Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-01-16 ILC Chapel — Should we ask, “What did…

2008 Chapels -
Should we ask, “What did you get for Christmas or what did you give for Christmas?”

 

Date : 2008-01-16
Speaker : Professor Paul Schaller

Matthew 25:31-36 (Listen)

The Final Judgment

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 647 st. 3,4: O Little Town of Bethlehem Hymnary.org link

3. How silently, how silently, 
The wondrous Gift is given! 
So God imparts to human hearts 
The blessings of His heaven. 
No ear may hear His coming, 
But in this world of sin, 
Where meek souls will receive Him still, 
The dear Christ enters in. 

4. O holy Child of Bethlehem, 
Descend to us, we pray; 
Cast out our sin and enter in, 
Be born in us today. 
We hear the Christmas angels 
The great glad tidings tell: 
Oh, come to us, abide with us, 
Our Lord Immanuel!