December 20, 2020
Fourth Sunday in Advent
God told King David by the prophet Nathan that He would build him a house. The mystery, however, was that He didn’t mean a structure of wood and stone but an inheritance and a kingdom—the house and lineage of David. The mystery of salvation is made known only and alone through “the prophetic writings” and living Word of God in the Holy Scriptures. As we prepare to celebrate the greatest mystery of the Word made flesh, the incarnation and birth of the Son of God, Jesus, the Savior of the world, the best mystery is that God through the very telling of this story in our ears gives, works, and builds the gift of faith in the heart so that we believe it. We believe that Jesus was born for us, for me. He came down from heaven to be the only acceptable sacrifice for my sin, to redeem me, and give me eternal life through the forgiveness of my sins. O come, Emmanuel, God with us. O come, let us adore Him.
As We Gather
This service was pre-recorded on Friday. In-person worship services and Sunday School classes have resumed with social distancing precautions. Services begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible classes are meeting in Grace Hall at 9:30 a.m.
This Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., there will be no Sunday School or adult Bible classes. Our children are presenting their Christmas program in Grace Hall.
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