The Lutheran Order of Service for the Second Sunday in Advent is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon by Rev. E. Mkhabela (LC Gamalakhe) based on God’s Word from the Epistle of St. James in the 5 chapter the verses 7-8 in isiZulu (wz1602151206 Adv. 2) and translated as usual into seTswana (wt1602151206 Adf 2) by my dear father Rev. E.A.W.Weber DD (Welbedacht, KZN).
The readings for the Second Sunday in Advent are:
- Old Testament: Isaiah 63:15-16 (17-19a) 19b; 64:1-3
- The Epistle: 1st Letter of St.James 5:7-8
- The Gospel: St. Luke 21:25-33
- Psalm: 80:2-3.19-20
The liturgical colour is violet.
May you have a very blessed weekend and have time to meditate on the watchword for this second week in Advent: Stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luk 21:28 NIV)
We pray with this collect: LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so pre pare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever,* one God, world without end. 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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