The Rev. Thomas Nibbe
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020 @ 11:00 A.M.
“…I delight greatly in the Lord…my soul rejoices in my God…for He has clothed me with garments of righteousness…as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest…and as a bride adorns herself with herjewels…”
“…but when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeemthose under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons…because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into OUR hearts, the Spirit who calls out ‘Daddie!’ — ‘Abba!’ — ‘Father”…so you areno longer an ‘enslaved person’, but rather, a son, and since you are a son, God has made you alsoan heir…”
“…He has raised up for His people a HORN, the praise of all His saints…of Israel…the people close to His heart…” (Psalm 148) [mention of the word, “HORN” — equal to the words “sufficient power”]
“…Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give the tithe, the tenth of yourspices — mint, dill and cumin — but you have neglected the more important matters of the law —justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former…you all are blind guides…you strain out the gnat, but swallow a camel…therefore, I’m sending you prophets and wise-men and teachers…some of them you will kill and crucify…others you will beat up in your synagogues and pursue from town to town…and so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth…” (Matthew 23:23,24,34,35)
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!
It looks like I lost the whole message for this Sunday. Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer!