Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 29, 2020
1st Advent Sunday – Expectation & Hope

Pastoral Reading
Matthew 1:18-25
1st Advent: Expectation & Hope
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.

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Idolatry, a Family Affair – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 22, 2020
Thanksgiving Sunday

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2     Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

Opening Hymn
Give Praise to God (CRC #1)

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