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 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. Advent Confession Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-confession.html Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton Topics: Advent , Forgiveness , Mercy , Confession Source: Re-Worship Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. 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 in the Marketplace Article by Cameron Lee https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/advent-in-the-marketplace/ Article by Cameron Lee Topics: Advent , Voice , Culture , Economics Source: Fuller Studio Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Why Not "Move" Advent to November? Article by Lester Ruth https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2003/why-not-move-advent-november Article by Lester Ruth Topics: Advent , Incarnation , Liturgy , Lectionary Source: Reformed Worship Lester Ruth relates how he tried observing Advent in November for a congregation that did not have a strong tradition of Advent. He also discusses situations in which "moving" Advent would not work well. Staying Afloat Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-hope-staying-afloat Article Topics: Advent , Hope , Despair , Jesus Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. 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 as Realignment Sermon Starter/Outline by Taylor Burton-Edwards https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/advent-through-christmas-season-2017-series-overview/first-sunday-of-advent-2017-planning-notes/first-sunday-of-advent-2017-preaching-notes Sermon Starter/Outline by Taylor Burton-Edwards Topics: Christmas , Prophets , Repentance , Suffering Source: Discipleship Ministries Preaching notes for the first week of Advent, including two reflections by Taylor Burton-Edwards on Advent and St. Nicholas Day. Burton-Edwards writes that Isaiah 64:1-9 invite us to return to God in the midst of disaster. Advent Reflection: Waiting with Joy Sermon Starter/Outline by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/advent-reflection-waiting-joy Sermon Starter/Outline by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Advent , Joy , Hope , Zephaniah Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts' sermon starter reflects on Zephaniah's vision (3:16-17) of hope that God would be present with his people and delight in them. In Advent we also rejoice in hope of the coming of Christ. 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. 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. The "Second Coming" in Mark Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Allan Powell https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2265 Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Allan Powell Topics: Advent , Waiting , Second Coming , Apocalypse Source: Working Preacher This Advent commentary by Mark Allen Powell on Jesus' "second coming" described in Mark 13:24-37 discusses how lovers of Christ should both "live as though the end is at hand" and "dig-in for the long haul." Advent Hymn Sing with the Roots Worship Collective Audio/Video by Roots Worship Collective http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/154062860235/advent-hymn-sing-with-the-roots-worship-collective Audio/Video by Roots Worship Collective Topics: Advent , Worship , Rejoicing , Singing Source: Global Worship A video of the nearly 2 hour Advent Hymn Sing by the Roots Worship Collective, with the set list provided to make it easier to find songs to use during worship. Between Two Advents: In the Interim Commentary/Exegesis by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. https://www.religion-online.org/article/between-two-advents-in-the-interim-luke-2128/ Commentary/Exegesis by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. Topics: Advent , Second Coming , Faithfulness Source: Religion Online This commentary on Luke 21:28 looks at the time between the first coming of Jesus Christ and his second coming, suggesting that our task is faithfulness in our work and in our attitudes. Advent According to Luke Commentary/Exegesis by Shively Smith https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3531 Commentary/Exegesis by Shively Smith Topics: Advent , Angels , Gospel , Commentary Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Luke 1:26-38 highlights the uniqueness of Luke's account of the good news, which includes moments such as words of assurance given to Mary. Longing for Christ: an Advent Commentary Commentary/Exegesis by Brent Peterson http://www.aplainaccount.org/1-corinthians-13-9/ Commentary/Exegesis by Brent Peterson Topics: Divisions , Unity , Body of Christ Source: A Plain Account Brent Peterson's commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 offers both line by line notes and notes for preaching during Advent. This passage reminds us what Christians should truly long for: Christ at the center of life. The Three Advents Practical How-To by Robert B. Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/125864.pdf Practical How-To by Robert B. Kruschwitz Topics: Advent , Awareness of God , Prayer , Humility Source: The Christian Reflection Project This study guide for 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 examines how God comes to humankind through the Advent of Christ, how Advent is a sacrament, and how Advent helps us understand our profound need for God's transforming power. An Advent Psalm Commentary/Exegesis by James K. Mead https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3498 Commentary/Exegesis by James K. Mead Topics: Advent , Lament , Psalms , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 126 explains that the Psalm has a rich lectionary tradition, used for worship during Lent, after Pentecost, and here on the third Sunday of Advent. A 12-Step Advent Examen Practical How-To by Terrance Klein https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/12/06/12-step-advent-examen-what-it-means-be-parish Practical How-To by Terrance Klein Topics: Advent , Church , Community , Compassion Source: America: The Jesuit Review Terrance Klein suggests taking time during Advent to reflect on these twelve types of people sitting in church on Sunday. "If a face or two has come before your mind...God has given you a gift." Song: Advent Hymn Audio/Video by Christy Nockels http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/154211964325/advent-hymn-by-christy-nockels Audio/Video by Christy Nockels Topics: Advent , Hope , Soul , Waiting Source: Global Worship Christy Nockels writes and sings an original Christmas song titled, "Advent Hymn."

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