English Worship 12.04 – Advent 2

“We gather each week for Christian worship and fellowship, following a historic tradition that unites people of diverse backgrounds by the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We are glad you are here, from wherever you are – rejoicing in the hope of our Savior Jesus!
Below, please find our Sermon audio, bible readings and some songs. Set some time aside today if you are able, either alone or with some friends or family, and enter into an intentional time of worship with our God. May He bless you today and may you know that Jesus is always with you! 🙂

Bible Readings 

Isaiah 11:1-10

【Isa 11:1】A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

【Isa 11:2】The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

【Isa 11:3】and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;

【Isa 11:4】but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

【Isa 11:5】Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

【Isa 11:6】The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling ( Hebrew; Septuagint lion will feed ) together; and a little child will lead them.

【Isa 11:7】The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

【Isa 11:8】The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.

【Isa 11:9】They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

【Isa 11:10】In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

Matthew 3:1-12

【Mat 3:1】In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea

【Mat 3:2】and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

【Mat 3:3】This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” ( Isaiah40:3 )

【Mat 3:4】John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

【Mat 3:5】People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.

【Mat 3:6】Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

【Mat 3:7】But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

【Mat 3:8】Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

【Mat 3:9】And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

【Mat 3:10】The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

【Mat 3:11】“I baptize you with ( Or in ) water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with ( Or in ) the Holy Spirit and fire.

【Mat 3:12】His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

Prayer 

Spend some time in prayer with our Heavenly Father. He asks us to pray, to talk with Him. Like a father and his child. Bring to Him your problems and your difficult situations. Bring to Him your hopes and desires. Praise Him and give Him thanks for all He’s done. 

Share your life with Him, 

because He loves you.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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