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  • Advent Series

    Contributed by Peter Anthony on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
     | 6,155 views

    Prepare for the Coming of God

    2nd Sunday Advent 10 December 2000 ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ (Luke 1:4) Some scholars believe that John had known from very early in his life that the Event of the Ages was at hand, and that he had been born to herald its arrival. Reared in daily view of ...read more

  • Advent

    Contributed by Joanna Beveridge on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,893 views

    Jesus is the light of the world who through his birth brought new hope to the world.

    Today is the fourth, and final, Sunday of Advent. Very shortly we will be celebrating Christmas – the festival which bears our Saviour’s name. Each year we seem to move further and further away from the religious ideals of Christmas and nearer and nearer to an orgy of conspicuous consumption. We ...read more

  • The Advent Of Jesus Means The Advent Of Eden

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Dec 12, 2016
     | 1,702 views

    Jesus isn't just like an ambulance rushing to our rescue, he's also like a resort shuttle bus, for he is coming to take us to paradise.

    Take a look at the two vehicles pictured on the screen. Which one is more like Jesus? The ambulance or the Disney-resort shuttle bus? On one hand since Jesus comes to rescue us from our sins and from eternal death, you could say that he’s like the ambulance. On the other hand Jesus ...read more

  • Christ Of The Advent

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Nov 24, 2017
     | 1,459 views

    Has Christmas got completely lost in all the commercial noise around it as a festival? Is there still a real meaning to Christmas?

    Christ of the Advent Main Passage 2 Tim 3: 1-7 It is advent season again. It is time to sing carols, eat Christmas cakes, wear new cloths, decorate homes, put up the stars, and wish people Merry Christmas. It is that time when we are supposed to rejoice in the good news of great joy that was ...read more

  • Advent 4

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 13, 2016
     | 907 views

    Ahaz faces the choice, — God’s plan or his own.

    Advent 4 The reason we celebrate Christmas is because God will save his people from their sins, and that God came to dwell with us. Emmanuel. This message is communicated in our Readings today by 3 annunciations or divine invitations. Joseph's annunciation was by angel in a dream. Mary's was by ...read more

  • The Advent Adventure

    Contributed by Dennis Fakes on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,271 views

    Repentance leads to an adventure with Christ.

    The ADVENT ADVENT-ure 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas ...read more

  • 1 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 172 ratings
     | 8,114 views

    Jesus comes to us in three ways -- three times. At his birth, at the present, at his second coming. It is now that is of present concern to us.

    1 Advent A Matthew 24:36 – 44 2 December 2001 Rev. Roger Haugen Today is the first Sunday in Advent, the start of the church year. The day when we begin the preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. We begin to light the candles, we sing the Advent hymns – and we wait – we prepare. ...read more

  • 2 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 420 ratings
     | 13,772 views

    John the Baptist calls us to repentance which calls us to live differently, as the body of Christ

    2 Advent A Matthew 3:1-12 9 December 2001 Rev. Roger Haugen Once there was a man who was a bit of a bum. Talented and successful, he neglected his wife and his children, his work and his friends, his community and his colleagues. He drank too much, lost his temper too often, was cruel too ...read more

  • Advent Hope Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,421 views

    A sermon on Isaiah’s beautiful vision of hope for the people of his own day and for us today.

    Sermon for Advent I Yr A, 28/11/2004 Based on Isa 2:1-5 By Rev Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of The Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Advent Hope” It is hard to believe that today we begin a new church year once ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Advent

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,273 views

    This sermon focuses on the Gospel being "good news." Advent is about the "coming" and "arrival" of Jesus, the Messiah - anointed one.

    “The Meaning of Advent” Luke 2:10-11 The Christian world celebrates the season of Advent on the four Sundays prior to Christmas. Today is the second Sunday of Advent. The dictionary gives two descriptions for Advent “Coming” and “Arrival.” The message of Advent is about the coming and ...read more

  • The Promise Of Advent Series

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Oct 29, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,914 views

    The Promise of Advent. We have established that there is a need for Advent & now flowing out of that need let’s reflect on the promise that God made of the advent of Christ in order to meet that need.

    Today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Advent, as I mentioned last week, means the coming or the arrival. Historically, Advent has been a time for Christians to reflect on the meaning of the coming of Christ. And that is what I am trying to help us do over these 4 Sundays of Advent. Last week, ...read more

  • The Advent Of Christ

    Contributed by Paul George on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 931 views

    Although it would be a sin, and an act of rebellion against our heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ to pay the slightest adoration to the mightiest angel, it would be an unkind act if we did not give to holy angels a place in our heart.

    Although it would be a sin, and an act of rebellion against our heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ to pay the slightest adoration to the mightiest angel, it would be an unkind act if we did not give to holy angels a place in our heart. In fact, when we consider the character of angels and ...read more

  • Remember Advent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,160 views

    remembering and renewing the hope of messiah, His second coming, in our day.

    Remember Advent Is.11:1-10 (NLT) Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of ...read more

  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,321 views

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • An Advent Message

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,401 views

    A short advent message.

    St. Paul was writing to a Church under pressure; and St. Paul himself was writing from a situation of imprisonment. As he composed this letter Paul was “in chains” (1:13,17); so what we find is a letter written out of circumstances that most if not all of us have never experienced, to a Church ...read more