)

25 November AD 2012
Last Sunday of the Church Year

Title: Your Attention, Please (MP3 Audio)

Judged by Jesus' Arms
Summary: The entire Creation, this world, our own bodies — the testimony of a fallen world falling apart is constant. Only eyes blinded by sin fail to see the signs of the End Times. Sinners think they can save themselves or they fail to acknowledge responsibility to any judging God. Through Isaiah, the Lord says otherwise.

He calls to His people Israel and to other tribes and nations scattered across the face of the earth. He invites us to welcome His redemption rather than to dread His wrath. He promises life and health rather than doom and gloom to all who believe in the judgment of His arms — arms not raised to smash but rather outstretched to save.

Text: “Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait.

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.” Isaiah 51:4-6

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 Your Attention, Please, preached to the saints of God at Faith Lutheran Church, Knob Noster, Missouri.

NB: For some reason, a few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio if Windows Media is their default MP3 player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Psalm 93; Jude 20-25; Mark 13:24-37

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