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  • Advent Series

    Contributed by Peter Anthony on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
     | 5,974 views

    Prepare for the Coming of God

    2nd Sunday Advent 10 December 2000 ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ (Luke 1:4) Some scholars believe that John had known from very early in his life that the Event of the Ages was at hand, and that he had been born to herald its arrival. Reared in daily view of ...read more

  • Advent

    Contributed by Joanna Beveridge on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,776 views

    Jesus is the light of the world who through his birth brought new hope to the world.

    Today is the fourth, and final, Sunday of Advent. Very shortly we will be celebrating Christmas – the festival which bears our Saviour’s name. Each year we seem to move further and further away from the religious ideals of Christmas and nearer and nearer to an orgy of conspicuous consumption. We ...read more

  • The Advent Of Jesus Means The Advent Of Eden

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Dec 12, 2016
     | 1,587 views

    Jesus isn't just like an ambulance rushing to our rescue, he's also like a resort shuttle bus, for he is coming to take us to paradise.

    Take a look at the two vehicles pictured on the screen. Which one is more like Jesus? The ambulance or the Disney-resort shuttle bus? On one hand since Jesus comes to rescue us from our sins and from eternal death, you could say that he’s like the ambulance. On the other hand Jesus ...read more

  • The Need For Advent Series

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Oct 29, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,740 views

    Sometimes when you try to help someone you think is in need; you are met with resentment because the person or family doesn’t think they are in need. So on this 1st Sunday of Advent, I want to address whether there was a genuine need for the advent of Ch

    The Need For Advent Romans 3:9-18 12-3-00 [Have one of the children light advent candle] We have entered the Christmas season and one of the challenges a Christian and a church has is to keep our attention focused on the real meaning of the season. In order to help us do that I have been ...read more

  • The Promise Of Advent Series

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Oct 29, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,644 views

    The Promise of Advent. We have established that there is a need for Advent & now flowing out of that need let’s reflect on the promise that God made of the advent of Christ in order to meet that need.

    Today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Advent, as I mentioned last week, means the coming or the arrival. Historically, Advent has been a time for Christians to reflect on the meaning of the coming of Christ. And that is what I am trying to help us do over these 4 Sundays of Advent. Last week, ...read more

  • Advent 2 Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Dec 14, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,158 views

    How will i be clothed when he comes again

    Advent 2 Romans 13.11-14 ‘Waken up!’ If you are not a morning person you must really hate those words. If you just love that feeling of rolling over and going back to sleep then to hear those words, accompanied by the duvet being pulled back must really rank up there as the worst way to start ...read more

  • An Advent Message

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,323 views

    A short advent message.

    St. Paul was writing to a Church under pressure; and St. Paul himself was writing from a situation of imprisonment. As he composed this letter Paul was “in chains” (1:13,17); so what we find is a letter written out of circumstances that most if not all of us have never experienced, to a Church ...read more

  • 1 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 172 ratings
     | 7,989 views

    Jesus comes to us in three ways -- three times. At his birth, at the present, at his second coming. It is now that is of present concern to us.

    1 Advent A Matthew 24:36 – 44 2 December 2001 Rev. Roger Haugen Today is the first Sunday in Advent, the start of the church year. The day when we begin the preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. We begin to light the candles, we sing the Advent hymns – and we wait – we prepare. ...read more

  • 2 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 420 ratings
     | 13,587 views

    John the Baptist calls us to repentance which calls us to live differently, as the body of Christ

    2 Advent A Matthew 3:1-12 9 December 2001 Rev. Roger Haugen Once there was a man who was a bit of a bum. Talented and successful, he neglected his wife and his children, his work and his friends, his community and his colleagues. He drank too much, lost his temper too often, was cruel too ...read more

  • Remember Advent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,010 views

    remembering and renewing the hope of messiah, His second coming, in our day.

    Remember Advent Is.11:1-10 (NLT) Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of ...read more

  • Advent-Ure!

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 7,672 views

    God calls us into the wilderness on adventures in faith — but he goes with us.

    ADVENT–URE Malachi 3:1–4 • Luke 3:1–6 December 7, 1997 • Advent 2 (c) The word of God came to John — in the wilderness. What image does the word “wilderness” conjure up in your mind? [wait for responses] Barren wastelands? Deep, untouched forests? Absence of civilization? Wild ...read more

  • Advent 1

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 454 ratings
     | 20,745 views

    We aren’t called to star gaze

    Thornage 01-12-02 Mark 13:24-37 Story: In the late 19th Century in America, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for Christ’s Second Coming. One such prophet was an Adventist leader William Miller (1782-1849). And it is in his movement ...read more

  • Advent 1

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,269 views

    What relevance does the Second Coming have to do with Advent - and what can we learn from it?

    Old Romney 27-11-05 Story: On 13th September 1759, one of the most significant battles of the 18th Century was fought – the Battle of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights of Abraham were (and still are) the cliffs above the St. Lawrence river in front of the strategic ...read more

  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,262 views

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • Advent Hope Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,200 views

    A sermon on Isaiah’s beautiful vision of hope for the people of his own day and for us today.

    Sermon for Advent I Yr A, 28/11/2004 Based on Isa 2:1-5 By Rev Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of The Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Advent Hope” It is hard to believe that today we begin a new church year once ...read more