The Lutheran Order of Service for the first Sunday after Christmas is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the prophet Isaya chapter 49 the verses 13-16 written by Rev. F.J. Mtshali (Fearnie LC, MP) in isiZulu (wz1406131229 ngesonto 1 emva komkhosi wokukhulumbula ukuzalwa kweNkosi) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1406131229 ngesonto 1 emva komkhosi wokukhumbula ukuzalwa weNkosi) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this Sunday are:
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:13-16
The Epistle: 1. John 1:1-4
The Gospel: Lk 2: (22-24) 25-38 (39-40)
The liturgical colour is white.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this Christmas holiday: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Joh 1:14 NIV)
If you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, enthusiasm and wisdom, knowledge and insight – and the true words and pictures to preach his holy will faithfully according to his most precious revelation of his will and promises in both the Old and New Testament! However if you are not preaching, but listening – then listen as if God is talking to you + His precious gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16 NIV)
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