Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Wednesday prior to Advent 1


Jeremiah 33:14-16– Sunday’s Theme is “The Return of Christ.” Under that theme our Old Testament lesson reminds us that God will send a Messiah to execute justice and righteousness on the earth.

God’s promise to send a Branch from David will be fulfilled. In verse 14, God promises to fulfill a promise. Was not the promise fulfilled in Christ? Is there still a promise to be fulfilled? Has the promise been fulfilled in you? Let’s look at the one who is coming. Who is He? He is the Son of David - royalty (verse 15).  He is work in justice and righteousness (verse 15b). The result of His coming is salvation (verse 16).

Who is this coming one?

1.      He is the royal son of David. V.15

2.      His work is that of justice and righteousness V.15b

3.      The result of His coming – salvation. V.16[2]

Lord our God, grant that we may be ready to receive Christ when he comes in glory and to share in the banquet of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever  and ever.[3]  

A prayer for Christ’s return – O Lord, absolve Your people from their offenses that from the bonds of our sins, which by reason of our weakness we have brought upon us, we may be delivered by Your bountiful goodness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.[4]

[1] Advent, copyright © Ed Riojas, Higher Things

[2] Lectionary Preaching Workbook Series C, John Brokhoff © 1979 CSS Publishing, Lima, OH

[3] Collect for Wednesday of the week of Advent 1, For All the Saints, A Prayer Book For and By the Church, Vol. I © 1994 The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, Delhi, NY

[4] Collect for Christ’s Return, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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