Sermon 26 December 2021 (1st Sunday of Christmas)

For your sake He became poor by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  Jesus announced the initiation of His ministry on the earth by quoting Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor“. This was only made possible by the event which we celebrate today: His birth. By His incarnation the Creator of the universe became poor for our sakes; yet in our day it is considered a curse and a horror to be poor.

Lectionary:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:1-7; Luke 2:22-32

Referenced Scriptures: Luke 4:16-21; Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 6:20; Mark 12:43-44; Luke 14:13; 2 Corinthians 8:9; James 2:5; Matthew 19:16-22; Philippians 2:5-8; Leviticus 5:5-7; Hebrews 12:25-29

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