Search ResultsAdvent Worship Service Preaching and worship planning resources for the first Sunday of Advent, focused on Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44. Advent Sunday A The first Sunday of Advent frequently has us reflect on Christ's Second Coming. If we aren't careful, we turn to pie-in-the-sky theology, but Psalm 122, Matthew 24:36-44, Romans 13:11-14, and Isaiah 2:1-5 offer a different perspective. Advent Year A: How Do We Get to Zion? The Advent journey is one of many opportunities to reaffirm that God's activity on this earth through Christ is not finished. This Advent, let us remember that Christ has come and Christ will come again. First Sunday of Advent 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. The Shocking Metaphors of Advent This podcast explores the lectionary texts assigned to the first week of advent and discusses the fact that it does not come in the quiet Christmas fashion, but with loud anticipation of Christ's return. Advent: Watch This is a full worship planning resource for Advent, based on Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44, focusing on the advent motif, 'watch'. It includes planning notes, commentary, songs, readings, prayers and more. A Grand Vision for Advent A sermon starter on Psalm 122, Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44 and Romans 13:11-14 that provides commentary and application questions. Focuses on invitation to follow God in this life and the next. Remembering God’s time during our time In this sermon for Advent 1A Mary Frances Schjonberg resists the temptation to oppose sacred and secular Christmas. Instead we should follow Isaiah 2:1-5 in recognizing that this one world is part of God's soon-coming kingdom. Beating Swords into Plowshares 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. Remembering the End These sermon/service planning notes for advent focus on remembering the end. In Isaiah we see Zion as a beacon. In Romans, Jesus is the end of the law. In Matthew 24 Jesus predicts his second coming... Be Awake and Ready Joshua D. Bowron reminds readers to ready themselves for the coming of Christ in their daily lives in this Advent sermon on Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44 and Psalm 122. Mud and Metaphor This practical how-to worship resource for Advent offers a breakdown to better understand how metaphors work linguistically. This breakdown helps people to better understand how many of the metaphors in the Bible work. Full Text Hymns on Advent The Advent of Our KingPD
Light the Advent Candle (Advent Song)©
See more hymns... Imagine Big This podcast goes through the texts and wonder at how this lectionary week (First Sunday of Advent) invites us to think about different, bigger, and at time difficult images for God (Matthew 24:36-44). Remembering the End This practical how-to plan Advent worship guide based on Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44 challenges communities to shine for others, avoid sin and be diligent in waiting. Includes commentary, sermon starter and... The Wonder of Jerusalem Psalm 122 speaks about the wonders of Jerusalem, which Stanley 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. Open our hearts Reflecting on Advent, Ben Helmer writes that Advent is a breaking in, a strong reminder that underneath all that seems to be crumbling is a firm foundation, and the One who is to come. Hope at Christmas The birth of Jesus is both the fulfillment of hope as well as the grounds for the fulfillment of future hope. Seeing Daylight In this meditation on Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:37-44, Romans 13:11-14, and Psalm 122, John Kavanaugh declares that the works of dark and sleep are all changed in God’s bright presence, which transforms night itself into light. The Mountain of the Lord 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. Hoping for the future Amy Richter offers a sermon for Advent 1A which meditates Isaiah's vision of God's good future (2:1-5) and commends the Church to the difficult discipline of Advent waiting.