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SERMONS & MEDIA ON ADVENT

Our sermon ideas for Advent will help you preach a powerful message. Prepare your messages for the holiday season with Advent sermon outlines or an entire sermon series about the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Also, study messages related to anticipating Christ's coming to help you preach a dynamic Christmas sermon.


ADVENT SERMON OUTLINES

by Christopher Harbin

What would we do with God in our midst? What do we do with God? Advent is a season of waiting and preparation. It is a time to anticipate God's coming into our lives. We look back on Jesus' birth, but we also look forward to Jesus' return in glory and for each one of us. Perhaps our Christmas reflections actually distract us from the meaning of Advent and...

by Kenneth C. Kroohs

I considered beginning with a couple "Happy New Year's" jokes as I do most years. Since today is the first day of the new church year, that would be appropriate, if somewhat overdone. Then I realized that this was the real millennium! So I could re-cycle some old millennium jokes! If the end of the world was scheduled for the end of the year 1999, it makes...

by Kerry Shook

We are in the middle of what I am calling "the ripple effect challenge", and that is, I am challenging all of us for everyday leading up to Christmas during the advent season to get our focus off ourselves and onto others. To do acts of kindness and to give of ourselves to others so it causes a ripple effect in this community that reaches around the world, and...

by Brad Whitt

INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at Isaiah chapter 7 if you will. As we move into the Christmas season, I want to begin a four part series of messages on the birth and life of Jesus that I want to entitle, "Unto Us A Child Is Born." Last week, I took advantage of an opportunity, as some of you did, to go hear our very...

by Jackie Prim

That touches the heart of people everywhere - especially those today is the second Sunday of advent. Advent refers to the ''coming'' of Jesus Christ, the messiah - the savior. We recall with great joy and celebration the birth of our Lord and king. There's just something about the season of Christmas of us of the household of faith. Most of us have a mighty long ''to do'' list in preparation...

by Stan Coffey

I want to begin a new series of messages on the Christmas story. What a wonderful time of the year this is. I was reading the other day about a little boy. Children are so honest. He had received a Christmas present; he was writing back to his grandmother. He said, "Dear Grandmother, Thank you so much for the wonderful...

by M. Jolaine Szymkowiak

"Arise, shine for your light has come, no longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor the brightness of the moon give you light; but you have the Lord for an everlasting light, and your God for your glory" (Isaiah 60:1a, 19). The presence of light means so much to us especially in winter. When we enjoy the bright days of sunshine, the sun shines through our lives...

by Tony Nester

One of my favorite Christmas carols has always been "We Three Kings". The melody has a lilting movement to it that helps us feel the movement of the magi riding on camels from the East toward Bethlehem. The carol lifts up the "Star of Wonder" that inspired the three kings to undertake their journey and it shines on many of the Christmas cards we’ve been opening in our mail. We’ll sing the hymn at the close our service today, and I hope it elicits some feeling...

by Johnny Hunt

INTRODUCTION: "Tell Me The Story of Jesus" Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word; Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard. Tell how the angels, in chorus, Sang as they welcomed His birth, 'Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tidings to earth.' What did God give us at Christmas? 1. PRICELESS. Most expensive gift you...

by Bob Wickizer

During the four-week season of Advent, Episcopal churches around the country often lose enthusiastic newcomers. Typically the newcomer stays with us right on board with every fellowship and fund raising event until about the second or third week in Advent when they discover to their great dismay, "I just don't understand this Advent business. You guys play strange...