Category Archives: Advent

Exhortation: Second Advent 2014…

Last week we talked about Advent as something that is not just outside of us, but as something that is within us, as well. The things that these candles symbolize…Hope, Peace, Love and Joy…those are things that are ours only … Continue reading

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Exhortation: First Advent 2014…

Today is the start of the year for Christ’s church, the first Sunday of Advent. It is a day when we change the colors of the vestments, from the white of celebrating Christ the King Sunday to the purple of … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Fourth Advent…

Today is the fourth and last Sunday of Advent… In Romans 8 Paul writes of the eager expectation of the creation. From the very beginning, from the time of Adam’s first sin, the creation has been subject to a curse … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Third Advent…

Today is the third Sunday of Advent. Tragic things happen to Christ’s people during Advent. Husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters die. Jobs are lost. Marriages are undone. Houses burn down. Careers are ruined. The list is … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Second Advent 2013…

Today is the Second Sunday of Advent. After my first Christmas in this pulpit I have not done separate Advent sermons. I am committed to the proposition that the whole Bible is about Jesus, from first to last. I am … Continue reading

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Table Meditation: December 1, 2013…First Advent…

Then they came to Jesus, the from-Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees… Let me ask you a question. What had to happen before the from-Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees could come to Jesus? Let me make it easier for you. What had to … Continue reading

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Exhortation: First Advent 2013…

Today, brothers and sisters in Christ, is the first Sunday of Advent, the first day of the new church year. There is a natural rhythm to the year around us. As we turn the page of our Julian calendars we … Continue reading

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