Last Sunday’s Sermons: “Magnificat, the Conditions of Divine Blessing” & “The Christ Gift

by Sarah Boghosian December 16, 2013

Magnificat, the Conditions of Divine Blessing: Luke 1:46—55

This third Sunday of Advent (12/15), we continued our breathless waiting for and anticipation of Christ as we heard Liam Goligher’s sermon “Magnificat, the Conditions of Divine Blessing.” This is the third in his Advent sermon series Christmas Canticles, and expounds upon Luke 1:46—55, Mary’s psalm of praise known as the “Magnificat.” Titled after the first word in the Latin text, the word “magnificat” often connotes for Protestants the Roman Catholic heresy of Mariology. Liam helpfully addresses this heresy and a biblical response to it and this text in his sermon (think: what shouldn’t I do with the baby when I throw away bath water?). You can watch the full service, including Tenth Men’s Choir’s beautiful renditions of several Christmas carols and our receiving of new members, on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

The Christ Gift: Ephesians 1:1—3

Finally! Marion Clark’s evening Advent sermon series Our Gifts in Christ began Sunday evening. You may remember that last week’s evening service was cancelled due to inclement weather, postponing the start of this series. Marion preached on Ephesians 1:1—3, “The Christ Gift.” You can catch the entire service, including the Tenth Church Choir singing Christina Rosetti’s “Love Came Down at Christmas,” on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

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