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November 30 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, I Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37
Sermon Title: "Waiting and Staying Awake"
Synopsis: The season of Advent is a time of waiting, but waiting for what? One thing we are waiting for is Christ's return. What does that mean for you, the idea that Christ will return? As we wait, Jesus calls us to stay awake. What do you think that means? What does it look like to be people who are staying awake while we wait? These are essential questions for our Advent journey. Let us not be afraid to engage them and respond to them!
December 7 – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11
Sermon Title: “Preparation”
Synopsis: Advent is a season of waiting. Advent is a season of preparation. In our culture there is much preparation that takes place for Christmas: gift buying, gift wrapping, decorating, letter writing, card sending, party preparations. However, when Scripture calls us to prepare for the coming of Jesus, I am guessing the meaning of preparation is different. How do we prepare for the coming of Jesus? What does spiritual preparation look like? How can spiritual preparation become an integral part of our daily lives?
December 14 – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Psalm 126, Luke 1:39-55, Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Sermon Title: “Celebrating God’s Great Work”
Synopsis: Advent is a season of waiting. Advent is a season of preparation. Advent is a season where we celebrate the astounding work of God. As our children and youth lead us in worship today it is easy to be reminded of the astounding work of God, and the blessings God pours into our lives. This Advent let us join with our kids and youth, the Psalmist, Isaiah, and Mary in celebrating the blessings of God in our life.
December 21 – 4th Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Romans 16:25-27, Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26, Luke 1:26-38
Sermon Title: “Fear Undermines Obedience”
Synopsis: Advent is a season of waiting, preparation, celebration and obedience. In our passages today we are reminded that fear undermines our obedience. How is that true in your life? Where does fear have a hold of you? As Mary did, let us rest in God so that our fears will be overcome.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96
Sermon Title: “Tremble Before God”
Synopsis: Christmas is almost here. What is our posture before God as we wait for the coming of our Savior? Do we tremble before the glory of God? What might that mean to you?
December 25 – Nativity of Jesus Christ/Christmas Day
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7, Psalm 98, Isaiah 52:7-10
Sermon Title: “Saved from the Ruins”
Synopsis: Have you ever faced ruin? Have you ever been overwhelmed by the events of life? Have you been befuddled by a situation? What might it feel like to be released from those types of devastating situations and emotions? How would you feel? I think we would rejoice. Today we come to rejoice for God’s work of salvation in our lives.
December 28 – 1st Sunday after Christmas Day – Diane Golladay Preaching
Scripture Passages: Galatians 4:4-7, Psalm 148, Isaiah 61:1—62:3
Sermon Title: “Heirs”
Synopsis: Through Christ we are heirs of God. Through Christ we are children of God. Through Christ we are given a new name. Through Christ we are made new. Through Christ we have a new identity and our true identity. As we begin a New Year let us celebrate who we truly are as “Heirs of God”.
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