Jesus: More Than A Sign Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

Jesus:  More Than A Sign  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
The Texst:  Isaiah 7: 10-17
10  Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz,
11  “Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.”
12  But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.”
13  And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?
14  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15  He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
16  For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted.
17  The LORD will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father’s house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria.”

and

Matthew 1:18-25
18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
19  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
20  But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
22  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
24  When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,
25  but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

  Saturday Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

  Sunday Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

Should you wish to access Pastor Kerner’s sermon archive, you can do so at https://gslcsuffield.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/sermon-archive-2010-2011/

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 585 South St. (Route 75), Suffield CT 06078 USA  http://www.gslcsuffield.com

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