The mystery and meaning of the incarnation
Collect: First Sunday after Christmas Day
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Isaiah 61:10–62:3 . . . Isaiah tells of a coming time of deliverance and joyous fulfillment
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 . . . Paul announces that Jesus’ incarnation brings redemption and adoption as God’s children.
John 1:1-18 . . . John presents Jesus as the incarnate Word of God, full of grace and truth.
“Christmas Presence”, a sermon by Rev. Emily Knight. December 24, 2014, Christmas Eve. First United Methodist Church, Ocala, FL