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Resources on Advent

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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 Tension Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-3b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Hope , Joy , Exile Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 126: An invitation to enter into the tension of Advent--the tension between what God has already done and what we still need God to do. In the Time of This Mortal Life Sermon (Complete) by Edward S. Gleason http://day1.org/966-in_the_time_of_this_mortal_life Sermon (Complete) by Edward S. Gleason Topics: Advent , Hope , Sermon , Waiting Source: Day1 In this sermon for Mark 13:24-37, Edward Gleason discusses the glory and necessity of the anticipation of Advent while we live our mortal life. Weeks of Watching Sermon (Complete) by Benjamin Earl http://torch.op.org/torch/weeks-of-watching Sermon (Complete) by Benjamin Earl Topics: Advent , Liturgy Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars This Advent homily asks if Christians are to be sleep-deprived during Advent as we keep watch for the Lord and watch out for each other. Tear Open the Heavens and Come Down! Sermon (Complete) by Isidore Clark http://torch.op.org/torch/tear-open-the-heavens-and-come-down Sermon (Complete) by Isidore Clark Topics: Advent , Hope , Eternal life , Salvation Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars This advent homily on Mark 13:33-37 suggests God answers our cries by sending Jesus into the world. Deep within God’s people, the Lord has planted the conviction that God would always come to their rescue. Where Do We Find God? Sermon Starter/Outline by Karoline M. Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1145 Sermon Starter/Outline by Karoline M. Lewis Topics: Advent , Heaven , God's Will , God Source: Working Preacher Mark 13:24-37 is Jesus at his pastoral best. What looks like devastation and defeat will be God's victory. God will turn a cross into resurrection and a baby in a manger into salvation for the world. Rend the Heavens Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1b/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt Topics: Advent , Prayer Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Isaiah 64:1-9: An Advent prayer for God to "rend the heavens" to come down to God’s people. It includes an illustration about a beautiful forest littered with debris. Waiting in Lag Time Sermon (Complete) by Sue Haupert-Johnson http://day1.org/6258-waiting_in_lag_time Sermon (Complete) by Sue Haupert-Johnson Topics: Advent , Jesus , Eschatology , Second Coming Source: Day1 In this Advent sermon on Mark 13:24-37, Sue Haupert-Johnson encourages us to reflect on God's coming in this in-between time, and to wait actively as people with a role in God's bigger story of redemption. Watch and Wait Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty http://torch.op.org/torch/watch-and-wait Sermon (Complete) by Denis Geraghty Topics: Second Coming , Redemption Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Denis Geraghty's Advent homily on Mark 13:33-37 encourages the Church to be both watchful for that which would threaten the church and also hopeful for the Second Coming. Towards Heaven Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/574 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Fear , Heaven , Eternal life Source: ePriest Using Mark 13:24-32, this resource teaches that Jesus kept his promises. Unlike reliance on material things, which inspires fear, relying on God means knowing the ending. Bear fruit now and rest in life eternal! Readers' Theatre: Tear Open the Heavens and Come Down Drama by Carolyn Brown https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/readers-theatre-isaiah-64-1-9.html Drama by Carolyn Brown Topics: Advent , Worship Planning , Scripture Reading , Coming of Christ Source: Re-Worship This is a four-voice readers’ theatre version of Isaiah 64:1-9 for advent using the New Revised Standard Version. Why Do We Do This? Sermon Starter/Outline by Pamela Czarnota http://day1.org/3459-why_do_we_do_this_ Sermon Starter/Outline by Pamela Czarnota Topics: Advent , Christmas , Love , Incarnation Source: Day1 Reflecting on Isaiah 64:3-6, Pamela Czarnota discusses the point of Advent and why the church focuses on "daunting descriptions of the progression of events that was halted by the inbreaking of Emmanuel, God with us!" Keep Alert Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/benediction-mark-13-24-37.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Advent , Love , Ministry , Faithfulness Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Ruth Patterson's benediction based on Mark 13:24-37. It calls us to be alert, "faithful in service and persistent in prayer," since we do not know when the Son of Man will come. Full Text Hymns on Advent The Advent of Our KingPD
Come, Thou Long-Expected JesusPD
Comfort, Comfort Now My PeoplePD
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Jesus and the Temple Sermon Starter/Outline by Micah D. Kiel https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2586 Sermon Starter/Outline by Micah D. Kiel Topics: Architecture , Economics , Jerusalem , Temple Source: Working Preacher Jesus’ death and resurrection are an apocalyptic moment: the veil is lifted, God's kingdom is at hand. Commentary on Mark 13:1-8, 24-37. The Gospel Begins with Repentance Sermon Starter/Outline by Scott E Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-2b/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Advent , Repentance , Incarnation , Redemption Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter and illustration for Mark 1:1-8: The Gospel begins with repentance from sin, through the incarnation of Jesus Christ. That gospel continues to play out in its cosmic vastness until the end of time. Mark Article by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6332-weekly_sermon_illustration_mark_ Article by Frederick Buechner Topics: Jesus , Hope , Work of Jesus Christ Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects briefly on the authorship, writing style, context, audience, content, and the rhetorical impact of the Gospel of Mark. Buechner suggests that though it seems written in haste, it ends in hope. Wow, Look at This Grand Place! Commentary/Exegesis by Emerson Powery https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2663 Commentary/Exegesis by Emerson Powery Topics: Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher Emerson Powery notes that Jesus' prediction of the destruction of the temple (Mark 13:1-8), like other essential teaching throughout Mark's gospel, was given privately to the disciples. Litany of Confession: Tear us open Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/litany-of-confession-isaiah-64-1-9.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Advent , Confession , Grace , Peace Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Thom Shuman's responsive prayer of confession based on Isaiah 64:1-9. It invites God to "tear open" our hearts, our anger, our souls, so we can become more compassionate, forgiving, "children of Advent." Stay Woke Sermon Starter/Outline by James Waters http://www.aplainaccount.org/mark-1324-37/ Sermon Starter/Outline by James Waters Topics: Christ , Discipleship , Faithfulness , Parable Source: A Plain Account Commenting on Mark 13:24-37, James Waters says the main lesson from Jesus' parable of the household slaves and their master is to "stay woke," not passively waiting but doing the work Christ calls us to do. We Know the End of the Story Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=480 Sermon Starter/Outline by David J. Lose Topics: Advent , Waiting Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Luke 21:25-36. Advent reminds us that live between the incarnation of Christ and the return of Christ. The time between is characterized by hope which has been secured by Christ. God's Kingdom Has Broken In Sermon Starter/Outline by Leonard Vander Zee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-28b/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Leonard Vander Zee Topics: Eschatology , Kingdom of God , Coming of Christ Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes on Mark 13:1-8. As we experience birthpangs of the new creation, let us remember that God's kingdom is already here. We live into this reality as God’s redeemed people in this world of pain.

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