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Preaching Sermons for Advent

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Sermons for Advent

  • Touch The Forgotten

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 25, 2002

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 2:8. Use this sermon during Advent to help people understand that Christmas helps us see the people who are overlooked and forgotten. Challenge people to connect with those who are overlooked in their everyday lives this Advent.

  • Advent Candle Readings

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Nov 10, 2006

    Four Sundays of Advent Readings that include the full text, Scriptures, Interpretation, and Prayer. This is a little different take than the traditional approach.

  • The Shepherds' Joy About Jesus Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 17, 2006

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 2:8. Use this Advent sermon to help people see how the shepherds were attentive and in awe when Christ was born. Use their example at Advent to challenge people to accept, act, and adore Jesus.

  • Why Sheep Herders? Series

    Contributed by Terry Rolen on Dec 11, 2001

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 2:8. Use this Advent sermon to help people explore why God would use such unlikely messengers as the shepherds. Encourage people that even if they relate to the shepherds as overlooked and unworthy of God’s love, that the Savior was born for them.

  • Waiting For Godot

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2001

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 12:35, Luke 12:32, and Luke 12:7. Using Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot” as an introduction, this Advent sermon helps people learn how we wait for God: We wait patiently. We wait expectantly. And we wait faithfully. A perfect message for Advent!

  • Why Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem, The House Of Bread

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Nov 28, 2001

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 2:4 and provides a thorough exploration of the spiritual significance of the tiny town of Christ’s birth. Use this Advent sermon to help people know that Jesus wants them to receive Him as Savior.

  • What's In A Name Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Dec 4, 2002

    This Advent sermon is based on Luke 1:5 and Luke 1:57. This message looks at the significance of names such as Zechariah, Gabriel, Elizabeth, and John. This is a great sermon to spice up Christmas and Advent.

  • Our Wonderful Counselor Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 22, 2007

    This Advent sermon is the first of four sermons on Isaiah 9:6. Use this sermon for Advent to help people know these three points: Jesus understands your struggles. Jesus cares for you. Jesus commits Himself to you.

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Quotes for Advent

  • Singer Michael Card Wrote A Song Called The ...

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Dec 7, 2000

    Singer Michael Card wrote a song called The Promise, and he wrote a little Christmas devotional on this theme:
    He noted:
    Christianity is founded on a promise. Faith involves waiting on a promise. Our hope is based on a promise.

  • Joy To All Nations

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Jan 5, 2009

    To again quote Charles Spurgeon:
    "It is joy to all nations that Christ is born, the Prince of Peace, the King who rules in righteousness...Beloved, the greatest joy is to those who know Christ as a Saviour...The further you submit yourself to Christ the Lord, the...

  • That God Should Be Like Man

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Apr 17, 2006

    Twas much,
    that man was
    made like God before,

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Stories for Advent

  • The Word Advent Comes From The Latin Word, ...

    Contributed by John Weeks on Dec 9, 2006

    The word Advent comes from the Latin word, “advenire”, conjugated as “adventus” which is a combination word of “ad” meaning, “to” or “toward” and “venire”, “come” which is conjugated as ventus, which means more specifically, “coming”. Combining them gets us literally, “toward the coming.” The Latin definition is, “(a thing)...

  • You Know Christmas Is Almost Here

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001

    YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN:
    10) There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree
    9) The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham.

  • A Little Girl Was Pushing The Limits Of Her ...

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Dec 21, 2000

    A little girl was pushing the limits of her mother’s very last nerve. Mom was nearing the end of a hectic season of cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping and church stuff. She was also nearing the breaking point with her little pre-schooler...

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Video Illustrations for Advent

  • God With Us

    Produced by Rooftop Digital Media

    The one who put the stars in the sky “emptied himself” according to Philippians 2:7. This Mini-movie attempts to illustrate the wonderful truth that the Creator of the universe chose to enter into our world as a helpless baby, born in a manger. This video could be used as a worship intro, creative worship segment, or sermon illustration for your Christmas services.

  • Christmas In A Nutshell

    Produced by Dan Stevers

    Admit it, you've given some terrible gifts. There's someone who has never given a bad gift, though—GOD! For Christmas, however, He gave us something no one could've imagined. This video illustrates the miracle of Christmas in a fun and poignant way.

  • That He Gave

    Produced by FreeBridge Media

    The Christmas story comes down to one simple truth. God loved us so much, that He gave Jesus. Because of this, eternity has changed forever. Grace arrived in Bethlehem that night and the world was never the same.

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