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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 and the Signs of Jesus' Return Children's Sermon by Stephen R Wilson https://ministry-to-children.com/childrens-sermon-advent-and-the-signs-of-jesus-return/ Children's Sermon by Stephen R Wilson Topics: Advent , Children , Second Coming , Redeemer’s Return Source: MinistryToChildren This Advent children’s sermon for Matthew 24:27-31 teaches kids about the second coming of Christ. Advent Candle Readings Drama by Betsy Arkema https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2013/advent-candle-readings Drama by Betsy Arkema Topics: Advent , Christmas , Liturgy , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Betsy Arkema offers 5 readings to go along with the lighting of Advent candles, emphasizing the hope, peace, love, and joy we have in Christ's birth. Advent is Hope: In the Hurts Sermon Starter/Outline by Roger E Van Harn https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-1993/advent-hope-hurts Sermon Starter/Outline by Roger E Van Harn Topics: Advent , Grief , Hope , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Advent is a season for that empowers us to prepare, anticipate, wait, and watch for Christ to return. By exploring three lectionary texts, Roger E. Van Harn explores the hope Advent brings in our own hurts.... Paul's Intercessory Prayer Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-2c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Advent , Prayer , Intercession , Paul Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this Advent sermon starter and illustration for Philippians 1:3-11, Doug Bratt examines Paul's intercessory prayer and invites us to reflect on the shape of our own prayers for those whom we love in the Lord. 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'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 Communion Service Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2011/11/advent-communion-service/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Lord’s Supper , Eucharist Source: Carol Penner This worship resource by Carol Penner features a communion liturgy centered around Advent and these four questions: Who is invited? Why do we give thanks? Why do we eat and drink? What do we remember? Advent prayer for peace in Afghanistan Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2009/11/advent-prayer-for-peace-in-afghanistan/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Peace , War and peace , War Source: Carol Penner An Advent prayer for peace and the situation in Afganistan. Advent and Justice Sermon Starter/Outline by Laura Jean Torgerson https://youngclergywomen.org/advent-2014/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Laura Jean Torgerson Topics: Advent , Racism , Justice , Freedom Source: Young Clergy Women Laura Jean Torgerson writes a poetic Advent reflection on racism, justice and Black Lives Matter, based on Luke 4:18-19 and Isaiah 61:1-2. Advent Hope: God Enters In Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-hope-god-enters Article Topics: Advent , Salvation , Sanctification , Change Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Describing God's story of creation and redemption through Christ Jesus, this Advent-themed article discusses how God both entered into the world and continues to enter into our hearts to work salvation and sanctification in our lives. Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way Sermon Starter/Outline by Jarrod Johnston https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4276/advent-series-hope-is-on-the-way Sermon Starter/Outline by Jarrod Johnston Topics: Advent , Christmas , Waiting , God's Presence Source: Ministry Matters Designed for use during Advent through Epiphany Sunday, Jarrod Johnston's sermon starters on Matthew 1:18-25, 3:1-12, 11:2-11, 24:36-44, Luke 2:1-20, Hebrews 2:10-18, John 1:1-18 draw attention to God's presence, our expectations, our faith, and God's grace. Advent: A Season of Discernment Devotional by Silas Henderson http://4lpi.com/blog/advent-a-season-of-discernment/ Devotional by Silas Henderson Topics: Advent , Faith , Discernment , Philippians Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Advent is a season of discernment where we turn away from personal choices and sins to seek God who brings the mercy and peace. The Unsettling God with Us Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-4a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Advent , Incarnation , Mercy Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching The promise of “God with us” was likely not a comfort to King Ahaz. For us too, the truth of "God with us" can be unsettling. An Advent sermon starter on Isaiah 7:10-16 by Doug Bratt. Advent Faithfulness Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler https://www.pulpitfiction.com/notes/advent4b Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler Topics: Advent , Mary , Covenant , God's Faithfulness Source: Pulpitfiction These three podcasts offer audio commentary on texts (Luke 1:26-56, Romans 16:25-27, 2 Samuel 7:1-16) that together draw a picture of God's advent faithfulness in establishing an eternal throne. Advent Peace Prayer for Marriages Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2018/12/advent-peace-prayer-for-marriages/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Love , Community , Conflict Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner offers an Advent prayer for married couples, thanking God for loving, harmonious partnerships, and praying for "couples that have lost their way." Advent Hope Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler https://www.pulpitfiction.com/notes/advent1c Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler Topics: Advent , Hope , Comfort , Awareness of God Source: Pulpitfiction These two podcasts discuss advent texts (Jeremiah 33:14-16, Luke 21:25-36, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13) that portray an eschatological hope for readers who are struggling with despair. Advent Adventure Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://leadinginworship.com/2010/11/advent-adventure/ Element of Worship by Carol Penner Topics: Advent , Hope , Longing , Peace Source: Carol Penner Carol Penner's poetic prayer recognizes Jesus as the source of light, hope, and peace, and asks for guidance in the adventure of Advent. Advent Renewal Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler https://www.pulpitfiction.com/notes/advent3c Commentary/Exegesis by Eric Fistler Topics: Advent , Change , Repentance , John the Baptist Source: Pulpitfiction These two podcasts contain audio commentary for Advent texts (Isaiah 12:2-6, Luke 3:7-18, Philippians 4:4-7) that reveal the shocking nature of God's message in the lives of John the Baptist, Paul, and the Prophets. Advent Sending: Active Preparation Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-sending.html Element of Worship Topics: Advent , Coming of Christ , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a closing benediction for the Advent season that focuses on sending the congregation out in active preparation for the coming of Christ. Advent Art Devotional Image by Victoria Emily Jones https://artandtheology.org/2016/11/10/advent-art-slideshow-and-devotional/ Image by Victoria Emily Jones Topics: Advent , Art , Mary , Incarnation Source: Art & Theology A catalog of Advent images and reflections by Victoria Emily Jones, who meditates on the mysteries of the Incarnation.