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Advent/Christmas Resources

Below are a number of resources for Advent/Christmas.  Please let me know if you have other resources we can add to this list to help support, encourage, and resource one another.  You can send links or resources to mike@parliamentchurch.com or post them in the comments below. 

 

Advent Devotionals

Biola University Advent Project
MB Seminary Devotions

Advent Worship Resources
Re:Worship Advent Resources
Advent Conspiracy
Christmas Eve Blessing
A Merry Covid Christmas Readers Theatre
In Remembrance – wonderful reading that intertwines different scriptures
Darkness and Light -Christmas Creed

 

Advent Candle Liturgies        

https://thepastorsworkshop.com/advent-wreath-prayers-let-in-the-light/

https://thepastorsworkshop.com/advent-wreath-prayers-hope-peace-joy-love-2/

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/advent-candle-lighting-liturgy-2021

 Lift Up Your Head!  Look up! Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy

Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy

 

Advent/Christmas Sermon Series Ideas

 

Visitations – explore the visitations of angels, visit of Mary to Elizabeth

 

Do You See What I See – look at the Christmas story from the perspective of the different characters such as Joseph, Wisemen, Shephereds, Mary, God’s perspective for Christmas Eve, Anna and Simeon

Do you see what the shepherds see

Do you see what Mary and Joseph See

Do you see what Isaiah Sees

Do you see what Anna sees\

Do you see what the wisemen see

 

 

Christmas Stories:

Mary's story

Joseph's story

Shepherd's story

A dark story (slaughter of innocents)

Jesus' story

Simeon’s story

Anna’s story

 

 

The Gift:
A Gift of Hope
A Gift of Peace
A Gift of Joy
A gift of Love
the Gift of Faith (Christmas Eve)
The GIft of a Promise Kept (Anna and Simeon)

4 Stories/1 Christmas
Matthew: The Promise Fulfilled Christmas

Luke: The Worshipful Christmas

Revelation: The Forgotten Christmas

John: The Cosmic Christmas

 

Behold:
Behold From the Darkness comes light          Isaiah 60:1-3 (ESV)

Behold A virgin bears a child  Isaiah 7:10-13

Behold Good Tidings of Great Joy      Luke 2:8-12

Behold Your God         Isaiah 40:9-11

Behold All Things Made New  Rev 21:1-6

Behold A Lamb of God JOhn 1:29

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