2012-12-16 — Get Your Tree Ready For Christmas

Advent 3 Date: December 16, 2012
Theme:Get Your Tree Ready For Christmas

– Luke 3:7-18
(Pastor John Hein)

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin


Liturgy: TLH, p 5 ff (Laminated Sheet in Pew Also Available)
Hymns:
TLH 66: Hark the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes
TLH 75: Ye Sons of Men, Oh, Hearken
TLH 89: To Thee My Heart I Offer
TLH 85, st 13-15: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
Scripture Readings:
Zephaniah 3:14-17
Philippians 4:4-7
Sermon Theme:
Get Your Tree Ready For Christmas
Luke 3:7-18
7Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 9And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10 So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” 11 He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” 12Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.” 14Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”15 Now as the people were in expectation, and all reasoned in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ or not, 16 John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water;but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn;but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18 And with many other exhortations he preached to the people. (NKJVTM)
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