The Lutheran Order of Service for the 3rd Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the holy Gospel of St. Matthew chapter 11 verses 2-6 written by Pastor M.N. Mntambo (Seminary Congregation, GP) in isiZulu (wz1503141214 Adv 3) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1503141214 Adf. 3) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 3rd Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-8 (9-11)
- The Epistle: 1. Corinthians 4:1-5
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 11:2-6 (7-10)
- Psalm: 85:18.104.22.168
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this 3rd Sunday in Advent: “Prepare the way of the LORD. Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might” (ESV).
Lord Jesus Christ, we implore You to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
If you are called to preach this weekend, may the triune God give you joy and strength, insight and wisdom, mercy, compassion, knowledge and clarity of both thought and speech – 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 for God is talking to you + His precious gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Rom 1:16 NIV)
We thank the Lutheran Heritage Foundation for supporting the distribution of hard-copies of these orders of worship and sermons throughout Southern Africa. If you also want a copy please do not hesitate to subscribe by writing to EAWWeber@bundunet.co.za.