The Lutheran Order of Service for the 4th 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. Luke chapter 1 verses (39-45) 46-55 (56) written by Pastor Kurt-Guenther Tiedemann (Tarmstedt, Germany) in isiZulu (wz1404131222 Adv 4) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1404131222 Edf 4) by my father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for this 4th Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 52,7-10
- The Epistle: Philippians 4,4-7
- The Gospel: St. Luke 1: (39-45) 46-55 (56)
- Psalm: 102:14.16.20-21
The liturgical colour is purple.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this 4th Sunday in Advent: Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! The Lord is at hand. (Phil.4:4-5)
O God, who dost gladden us with the early anticipation of our redemption, grant that we who now joyfully receive Thine only-begotten Son as our Redeemer may also behold Him without fear when He cometh as our Judge; who lives and reigns 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)
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