Advent - Year C

A collection of Advent resources and Christmas resources including sermon ideas, whole sermons, sermon series ideas, and more.

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Advent Resources 2021

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Year C Reflections

Second Sunday in Advent Resources, December 5, 2021

Gospel Text: Luke 3:1-6

second sunday in advent

Third Sunday in Advent Resources, December 12, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Advent Resources, December 19, 2021

Christmas Day Resources, December 25, 2021

Additional Advent Resources

Christmas and Advent Audio Sermons

God Comes to Bethlehem by William Willimon

Christmas Needs to Get More Materialistic by Samuel Wells

A Favor from God by Craig Barnes

Imagine by Laura Truax

God’s Song to Mary by Mary Hulst

Worship Resources and Advent Sermon Series Ideas

Our Ministry Partner at the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship has a wealth of service planning ideas as well as further ideas for Advent sermon series, Advent music, and much more. View their Worship Resources.

Scriptures and Statements of Faith Applying to the Theme of Christmas

The following texts are particularly appropriate for sermons or for supplemental liturgical use:

Psalm 97
Psalm 98
Psalm 147
Psalm 148
Isaiah 52:7-10
Isaiah 61:10-62:12
Isaiah 63:7-9
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Matthew 1:18-2:23
Luke 2
John 1:1-18
Galatians 4:4-7
Ephesians 1:3-14
Ephesians 2:13-18
Titus 2:11-14
Titus 3:4-7
Hebrews 1:1-12
Hebrews 2:10-18
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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