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  • Advent Series

    Contributed by Peter Anthony on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
     | 6,382 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
     | 1,985 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
     | 1,832 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

  • Advent-Ure!

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,007 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

  • 1 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 172 ratings
     | 8,236 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
     | 13,925 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

  • Advent Hope Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,575 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

  • The Meaning Of Advent

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,558 views

    This sermon focuses on the Gospel being "good news." Advent is about the "coming" and "arrival" of Jesus, the Messiah - anointed one.

    “The Meaning of Advent” Luke 2:10-11 The Christian world celebrates the season of Advent on the four Sundays prior to Christmas. Today is the second Sunday of Advent. The dictionary gives two descriptions for Advent “Coming” and “Arrival.” The message of Advent is about the coming and ...read more

  • The Advent Adventure

    Contributed by Dennis Fakes on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,349 views

    Repentance leads to an adventure with Christ.

    The ADVENT ADVENT-ure 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas ...read more

  • The Need For Advent Series

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Oct 29, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,214 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

  • Another Advent

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,679 views

    The world and religious possibilities can blind us to truth. The evidence of Christ encourages us to be renewed in trust that what Jesus speaks will come to pass.

    Another Advent Scripture/text: Mark 13:32-36 Leafs – rough start to their Season. First eight games were loses. Then hope was born … we got Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins! Haven’t won the cup since 1967 – yes, I was only 5 years old. People laugh. Leaf jokes are now hotter than Newfie ...read more

  • Celebrating Advent Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 21, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,785 views

    Anna, who’s name means "grace," at 103 years of age celebrated the first coming of our Lord in the Temple, showing us how to grow old gracefully: Don’t complain; instead, celebrate and share the good news with as many people as you can.

    A little girl came home from Sunday school waving a paper for her mother to see. “Look Mommy,” she exclaimed, “Teacher says I drew the most unusual Christmas picture she ever saw!” Her mother took one look and had to agree with the teacher. Hoping her daughter could explain her creation, the ...read more

  • Advent 4

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 13, 2016
     | 1,011 views

    Ahaz faces the choice, — God’s plan or his own.

    Advent 4 The reason we celebrate Christmas is because God will save his people from their sins, and that God came to dwell with us. Emmanuel. This message is communicated in our Readings today by 3 annunciations or divine invitations. Joseph's annunciation was by angel in a dream. Mary's was by ...read more

  • The Hope Of Advent

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 23, 2017
     | 1,980 views

    It is during this season of Advent that we focus on hope and that hope is centered on the Second Coming of Christ. Advent is not just about preparing for the coming of the Christ child. It is also about looking to the Second Coming of Jesus

    The Hope of Advent Ephesians 2:1-10 In the 19th century, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for the Second Coming of Christ. One such prophecy was an Adventist leader name William Miller. After studying Daniel 8, Miller predicted that Christ would return on ...read more

  • Advent Comfort

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Nov 16, 2017
     | 7,275 views

    God has forgiven their sins and has reclaimed them as His own people. What good news that was for them and what good news for all those who seek to be God’s today.

    Advent2B A story came across my desk recently about a man who worked for the Post Office. This man’s job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses that that computer scanning system could not decipher. One day, a letter came to his desk addressed in shaky handwriting to God. He ...read more