Last Sunday’s Sermons: “Nunc Dimittis, Christ Brings Light and Peace” & “The Chosen Gift”

by Sarah Boghosian December 23, 2013

Nunc Dimittis, Christ Brings Light and Peace: LUKE 2:21–34

This final Sunday of Advent, December 22, Liam Goligher concluded his morning Advent sermon series “Christmas Canticles” with “Nunc Dimittis, Christ Brings Light and Peace.” The text for the sermon, Luke 2:21-34, recounts Mary and Joseph’s trip with Jesus to the temple for purification and to present Jesus to the Lord: “…as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord’) and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, ‘a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons'” (Luke 2:23 and 24). While at the temple they meet the “righteous and devout” Simeon who has been waiting his whole life to meet the Messiah. Mary and Joseph present Jesus to Simeon and he declares, “For my eyes have seen your salvation…” (Luke 2:30). You can watch or hear Liam expound upon this passage and other Advent passages in our Resource Library. For those interested, the full service is available for viewing on our YouTube and Vimeo accounts.

The Chosen Gift: EPHESIANS 1:4–5

Marion Clark is still in the midst of his evening Advent sermon series “Our Gifts in Christ.” He’ll take a break from it next Sunday (12/29), since he preaches in the morning instead of the evening, and then resume the series the following Sunday (1/5), concluding the series January 12. This Sunday, Marion preached on Ephesians 1:4-5 “The Chosen Gift.” You can view the full service on our YouTube or Vimeo channels.

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