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Advent and Christmas Series

Advent Sermon Series at www.AdventSermonSeries.com featuring two new series for 2013.

 

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Christmas:  Christmas Eve & Day Resources

by Brett Blair

 

1. Christmas Eve: What Was Seen At Bethlehem  -  Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

2. Candle Lighting Sermon: A Great Light  -  Matthew 4:16

3. Christmas Day: No Room In The Inn   -  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

4. Candlelight Service (Long Version)  -  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

5. Candlelight Service (Short Version)  -  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

6. A Service Of Light  -  Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)  -   J. B. Quisenberry

 

Wake Up!

by King Duncan 

 

1. Wake Up! – Romans 13:11-14

2. Hope from a Stump – Isaiah 11:1-10

3. Be Patient – Isaiah 25:1-10; James 5:7-10

4. A Man of God – Matthew 1:18-25

5. O Holy Night – Luke 2:1-14 (15-30)

6. The Story of Christmas – John 1:1-14

 

Christmas Grace

by Timothy J. Smith

 

1. Wake Up Call - Romans 13:11-14

2. Unity and Hope - Romans 15:4-13

3. Waiting for Christmas - James 5:7-10

4. The Total Gift - Romans 1:1-7

5. The Best Gift of All - Titus 2:11-14


The Difference a Baby Makes 

by King Duncan

 

1. Open the Window, Aunt Minnie, Here It Comes!  - Jeremiah 33:14-16

2. A Road Straight to Your Heart - Luke 3:7-18

3. Made for Joy - Philippians 4:4-7

4. Mary’s Song - Luke 1:39-45

5. The Difference a Baby Makes - Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)

6. No Angels, No Shepherds, No Star - John 1:1-18

 

Jesus Makes All the Difference 

by Cynthia E. Cowen

 

1. Don’t Burn The Cookies! - Luke 21:25-36

2. Go, Johnny, Go, Go, Go! - Luke 3:1-6

3. The Coat off Your Back - Luke 3:7-18

4. A Concert of Praise - Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)

5. Christmas Grass and Easter Tinsel - Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

6. Tradition Can Be Changed - Luke 2:41-52

7. Fire! Fire! - John 1:(1-9) 10-18

 

Gifts of Thanksgiving 

by Richard Gribble, CSC

 

1. Thanksgiving Means Giving - 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

2. Jesus - The Leader of Our Team - Philippians 1:3-11

3. Rejoicing Brings Peace - Philippians 4:4-7

4. Obedience: Our Gift to Jesus - Hebrews 10:5-10

5. Leading Others to Jesus - Titus 2:11-14

6. Learning the Recipe for Love - Colossians 3:12-17

7. The Hidden Gifts of Christ - Ephesians 1:3-14

 

From Tragedy to Redemption 

by Derl G. Keefer

 

1. God’s Gift - Jeremiah 33:14-16

2. Finding Redemption in the Midst of Judgment - Malachi 3:1-4

3. Hope Again! - Zephaniah 3:14-20

4. Born at Bethlehem — Hope - Micah 5:2-5a

5. Born in Bethlehem — Light - Isaiah 9:2-7

6. Hidden Potential - 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26

7. From Tragedy to Salvation - Jeremiah 31:7-14

 


Worth The Wait
by Robert J. Elder

 

1.  How To Know What To Know - Mark 13:24-37

2.  When Did This Start? — Part 1 - Mark 1:1-8

3. When Did This Start? — Part 2 - John 1:6-8, 19-28

4. How Can This Be? - Luke 1:26-38

5. Worth The Wait - Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

 

Maybe Today
by Scott Suskovic

 

1. Spiritual Gifts: God’s Gift of Fulfillment - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

2. They Call It Grace - 2 Peter 3:8-15a

3. The Fred Factor - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

4. But Is It True? - Romans 16:25-27

5. The Missing Piece - Titus 2:11-14

 

 

Hope and Renewal In Christ
by Richard Gribble, CSC

 

1. Jesus Brings New Life - Isaiah 64:1-9

2. Jesus Will Lead Us Home - Isaiah 40:1-11 –

3. Jesus Rescues Us  - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

4. The Faithfulness of God - 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

5. The Christmas Message of Hope - Isaiah 9:2-7

6. God Makes All Things New - Isaiah 61:10—62:3

 

The Light of Christmas 
by King Duncan

 

1. Waiting for a Savior – Mark 13:32-37

2. The Missing Figure in the Nativity Scene – Mark 1:1-8

3. Jingle Bells at a Funeral - I Thessalonians 5: 16-18

4. Christmas Is a God Thing - Luke 1:26-38

5. The Light of Christmas - Luke 2:1-14

6. Thank You for Coming - Hebrews 1:1-4

Advent: Becoming the Salt and the Light
by Charles L. Aaron, Jr.

