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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 Rich Wooten

Welcome to a unique service for us at West! We only do this once a year and I look forward to it because it gives us a chance to do something that we don't normally experience - looking at something other than the back of the head in front of you! There is something about Face-to-Face that brings a different experience for us as the...

by James Merritt

If you were to ask anyone on the street what is the most joyful time of the year? Without any question, it would be practically unanimous that Christmas is the most joyful time of the year. One of the carols you will hear everywhere you go is one entitled, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." 2. In 1719 Isaac Watts wrote a...

by E.W. Bullinger

We have before us in these words a large and important subject, so large that volumes have been written upon it without exhausting it; so important that it forms the very fabric of this blessed Book. It is impossible to do more than glance at its outlines in one brief address. But no consideration of the subject can be satisfactory that does....

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...

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 Jackie Prim

Besides this, you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in...

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...

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...

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....

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 Bob Wickizer

I want you to know that I racked my poor brain and scoured the Internet for a proper Advent joke. You can find lots of Christmas jokes but of course, there are only 12 days of Christmas and 28 days of Advent. What is with this world anyway? So I offer you this item of wit from the radio program, “Car Talk,” “Jesus is....

by David Cawston

Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.This statement seems unbelievable in today's world! Story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on...

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...