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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 & Christmas Article by Karoline M Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/preaching-within-the-season-advent-christmas 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. Prophetic Resistance Commentary/Exegesis by Eric D Barreto http://day1.org/7602-on_scripture_prophetic_resistance_isaiah_215_by_eric_d_barreto Commentary/Exegesis 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. Streaming to Zion Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_hamm.html Commentary/Exegesis 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. Pastoral Prayer: Advent Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/pastoral-prayer-advent-1a.html Element of Worship Topics: Advent , Prayer , Intercession , Birth Source: Re-Worship This is a pastoral prayer or prayer of intercession for Advent based on Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44 that uses the repeated refrain, "Be born anew in us." People of the Light Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/call-to-worship-people-of-light.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Worship , Salvation , Calling , Light Source: Re-Worship "Standing in God’s presence... We seek to live as people of the light." A call to worship based on Psalm 122 and Romans 13:11-14, calling us into God's presence, light, and the "day of salvation." The Mountain of the Lord Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-mountain-of-the-lord/1019/ Audio/Video by Robert Barron Topics: Advent , Nation Source: Word on Fire Isaiah 2:1-5 describes how every nation streams towards God's holy mountain, the highest mountain. Robert Barron's audio homily asks whether love and praise of God is our highest priority. What Time Is It? Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/what_time_is_it.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Advent , Second Coming , Time , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This Advent sermon for children discusses how we can be ready for Jesus' return even though we don't know when it will be. We can prepare by doing what Jesus tells us to do (Matthew 24:36,... Stay Awake Commentary/Exegesis by Paschasius Radbertus http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_journey.html Commentary/Exegesis 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. Liberated by God's Grace Sermon (Complete) by Elizabeth Eaton http://day1.org/7580-bishop_elizabeth_eaton_advent_1liberated_by_gods_grace Sermon (Complete) by Elizabeth Eaton Topics: Advent , Grace , Eschatology , God's Mercy Source: Day1 This Advent sermon on Matthew 24:36-44 by Elizabeth Eaton explores the nature of the apocalypse and of God's judgment. Eaton describes how we anticipate the end of sin "through God's reconciling mercy." We're Ready! Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/intergenerational-litany-were-ready.html Element of Worship Topics: Advent , Liturgy , Preparation , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is an intergenerational litany for Advent inspired by Matthew 24:36-44 that uses the repeated refrain, "Be ready!" Coming Soon! Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/coming_soon.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Advent , Jesus , Preparation , Second Coming Source: Sermons 4 Kids This Advent sermon for children uses a movie preview ("Coming soon to a theater near you!") as an object lesson for looking forward to and being prepared for Jesus' second coming (Matthew 24:44). Fearing and not fearing Devotional by Mary Schertz https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2010-11/fearing-and-not-fearing-0 Devotional by Mary Schertz Topics: Fear , Bible , Culture Source: The Christian Century In this reflection, Mary Scherzo thinks about how reading apocalyptic literature in the Bible is a cross-cultural experience, wrought with tension and paradox as they are, and offers notes that are helpful for engaging these texts. Stay Awake Commentary/Exegesis http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/theword_working.html Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Advent , Journey , How Shall I Go To God , Preparation Source: The Sunday Website An Advent refleciton on Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:37-44 that focuses on the exhortation to stay awake and to begin our journey to climb the mountain of the Lord. Let My People Go Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/08/year-proper-18-23rd-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon 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. Gathering in the House of God Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/call-to-worship-isaiah-2-35.html Element of Worship Topics: Worship Planning , God's Presence Source: Re-Worship This is a responsive call to worship inspired by Isaiah 2:3,5 that focuses on gather in the house of God. The Wonder of Jerusalem Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Hope , Pilgrimage , Justice Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Psalm 122 speaks about the wonders of Jerusalem, which Stan Mast connects with the wonders of Christ. He shows how the temple of Jerusalem is pointing at a spiritual pilgrimage to the house of the Lord. Make Your Own Snow Globe Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Make-Snow-Globe-Alyce-McKenzie-11-25-2013?offset=1&max=1 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M McKenzie Topics: Advent , Kingdom of God , Second Coming , Eschatology Source: Patheos - Progressive Christianity In this Advent reflection on Matthew 24:36-44, Alyce McKenzie considers the ways in which Jesus appeared in the past and is appearing in the daily lives of Christians in the present. Justice and Preparing for Christ Devotional by Gerald Darring http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvA112716/reflections_justice.html Devotional by Gerald Darring Topics: Advent , Justice , Preparation , Coming of Christ Source: The Sunday Website In this Advent devotional, Gerald Darring suggests that preparing well for the coming of Christ is to respond to the call to “beat our swords into plowshares." Let My People Go Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/08/year-proper-18-24th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Love , Children , Moses , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children This blog post offers insights and resources to plan intergenerational worship according to Exodus 12:1-14; Psalms 119:33-40; 149; Matthew 18:15-20; and Romans 13:8-14, including object lesson ideas and children's books to use for illustration. Ploughshares into Swords Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/10/prayer-ploughshares-into-swords.html Element of Worship by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Advent , Prayer , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is an Advent prayer inspired by Isaiah 2:1-5 from Walter Brueggemann that prayerfully reflects on biblical phrase, "plowshares are beat into swords."