1. Ruining the Christmas Spirit   Matthew 24: 36-44

2. Hard Words to Hear at Christmas   Matthew 3: 1-12

3. Looking at Jesus from Behind Prison Bars   Matthew 11: 2-11

4. Center Stage   Matthew 1: 18-25

5. A Shepherd's Story   Luke 2: 1-20

 

Advent: When the Messiah Comes: Words of Anticipation from the Prophet Isaiah

by King Duncan

 

1. There Will Be Light - Isaiah 2: 1-5

2. There Will Be Peace – Isaiah 11: 1-10

3. There Will Be Singing – Isaiah 35: 1-10

4. God Will Be With Us - Isaiah 7: 10-16

5. A Child Will Be Born - Isaiah 9: 2-7

 

Advent: With Our Own Eyes

by John N. Brittain

 

1. With Our Own Eyes   2 Peter 1: 16-21

2. Headed in the Right Direction   Romans 1: 4-13

3. Are We There Yet?   James 5: 7-10

4. Set Apart at Christmas   Romans 1: 1-7

5. A Little Theology at Christmas   Titus 2: 11-14

 

Advent: Did You See That Gorilla?

by Tony S. Everett

 

1. Is It Time Yet?   Isaiah 2: 1-5

2. From "Uh-oh" To "Ah-hah!" - An Axe, A Stump, And A Shoot   Isaiah 11: 1-10

3. The Holy Way   Isaiah 35: 1-10

4. Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll!   Isaiah 7: 10-16

5. What About the Baby?   Isaiah 9: 2-7

 
Advent: Building a Victorious Life

by Gary L. Carver and Tom M. Garrison

 

1. First Things First - Luke 21: 25-36

2. Repentance Is Relationship! - Luke 3: 1-6

3. What Shall We Become? - Luke 3: 7-18

4. Mary's Magnificat - Luke 1: 39-55

5. Bethlehem: Where Extremes Meet - Luke 2: 1-14(15-20)

6. Our Task: Acceptance and Challenge - Luke 2: 41-52

 

Advent: The Cast of Christmas

by Maxie Dunnam

 

1. Simeon and Anna: The Quiet of the Country - Luke 2: 25-40

2. Angels and Shepherds: Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul - Luke 2: 8-20

3. Mary and Joseph: His Obedient Servants - Luke 2: 1-7

4. Jesus: What's in a Name? - Matthew 1: 18-24

 

Advent: The Waiting Season

by King Duncan

 

1. In the Waiting Room - Luke 21: 25-36

2. A Voice in the Wilderness - Luke 3: 1-6

3. A Day of Singing - Luke 3: 1-20

4. Small Towns - Luke 1: 39-45, (46-55)

5. No Room for Jesus - Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20)

6. Family Matters - Luke 2: 41-52

 

Advent: Shoots of Tomorrow

by Mary S. Lautensleger

 

1. Shoots of Tomorrow - Jeremiah 33: 14-16

2. Preparing the Way - Malachi 1: 1-4

3. An Invitation to Joy - Zephaniah 3: 14-20

4. A Little Town of Great Renown - Micah 5: 2-5a

5. The Light of Christ - Isaiah 9: 2-7

6. The Boy Grows Up - 1 Samuel 2: 18-20,26

 

 

Advent: New Beginnings in Christ

by Richard Gribble, CSC

 

1.  Don’t Fear the Wait - Mark 13: 24-37

2.  Blazing a Path to Christ - Mark 1: 1-8

3.  A New Day Is Coming - John 1: 6-8, 19-28

4. Perceiving the Presence of God - Luke 1: 26-38

5. A Promise Fulfilled: A Gift Given - Luke 2: 1-14 (15-20)

6. Discipleship: The Beauty and the Cross - Luke 2: 22-40

7.  Accepting the Lord Once Again - John 1: 1-18

 

