The Lutheran Order of Service for the first Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu, seTswana and English. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s Word from St.Paul’s epistle to the Romans in the 13 chapter verses 8-12 (13-14) written by Rev Dr. K.P.P.W. Weber in English (2015 1.Advent Rom13,8-14) and translated as usual by my dear father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD into both isiZulu (wz1601151129 Adv. 1) and aseTswana (wt1601151129 Adf. 1).
The readings for the first Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:5-8
- The Epistle: Romans 13:8-12
- The Gospel: St. Matthew 21:1-9
- Psalm: 24:7-10
The liturgical colour is violet.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for the first Sunday in Advent: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.“ (Zechariah 9:9 KJV)
And we pray with this collect: Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening prevails of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; 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, 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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