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Topical Study on Advent One of the blessings of Advent is that it counteracts the hype of the commercial Christmas madness, inviting us to a deeper and more fruitful spiritual renewal. One of two penitential seasons in the liturgical calendar for four weeks prior to Christmas, Advent prepares us for great event of the... Advent: A season of blessings Devotional by Jim Hawkins https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6500/advent-a-season-of-blessings Devotional by Jim Hawkins Topics: Advent , Christmas , Blessing , Family Source: Ministry Matters In the midst of the rush, Advent beckons us to remember the blessings of this often overlooked season; namely the blessings of patience, perspective, hope, service, and opportunity. Advent in Us: A Different Kind of Waiting Devotional by Laura Boggess https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-us-different-kind-waiting Devotional by Laura Boggess Topics: Advent , Waiting , Consumerism , Humility Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling "In this busy season, do we dare slow down enough to allow wonder to catch up with us?... How does the Christian waiting look different from the world’s?" An advent reflection by Laura Boggess. Advent: Waiting for the Reign of Christ Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-29-november-05-december-2015/ Devotional by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Christmas , Incarnation , Second Coming Source: Sacredise This reflection for the the start of Advent by John van de Laar remembers that Advent is not just about preparing to celebrate the incarnation, but to be ready for Christ's return. Advent Preparation through the Daily Office of Readings Devotional by Robert F. Gorman http://www.hprweb.com/2015/11/advent-preparation-through-the-daily-office-of-readings/ Devotional by Robert F. Gorman Topics: Advent , Patience , Humility , Joy Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Robert Gorman introduces the Morning Office of Readings as an especially rich source of prayer during Advent, with themes of "humility, patient waiting, expectant joy, mysterious wonder, and prophetic fulfillment." Advent Preparation Devotional by Juan Huertas http://day1.org/2582-advent_preparation Devotional by Juan Huertas Topics: Advent , Repentance , Kingdom of God , Justice Source: Day1 Juan Huertas considers Matthew 3:2 and Revelation 3:17-20. Advent calls us to prepare for God’s coming kingdom by repenting and doing a “heart assessment,” in order to bear fruits of justice, peace, and radical love. Advent, Week 3: Rejoice Devotional by Jeanna Boase https://colossianforum.org/2014/12/16/advent-week-3-rejoice/ Devotional by Jeanna Boase Topics: Advent , Joy , Praise , Rejoicing Source: Colossian Forum Blog The advent story of Christ breaking into the world, reminds us that times joy can be found in times of sadness and compassion can be sensed in the midst of our sorrow. Advent, Week 1: Hidden Hope Devotional by Lori Wilson https://colossianforum.org/2014/12/02/advent-week-1-hidden-hope/ Devotional by Lori Wilson Topics: Advent , Fear , Hope , Promises Source: Colossian Forum Blog This advent devotional points out that we might be prone to despair if we look for loud, impressive signs of God's Kingdom. God often chooses to work in quiet, subtle ways. Advent: A Season of Redemption Devotional by Alex Joyner https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4522/advent-a-season-of-redemption Devotional by Alex Joyner Topics: Advent , Christmas , Redemption , Slavery Source: Ministry Matters Advent invites us to enter into God’s work in us and in the world. God has entered into history to redeem His people. Christ has promised to come again to free God’s people. Advent Call for Repentance Article https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-2016-worship-series-overview/second-sunday-of-advent-a-planning-notes Article Topics: Advent , Repentance , John the Baptist Source: Discipleship Ministries This Advent article presents worship planning notes for a service centered upon John the Baptist's call for repentance (Matthew 3:1-12). The article includes instructions for hosting an "altar call" or similar event based on repentance. Celtic Advent Carol Audio/Video by Michael Barrett http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/70292597865/celtic-advent-carol-celebration Audio/Video by Michael Barrett Topics: Advent , Liturgy , Comfort , Preparation Source: Global Worship Video of a choral performance of "Celtic Advent Carol" by Michael Barrett (pen name for Joseph M. Martin), emphasizing preparation for the coming of Jesus. ‘Advent Suite’ Song/Hymn by John Michael Talbot http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/104628097955/john-michael-talbot-advent-suite Song/Hymn by John Michael Talbot Topics: Advent , Messiah , Jesus , Music Source: Global Worship In this live recording of his "Advent Suite" John Michael Talbot sings about the first advent of Christ. The lyrics challenge the listener not only to believe in Jesus, but to commit to following him. As We Wait (new Advent Acclamation) Audio/Video by Unknown http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/14253574716/as-we-wait-new-advent-acclamation Audio/Video by Unknown Topics: Advent , Waiting Source: Global Worship This short and simple "Advent Acclamation" is in call and response form. The acclamation focuses upon waiting for the promise of the King, and for the King to reign. Full Text Hymns on Advent The Advent of Our KingPD
Come, Thou Long-Expected JesusPD
Comfort, Comfort Now My PeoplePD
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Advent Candle Lighting Readings Element of Worship by Multiple Contributors https://www.faithward.org/advent-candle-lighting-readings/ Element of Worship by Multiple Contributors Topics: Advent , Christmas , Faith , Worship Source: Faithward A set of readings, including Psalms and gospels, for the ceremony of lighting candles on the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Advent & Christmas Article by Karoline M. Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1685 Article by Karoline M. Lewis Topics: Advent , Hope , Preaching , Busyness Source: Working Preacher In this article, Karoline Lewis offers practical suggestions to address the challenges of preaching hope during the season of Advent, a time when hope can be drowned out by other worries. Advent Prayer: Come Again? Element of Worship by Thom Shuman https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/08/advent-prayer-come-again.html Element of Worship by Thom Shuman Topics: Advent , Prayer , Coming of Christ , Redeemer’s Return Source: Re-Worship This poem is an Advent prayer that seeks Christ's coming and Christ's return. Celtic Advent Carol Song/Hymn by David Angerman http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/103900297085/celtic-advent-carol Song/Hymn by David Angerman Topics: Advent , Jesus , Preparation , Heart Source: Global Worship Video of a choral performance of "Celtic Advent Carol" by David Angerman and Michael Barrett. Also included is an image of “Emerging Star 2,” a painting by Virginia Wieringa. Advent's Binding of Isaac Article by Kristen Drahos https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/advents-binding-of-isaac/ Article by Kristen Drahos Topics: Advent , Faith , Grace , Heaven Source: Church Life Journal Kristen Drahos explores, with an eschatological posture, the sacrifice of money and riches that Jesus demands — a demand that is especially clear in Advent. Advent Candle Liturgies Element of Worship by Jacqui King https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/upper-room-2019-advent-worship-litanies Element of Worship by Jacqui King Topics: Advent , Peace , Hope , Joy Source: Discipleship Ministries This is a set of Advent candle lighting litanies based on hope, peace, joy, and love. Advent: Righteousness Draws Near Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/11/call-to-worship-prayer-advent-1-c.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Advent , Promises , Righteousness , Calling Source: Re-Worship Advent Liturgy: A call to worship from Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Psalm 25:1-10 prophesying days of God's love and mercy healing the world. An opening prayer to "remain alert and watchful." (Psalm 25:1-10, Luke 21:25-36). Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy Element of Worship by Derek Weber https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/advent-candle-lighting-liturgy-2019 Element of Worship by Derek Weber Topics: Advent , Light , Peace , Hope Source: Discipleship Ministries Derek Weber offers a liturgy for the lighting of Advent candles - peace, hope, joy, trust, and love (the Christ candle), with a scripture passage for each lighting.

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