Advent: Joy to the World!

by King Duncan

 

1. Oh, You’d Better Watch Out! – Mark 13: 33-37

2. Blue Christmas – Isaiah 40: 1-11

3. This Little Light of Mine – John 1: 6-8, 19-28

4. Mary, Did You Know? – Luke 1: 26-38

5. Joy to the World! – Luke 2: 1-14

 

Advent: The Near Edge of God

by William A. Ritter

 

1. This Feels Like Where I Came in – Mark 13: 1-8

2. I Am the Keeper of the Zoo – Isaiah 11: 1-9

3. The Near Edge of God – John 1: 1-14

4. And the Angel Said to Harry Potter – Luke 1: 26-38

5.  Won’t You come Home, George Bailey? – Luke 2: 1-7

 

Advent: Words for a Birthing Church

by Schuyler Rhodes

 

1.  Denial Ain’t a River in Egypt - Isaiah 64: 1-9

2. A Level Playing Field for God - Isaiah 40: 1-11

3. Claiming a Do-Over Faith - Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

4. No More Camping Out - 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16

5. Living out the Promise of This Child - Isaiah 9: 2-7

6. Time for a New Wardrobe - Isaiah 61: 10—62: 3

7. Time to Come Home - Jeremiah 31: 7-14

 

Advent: Paul’s Pastoral Passages of Promise

by Donald Charles Lacy

 

1. Thanksgiving and Thanksliving - 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

2.  Taking the Long View - 2 Peter 3: 8-15a

3. Apostolic Instruction - 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24

4. Secret Revealed - Romans 16: 25-27

5. Training for a Purpose - Titus 2: 11-14

6. Precious and Privileged Children - Galatians 4: 4-7

7. Deep Calling to Deep - Ephesians 1: 3-14

 

Advent: The Light of Bethlehem Shines On

Thomas A. Pilgrim

 

1.      In the Darkness of Despair, There Is the Light of Hope – Isaiah 9: 2-7

2.      In the Darkness of Suffering, There Is the Light of Life – John 1: 1-13

3.      In the Darkness of Oppression, There Is the Light of Salvation – Luke 2: 1-5

4.      In the Darkness of Fear, There Is the Light of Joy - Luke 2: 6-11

5.      In the Darkness of Anxiety, There Is the Light of Peace - Luke 2: 12-17

6.      In the Darkness of Uncertainty, There Is the Light of Wonder - Luke 2: 17-20

7.      In the Darkness of Suspicion, There Is the Light of Devotion - Matthew 2: 1-12

 

Advent: Expectancy in the Epistles

James L. Killen Jr.

 

1.     Expectancy - Romans 13 :11-14

2.     A Hope for Peace - Romans 15: 4-13  

3.     Look Who Is Standing at the Door - James 5: 7-10  

4.     A Gift for You - Romans 1: 1-7  

5.     Grace Has Appeared - Titus 2: 11-14

6.     The Incarnation: What and Why? - Hebrews 2: 10-18  

7.     With a Song in Your Heart – Ephesians 1: 3-14

 

Advent: Waiting and Watching

Mark Trotter

 

1.      Here We Go Again – Luke 21: 25-36

2.      Is There Anything I Can Do – Luke 3: 1-6

3.      What Will They Think Up Next – Luke 1: 26-38

4.      Poor Mary – Luke 1: 39-45

5.      They Grow Up Fast – Luke 2: 41-52

 

Advent: Christmasize Your Life!

by Leonard Sweet

 

1. Predictable Surprises – Matthew 24: 36-44

2.  Christmasize Your Life – Isaiah 11: 1-10

3.  The 4 LAWS of a Whole Personality – Matthew 11: 2-11

4. The Greatest Gift – Matthew 1: 18-25

 

Advent: A Star, A Stable, and a Song

                  by Maxie Dunnam

 

1. Christmas Is on a Steep Hill – Luke 2: 21-40

2. Who Are You Waiting For? – Isaiah 40: 1-31

3. Miracles in Contrast – John 1: 1-18

4. Such a Babe in Such a Place – Luke 2: 1-7

5. A Star, A Stable, and a Song – Luke 2: 1-7

 

