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O Emmanuel: December 23rd, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Hymn Verse: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. English Translation: O Emmanuel, Our King and Lawgiver, The Desire of the nations, and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of Daily Prayer p. 1046: O Emmanuel, our king and our Lord, the anointed   More…

O Rex Gentium: December 22nd, The “O Antiphons”

Come, Desire Of Nations Hymn Verse: O Come, Desire of nations, bind All peoples in one heart and mind; Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thyself our King of Peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. English Translation: O King of the Gentiles, and their Desire, The Corner-stone, Who madest both one: Come and save man, Whom You have formed out of the dust of the earth. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of   More…

“Rejoicing in the God Who Has Taught Us” (Sermon on Psalm 71:17-18, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 21st, 2013 No comments

“Rejoicing in the God Who Has Taught Us” (Psalm 71:17-18) “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” These words from Philippians remind us that we have much to be joyful over. And indeed we do. Think of it: It’s Advent, almost Christmas, and so we rejoice over the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, first at Christmas, coming in the flesh to be born and live and die and rise again as our Savior, and coming again at the Last Day, a day we look forward to with great hope and anticipation, knowing that God will raise   More…

O Oriens: December 21st, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Dayspring From On High Hymn Verse: O Come, Thou Dayspring from on high, and cheer us by thy drawing nigh; disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death’s dark shadow put to flight. Latin Text: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English Translation: O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of Daily Prayer p. 1039: O Dayspring, splendor of light ever- | lasting: * Come   More…

O Clavis David: December 20th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Key of David, Come Hymn Verse: O Come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heav’nly home, Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery. Latin Text: O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel, qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperuit: veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English Translation O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate of heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the   More…

O Radix Jesse: December 19th, The “O Antiphons”

December 19th, 2013 3 comments

O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s Stem Hymn Verse: O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s stem, From ev’ry foe deliver them That trust Thy mighty power to save, And give them vict’ry o’er the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare. English Translation: O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; Before You kings will shut their mouths, To You the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us,   More…

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 18th, 2013 2 comments

This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor Adam Reichart joined our conversation on the lessons for the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Pastor Reichart serves at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hoxie, KS. As we approach the last Sunday in Advent, the Sunday of love, our conversation began with the Gospel lesson, Matthew 1:18–25. Pastor Reichart led off by calling to our attention that oftentimes as we hear these Gospel narratives, there’s a kind of predictability as to who the good guys and the bad guys are. And so, if we are trying to connect with these characters in Scriptures, then we fall into   More…

O Adonai: December 18th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, O Come, Thou Lord of Might The Hymn: O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height In ancient times didst give the law In cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Adonai, et dux domus Israel, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. English Translation: O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush And gave him the   More…

O Sapientia: December 17th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Wisdom From on High The Hymn: O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, Who orderest all things mightily; To us the path of knowledge show, And teach us in her ways to go. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.   Latin Text: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.   English Translation: O Wisdom, who proceeds from the mouth of the Most High, Who reaches from one end to the other, Who mightily and sweetly orders all things;   More…

Rejoicing in the Violence of the Cross: A Sermon for Gaudete on Matthew 11:2-10

December 14th, 2013 3 comments

The introduction to this sermon has been adapted from Pastor Ken Kelly’s excellent Gaudete homily. You can read the whole thing at: http://homofactusest.com/2013/12/10/gaudete-rejoice-in-the-lord/. That John the Baptist was in prison should come as an absolute shock to everyone who reads the Gospel of Matthew. John doesn’t belong in a prison; he belongs in asylum! What’s wrong with this guy? Either he had finally eaten one locust too many, or maybe all that time in the wilderness wearing camel skin had finally gotten to him. Either way, how could John, of all people, ask a question like Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for   More…

A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Third Sunday in Advent

December 12th, 2013 4 comments

This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor Clint Poppe joined our conversation on the lessons for the Third Sunday in Advent. Pastor Poppe serves as Senior Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE, and also as the Chairman of the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations (ACELC). The conversation began with the Gospel lesson, Matthew 11:2–15. Pastor Poppe led off by giving a bit of context concerning St. John the Baptist, how he has been busy fulfilling his ministry – preaching, teaching, and pointing people to Jesus; he’s been clear calling people to repentance; he’s had the opportunity to   More…

“Hope of the Gentiles” (Sermon on Romans 15:4-13, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 12th, 2013 No comments

“Hope of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:4-13) In the reading from Romans that we just heard, there are two words that jump out at me. One of those words is found in the first verse of our text, which reads: “Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” And this same word that I’m thinking of occurs again–twice–in the last verse of our text, as follows: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the   More…

Don’t Take Down That Christmas Tree Yet!

December 11th, 2013 9 comments

This time of the year can certainly be quite charged. Here I am not referring to credit card use, but instead to those who go out of their ways to make the season a bit less cheerful in the name of their deity, Atheism. The news outlets have run stories typical of this time of the year. Stories of atheists fighting against the use of nativity scenes in public places (whether on private property or not matters little to them anymore). Invariably, an atheist is interviewed and tells us why we shouldn’t have festive colors in schools, or why “manger   More…

“Advent Trees” (Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12 and Isaiah 11:1-10, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 7th, 2013 No comments

“Advent Trees” (Matthew 3:1-12; Isaiah 11:1-10) You’ve heard of Christmas trees. But have you heard of “Advent trees”? No? Well, I hadn’t either. In fact, I just made that term up as I was thinking about our lessons for today. For in both the Holy Gospel and the Old Testament Reading, there’s quite a lot of “tree” talk going on: “tree,” “root,” “fruit,” “shoot,” and so on. It’s like an Advent arboretum. So let’s see what we are to make of all this, under the theme, “Advent Trees.” We’ll start in the Holy Gospel from Matthew 3. There John the   More…

Jesus: Crucifying the Great Divide — A LampLight Conversation (Sermon helps)

December 5th, 2013 3 comments

In my last post, I briefly recounted why KNGN developed the show: LampLight Conversations. I, however, did not introduce you to the regular conversationalists. There’s Adam Spanier, the station manager of KNGN, who brings a layman’s point of view to the conversation. There’s Pastor Brad Rick, who serves at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Culbertson, NE, and also serves as vacancy pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oberlin, KS. And then there’s me, Pastor Derrick Brown, currently serving the saints who gather together at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Curtis, NE. As you might have noticed, we’re partial to St.   More…