Advent - Year C
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Advent Resources 2021
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Year C Reflections
First Sunday in Advent Resources, November 28, 2021
Gospel Text: Luke 21:25-36
Second Sunday in Advent Resources, December 5, 2021
Gospel Text: Luke 3:1-6
Third Sunday in Advent Resources, December 12, 2021
Gospel Text: Luke 3:7-18
Fourth Sunday in Advent Resources, December 19, 2021
Gospel Text: Luke 1:39-45
Christmas Day Resources, December 25, 2021
Gospel Text: John 1:1-18
Additional Advent Resources
Worship Resources and Advent Sermon Series Ideas
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Scriptures and Statements of Faith Applying to the Theme of Christmas
The following texts are particularly appropriate for sermons or for supplemental liturgical use:
1 John 4:13-16
Belgic Confession, Art. 18-19
Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A’s 35-36
Westminster Confession, Chap. VIII, Sec. 2-3
Our Song of Hope, st. 3
Our World Belongs to God, st. 24
Suggestions for Advent Sermon Series
The Songs of Advent: A series which looks at the poetic words uttered around the birth of the Messiah. The texts of the songs are below, more verses can be added to flesh out the stories.
- Mary's song - Luke 1:46-55
- Zechariah's - Luke 1:67-79
- John the Baptist's - Luke 3:1-18
- Angels' - Luke 2:14
- Simeon's - Luke 2:28-32
Hidden Characters of Advent: A series which looks at the characters in the Advent story not usually highlighted.
- Elizabeth - Luke 1:23-25; 39-45; 57-66
- Joseph - Matthew 1:18-25
- Herod - Matthew 2:1-18
- Jesus - John 1:1-18 [The perspective here is that we can forget that Jesus existed before all time, and that creation was made through him, and will be remade through him as well.]
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