Prof. Tom Egger presents the first Lectionary at Lunch Live on Isaiah 40:1-11 (Advent 2B)
Editor’s Note: This homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, November 1983. By H. Armin Moellering Introduction: “A human being needs comfort. The nursing child crying in its crib, the old man clinging to a beloved hand as he dies; the one coming into the world, the one departing from the world, both need comfort. ..
by Reed Lessing “The Fowlest Sermon” Historical Context At one time, during the Davidic/Solomonic era, Israel had been on top of the ancient Near Eastern world. The nation appeared to have everything (see Romans 9:4–5). The ironic twist about Israel’s history, however, is that the oppressed in Egypt became oppressors of one another in the promised ..
by David Wollenburg The Old Testament lesson for today does more than simply serve as the first lesson for this day; it summarizes the theme of Advent 2. Indeed, it summarizes the message of this entire season of the church year, and then it moves us to respond. It can be said that this remarkable passage ..