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  • Don’t Keep Christ In Christmas

    Contributed by David Roth on Jan 25, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,195 views

    Advent 1 (B) Christ is more than a baby born in Bethlehem, He is King of all. We should not confine worship of Christ to the holiday only, nor failure to recognize Him as more than just a baby, but as God and Lord who will return as Judge.

    “Don’t keep Christ in Christmas” J. J. May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. Thanksgiving is over, and Advent is here. But our Gospel reading today presents us with Mark’s ...read more

  • The Absurdity Of Advent

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Dec 3, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 20,173 views

    If on Advent Sunday all we do is to look back to Christ's earthly life and forward to his coming again, our present life seems to occupy a sort of interval when nothing much is going on.

    TITLE: THE ABSURDITY OF ADVENT SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 40:3-5 I so enjoy this time of the year in the Christian Calendar. Even after 35 years of Preaching and Pastoring, this season never grows old or tiresome as I stand in the pulpit. This is the First Sunday in Advent. • In the media the season ...read more

  • Advent Candle Ceremony #1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 30, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 28,736 views

    These are readings for the lighting of the Advent Candles.

    Advent Candle Ceremony #1 Introduction Each year we prepare for the coming of Christmas. We go about decorating our homes, setting up Christmas trees and buying presents. We look forward to spending time with family and friends. We also prepare in the Church as well. We have the hanging of ...read more

  • Advent Gospels: Luke Series

    Contributed by Scott Nichols on Feb 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,478 views

    This message looks at what it means to "carry Christ into Christmas" by looking at the oft-neglected story of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth in Luke’s Gospel.

    “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” So cries an exasperated Charlie Brown in the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Amid the commercialism, the materialism and the general confusion of the holiday, Charlie Brown seeks merely to understand. Understanding has been our goal ...read more

  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Pastor Bruce A. Shields on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,148 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 Jigsaw

    Contributed by Malcolm Chester on Jan 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,716 views

    A sermon for dvent Sunday intruducing the themes of Advent

    I suppose I should start the sermon this morning by wishing you all ’Happy New Year.’ But before you think that I’ve completely blown it, let me explain – at least for those who weren’t here last Sunday evening. Today is new year – not that we’ve fast forwarded to Jan 1; not is it Chinese New Year ...read more

  • Second Sunday In Advent

    Contributed by Brent Ham on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 265 ratings
     | 34,905 views

    "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit." (Vs. 13) Week after week Father Harris and I stand in this pulpit and do our very best to preach the word of God with love and faithfulness. In doing so we sometimes ...read more

  • The Impossible Surprise Series

    Contributed by Randy Shepard on Jan 4, 2019
    based on 3 ratings
     | 11,325 views

    Our God is a God of Impossible Surprises

    The definition of the word advent is the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. In the Christian church Advent is the first season of the church year that includes the four Sundays before Christmas Eve. Advent is a time for us to prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus ...read more

  • Are We Prepared Yet?

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Nov 29, 2006
     | 5,011 views

    1st Sunday of Advent, Series C. Preached at Beaver Creek Lutheran Mission, Forest City, Iowa 11/30/2003.

    Advent 1, Series C. “Are We Prepared Yet?” Luke 21:25-36. November 30, 2003 Forest City Lutheran Mission, Forest City, IA First of all, Happy New Year! Yes, that’s right! This morning we begin a new church year, as today is the First Sunday in Advent. And since we begin the Advent season ...read more

  • John The Baptist - The Lord's Messenger -

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,742 views

    The confused world does not understand the meaning of the coming, the Advent of Christ into this world. In its confusion, the world approaches Christmas with out repentance and preparation necessary to see the Christ and receive his blessings. Christian

    John the Baptist the Lord’s Messenger - Matt 11__2-15 Advent3 Sun, Dec 2003 First Lesson: Isaiah 35:1-10 Epistle: James 5:7-11 Psalm 146 Gospel: Matt 11:2-15 "Behold, I Send My Messenger before your face." The Greek word translated here as messenger is "angelos," that is, "angel." Normally ...read more

  • Rejoice! I Say Rejoice!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Feb 12, 2024
     | 180 views

    On this third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), we change from penitence to rejoicing for what is to come.

    John 1:6-8, 19-28 The shortest and darkest day and longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice – occurs this week. It is the onset of the winter season when the sun is the furthest from Earth and is often a time of darkness, doubt, and fear. And yet, Sunday is Gaudete Sunday - a beloved day ...read more

  • Where Does Christmas Begin?

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Dec 28, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,715 views

    A salvation message that helps us discover the difference between "when" and "where" Christmas begins using the account of the "fall" recorded in Genesis 3.

    WHERE DOES CHRISTMAS BEGIN? WHERE…NOT WHEN…DOES IT BEGIN? SOME WOULD SAY THAT IT IS RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING WHILE OTHERS WOULD ARGUE IT IS USUALLY THE FIRST SUNDAY IN DECEMBER. BUT THAT IS STILL "WHEN!" DECEMBER 25 THROUGH JANUARY 6 IS THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS. THESE ARE THE "WHEN" DATES OF ...read more

  • "Getting Ready For Something Big"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 286 ratings
     | 39,345 views

    A sermon for Advent.

    ISAIAH 64:1-9 Mark 13:24-32 “Getting Ready For Something BIG” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church One of the most popular t-v game shows is The Price Is Right hosted by good old Bob Barker. When you receive tickets to attend this highly-watched, fast-moving game ...read more

  • Opening Ourselves To God (Faith): Opening Ourselves To 'christ'-Mas Series Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,975 views

    Opening ourselves to God,to faith, first and foremost, is the key to having a meaningful Christmas season.

    “Opening Ourselves To God” Opening Ourselves to "Christ"-mas Psalm 122, Matthew 24:36, 42-44, Romans 13:11-14 (quotes taken from the NKJV unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ November 28, 2004 Theme: Opening ourselves to God, first and foremost, is the key to having a meaningful Christmas ...read more

  • Stay Ready So You Don't Have To Get Ready

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Dec 3, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 17,886 views

    Advent is both looking back and looking forward.

    Stay Ready So You Don’t Have to Get Ready Mark 13:24-37 Black Friday. I suppose we all survived. You know what Black Friday is, don’t you? That inevitable Friday after Thanksgiving that signals the official beginning of the holiday season. That day when shoppers line up outside malls and ...read more