Sermons

Christmas 1 (Lk 2:33–40)

Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

Today, the Seventh Day of Christmas, we’re given to ponder Simeon’s prophecy that deals with who this Child is and what He came to do. If his words bother us because it’s Christmas time, then we’ve misunderstood Christmas entirely. “Behold, this child is appointed for the falling and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against…that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Continue reading

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Sermons

Christmas 1C (Lk 2:22–40)

December 27, 2015
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO

INI + AMEN.

Today’s the First Sunday after Christmas, but it’s also the Second Day of Christmas. The world would have us move on from Christmas, turn our focus to New Year’s. We’ll build up to Christmas, with advertising, sales, and parties. But once it’s December 26th, might as well take the tree down, get the 2016 decorations out and prepare to stay up until the ball drops at midnight. That’s the world, but the Church is different. From December 25 through January 6, the Church rejoices and meditates on her Lord and Savior’s birth. That’s a whole twelve days of rejoicing and meditating! Continue reading

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