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Advent Readings and Lightings: Pastoral Preparations for the Coming Season

I wanted to provide an aid for congregations and pastors, particularly those in free church backgrounds, who want to move away from the commercialization of the season to focus on the Incarnation. That is a hard sell to be sure. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Song: An Advent Sermon

The next movement in the Symphony of Christmas after Mary’s opening happens as Mary travels from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea.  One commentator has written that: “[Mary] probably traveled fifty to seventy miles from Nazareth to Zechariah’s home … Continue reading

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“Why Do You Give the Baby Gold?” A Christmas Poem

The following poem is a beautiful expression of the heart concerning the Incarnation. Perhaps it could be used for your Christmas Eve bulletins. The poem was found on the bulletin of King’s College, Cambridge, for their Lessons and Carols service, … Continue reading

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An Advent Series with Order of Worship, Readings, Lighting, sermon series, and Quotes

The Once and Future Christmas: An Advent Worship and Sermon Series I have found that, for many pastors and worship leaders, preparation for Advent and Christmas begins during this time. I trust the following could be of some help. This … Continue reading

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