Advent:  All I Want For Christmas Is....

                  by James W. Moore

 

1. All I Want for Christmas is Hope - Isaiah 64: 104

2. All I Want for Christmas is Peace - Luke 2: 8-14

3. All I Want for Christmas is Joy - Matthew 1: 18-25

4. All I Want for Christmas is a Savior - Luke 2: 1-7

 

Advent: God Is Coming

            by David Basic, Jeren Roswell, Brett Blair, and Mike Jackson

 

1. In the Meantime: Between the First and Second Coming – Isaiah 2: 1-5

2. On the Threshold: From Law to Gospel – Matthew 3: 1-12

3. Waiting – John 1: 6-8, 19-28

4. The Gift of Me – Luke 1: 26-38

5. What Do You Do When the Lights Go Out? – Isaiah 9: 1-7

 

Advent:  Won't You Let Him In

                  by James W. Moore

 

1. Won't You Let Him into Your Heart?  -  Luke 2: 1-7

2. Won't You Let Him into Your Celebration?  -  Luke 3: 1-6

3. Won't You Let Him into Your Gift-Giving?  -  Luke 3: 7-18

4. Won't You Let Him into Your Christmas?  -  Luke 1: 39-45 (46-55)

 

Advent:  Let Us Go To Bethlehem

                  by James W. Moore

 

1. Let Us Go to Bethlehem and Find the Faith of Christmas - Luke 2: 15-21

2. Let Us Go to Bethlehem and Find the Promise of Christmas - Matthew 1: 18-25 

3. Let Us Go to Bethlehem and Find the Peace of Christmas - Luke 2: 8-20

4. Let Us Go to Bethlehem and Find the Christ of Christmas - Luke 2: 1-14

 

Advent: The Offense of Grace

Susan R. Andrews

 

1.      Swept Away! – Matthew 24: 36-44

2.      Road Rage – Matthew 3: 1-12

3.      Disappointed in Jesus – Matthew 11: 2-11

4.      The Power of Positive Dreaming – Matthew 1: 18-25

5.      Vital Vunerability - Luke 2: 1-20

6.      The Rest of the Story – Matthew 2: 13-23

7.      Demonstrating the Divine – John 1: 10-18

 

Advent: When God Comes with a Blessing

                By John P. Jewell

 

1. Signs of the Times – Luke 21: 25-36

2. Seeing the Good News – Luke 3: 1-6

3. God’s Anxiety Reduction Plan – Philippians 4: 4-7

4. When God Comes with a Blessing – Luke 1: 39-55

 

Advent:  Something's About To Happen

                  by Thomas Long

 

1. When Something Is About To Happen  -  Mark 13: 32-37

2. What Do You Mean, 'Repent'?  -  Mark 1: 1-8

3. There's A Man Going Around Taking Names  -  John 1: 6-8, 19-28

4. Where's The Treasure?  -  Luke 1: 26-38

5. Shepherds And Bathrobes  -  Luke 2: (1-7) 8-20

6. They Also Serve Who Wait  -  Luke 2: 25-40

7. We Interrupt This Service  -  John 1: (1-9) 10-18

 

Advent:  How to Profit from the Prophets

                  by Maurice A. Fetty

 

1. How to Profit from Prophets  -  Luke 1: 76

2. Why Prophets Get Under Our Skin  -  Luke 3: 9

3. Someone Greater Than a Prophet  -  Luke 1: 33

4. The Long Loneliness  -  Romans 13: 11-12

5. A Voice To Be Heard  -  John 1: 23

6. The Unexpected Universe  -  Matthew 11: 4-6

7. The Star Thrower  -  Matthew 2: 9-10

8. The Inner Galaxy  -  Luke 2: 6-7

9. The Second Naivete: Babies, Angels, Shepherds, And God  -  Phil. 2: 8

 

Advent: The Perfect Gift

                  by Dr. Bill Bouknight

 

1. The Wolf and the Lamb Inside Us  -  Isaiah 11: 6-9

2. God’s Best Gift in the Worst Times  -  Micah 5: 2-5a

3. Mary's Revolutionary Song  -  Luke 1: 39-45 (46-55)

4. The Perfect Gift  -  Galatians 4: 1-7

5. Naming the Divine Baby  -  Matthew 1: 18-23


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