2015-12-20 — Baptism Prepares The Way For The LORD

Church Year: Advent 4:
Date: December 20, 2015

Theme: Baptism Prepares The Way For The LORD

– Luke 3:1-6

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

WS 701 : Prepare the Royal Highway Hymnary.org link
Baptism
WS 751 : God's Own Child, I Gladly Say It Hymnary.org link
WS 702 : As Angels Joyed with One Accord Hymnary.org link
WS 713 : Your Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We Hymnary.org link

Theme: Baptism Prepares The Way For The LORD

Luke 3:1–6 (Listen)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

3:1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

  “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,1
    make his paths straight.
  Every valley shall be filled,
    and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
  and the crooked shall become straight,
    and the rough places shall become level ways,
  and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

Footnotes

[1] 3:4 Or crying, Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord

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