The First Sunday after Christmas Day

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

Psalm 147 . . .    “The Song of Tender Care”

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

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