2013-12-08 — What Child Is This?

Church Year: Advent 2:
Date: December 8, 2013

Theme: What Child Is This?

– Isaiah 11:1-10

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 75 : Ye Sons of Men, Oh, Hearken Hymnary.org link
TLH 56 : Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring Hymnary.org link
WS 712 : What Child is This Hymnary.org link
TLH 85 st. 13: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12

Theme: What Child Is This?

Isaiah 11:1–10 (Listen)

The Righteous Reign of the Branch


11:1   There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
  And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and might,
    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
  And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD.
  He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
    or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
  but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
    and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
  and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
    and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
  Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
    and faithfulness the belt of his loins.


  The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
  and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
    and a little child shall lead them.
  The cow and the bear shall graze;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
  The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
    and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
  They shall not hurt or destroy
    in all my holy mountain;
  for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD
    as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

(ESV)