Lessons and Hymns for Advent 1 A

PLEASE NOTE: Our order of service will be Setting One from Lutheran Service Book beginning this Sunday.

These are the Scripture lessons you will hear this coming Sunday:

Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 21:1-11

The Lord Comes in Meekness and Humility to Save Us Now

The Lord Jesus enters Jerusalem “humble, and mounted on a donkey,” riding on “a beast of burden” (Matt. 21:5), as He Himself bears the sins of the world in His body. Now He comes by the ministry of the Gospel to save us from sin, death, the devil and hell. Therefore, we sing, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matt. 21:9). For we are called “to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob,” His holy Church, “that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths” (Is. 2:3). By His Word, we “walk in the light of the Lord” (Is. 2:5). That is to live in love, which “does no wrong to a neighbor” (Rom. 13:10). We “cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light,” for “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11, 12). Hence, the entire Christian life is a time to wake and watch, “for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming” (Matt. 24:42).

These are the hymns we will sing:

This Is the Day the Lord Has Made (LSB 903)
Savior of the Nations, Come (LSB 332)
Wake, Awake for Night is Flying (LSB 516)
Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring (LSB 353)
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (LSB 348)

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bobherring2009

Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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