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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... Christ the King Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Reginald H Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/ChristKingC2016/theword_indepth.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Reginald H Fuller Topics: Wisdom , Jesus , Eschatology , Redemption Source: The Sunday Website Through the lens of Christ the King Sunday, Reginald Fuller comments on 2 Samuel 5:1-3, Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, Colossians 1:12-20, and Luke 23:35-43, focusing on several themes including wisdom, salvation, and eternity. The Structure of Matthew's Gospel Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Melinda Quivik https://www.workingpreacher.org/sermon-development/preaching-matthew-part-ii-reorientation-into-gods-reign Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Melinda Quivik Topics: Kingdom of God , Fasting , Parables , Money Source: Working Preacher The gospel of Matthew is structured around five discourses of Jesus that reveal the surprising challenge of his kingdom mission, and offer a trajectory from blessing through teaching and mystery to the end of time. The Coming of the Son of Man Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Fabian Radcliffe https://english.op.org/torch/the-coming-of-the-son-of-man Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Fabian Radcliffe Topics: Advent , Preparation , Second Coming Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this advent homily on Luke 21:25-28,34-36, Fabian Radcliffe shows us how the coming of the Son of Man is both an event in the future, and a reality in our present. Lighting Candles in the Dark Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Lawrence Lew https://english.op.org/torch/lighting-candles-in-the-dark Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Lawrence Lew Topics: Advent , Love , Sacrifice Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this homily on Romans 13:11-14, Lawrence Lew looks at the Advent candle as a reminder of our baptismal vocation to walk in the light of Christ. Beating Swords into Plowshares Children’s Sermon or Lesson by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2010/09/year-first-sunday-of-advent-november-28.html Children’s Sermon or Lesson by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Advent , Thanksgiving , Peace , Nativity Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of lesson ideas and activities by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about peace and peacemaking, as well as the themes and hymns of Advent. Wait a Bit Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John Foley http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/reflections_foley.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by John Foley Topics: Advent , Waiting , Beauty , Jesus Source: The Sunday Website John Foley's Advent reflection makes a countercultural suggestion that waiting can be a holy gift that invites us to notice the mundane but God-filled objects all around us. Seeing Daylight Article by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_embodied.html Article by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Advent , Light , Day , Darkness Source: The Sunday Website In this meditation on Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:37-44, and Romans 13:11-14, John Kavanaugh declares that the works of dark and sleep are all changed in God’s bright presence, which transforms night itself into light. A Homegoing Song Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Elaine Dreeben http://day1.org/7539-elaine_dreeben_a_homegoing_song Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Elaine Dreeben Topics: Advent , God's Will , Prayer , How To Pray Source: Day1 In her sermon on Psalm 122, Elaine Dreeben argues that we are invited to pray, not just with our hearts and voices, but with our feet. There Will Be Peace Someday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/swords-into-plowshares-2/commentary-on-isaiah-361-3-13-20-371-7-then-21-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Fear , Peace , Prophets , War Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens offers commentary for preaching Isaiah 36:1-37:7 and Isaiah 2:1-4. The first passage is deeply steeped in violence and war, while the second passage reveals a God who teaches the ways of peace. First Sunday of Advent with Children Article about Songs by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-first-sunday-of-advent-also-sunday.html Article about Songs by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Advent , Children , Christian Calendar , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children On the First Sunday of Advent, Carolyn Brown suggests focusing on the beginning of the new Christian year with children by celebrating the whole year. Includes notes on Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14. Never Give Up Hope Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1a/?type=the_lectionary_gospel Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Scott Hoezee Topics: Advent , Hope , Eschatology , Matthew Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Being faithful to our Lord in our everyday routines demonstrates holy watchfulness for Christ's return. Scott Hoezee offers a sermon starter and illustration for Matthew 24:36-44. It includes questions to ponder, textual points, and an illustration. Stay Awake Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Paschasius Radbertus http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_journey.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Paschasius Radbertus Topics: Advent , Coming of Christ , Second Coming , Judgment Source: The Sunday Website This commentary on Matthew 24:37-44 talks about keeping watch for Christ's coming, to give account on the day of judgement and day after day to stir our consciences. Full Text Hymns on Advent The Advent of Our KingPD
Come, Thou Long-Expected JesusPD
O Come, O Come, EmmanuelPD
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Unexpected Ways of God Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ben Cremer http://www.aplainaccount.org/isaiah-21-5/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Ben Cremer Topics: Advent , Light , God's Faithfulness Source: A Plain Account This commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5 reminds us God brings salvation from the most unexpected places. "May we call our people to faithfully anticipate God’s light and to expect it in God’s ways, and not our own." Closer Than You Think Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Matthew L Skinner http://day1.org/2384-closer_than_you_think Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Advent , Sermon , Promises of God, The Source: Day1 In this sermon on Isaiah 2:1-5, Stephen Montgomery discusses God's promises to a fearful Israel that are fulfilled by the coming Messiah. Come, Lord Jesus Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Martha P Sterne http://day1.org/593-come_lord_jesus Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Martha P Sterne Topics: Advent , Love , God's Will , Sermon Source: Day1 In this sermon on Matthew 24:36-44 for Advent, Martha Sterne encourages believers to "leave room for what's to come" by willingly and faithfully waiting on God's plan. Come, Lord, Come Prayer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/prayer-come-lord-come.html Prayer Topics: Advent , Prayer , Justice , Mercy Source: Re-Worship This Advent prayer is inspired by Matthew 24:36-44, and calls God to come with justice and with mercy. Streaming to Zion Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_hamm.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Dennis Hamm Topics: Advent , Peace , Incarnation , Hope Source: The Sunday Website In this commentary on Isaiah 2:1-5, Dennis Hamm observes that during Advent, we focus how we continue to hunger for the dream that the incarnation began to realize two millennia ago. Prophetic Resistance Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Eric D Barreto http://day1.org/7602-on_scripture_prophetic_resistance_isaiah_215_by_eric_d_barreto Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Eric D Barreto Topics: Advent , Violence , Prophets , Politics Source: Day1 Originally written in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Eric Barreto reflects on Isaiah 2:1-5, illuminating the prophet's call to resist the broken moral order in the name of God's good future. Preaching Healing Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Frederick J Gaiser https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/preaching-healing Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Frederick J Gaiser Topics: Healing , Preaching , Kingdom of God , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this article on preaching, Fred Gaiser says all preaching preaches healing because genuine preaching proclaims the kingdom of God and in the presence of God, sin, death, and the devil cannot abide. Let My People Go Children’s Sermon or Lesson by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/08/year-proper-18-23rd-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children’s Sermon or Lesson by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Passover , Moses Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of resources by Carolyn Brown to help children explore the first Passover and wider context of the Exodus, as well as other passages.