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01 December 2019

Advent 1A Sermon: Walking in the Lord’s Light

Preached on Isaiah 2:1–5
The First Sunday in Advent
1 December AD 2019

Title: Click to hear the MP3 of Walking in the Lord’s Light.

Isaiah 2:3, 5 Summary: After Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, the Apostles and others in the early Christian Church carried the Lord’s Word of salvation, peace, and hope out of Zion into the rest of the world. We receive that Word through the proclamation of the Gospel and in Holy Baptism, Absolution, and Communion.

As God’s children by faith in Jesus Christ, we come into our churches to be forgiven, blessed, and granted peace by Him. We then walk back out into the world in “the light of the Lord,” bringing forgiveness, blessing, and peace to others.

Text: The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord. Isaiah 2:1-5

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 Walking in the Lord’s Light

NB: A few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio with Windows Media 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 122; Romans 13:4-14; Matthew 21:1-11 or alternate Gospel Matthew 24:36-44

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