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Watching For The Coming Of The Lord
First Sunday of Advent

from the book
The Parables Of Jesus
Applications For Contemporary Life

Richard E. Gribble, CSC

Mark 13:32-37


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"But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Therefore, keep awake -- for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."


The ideas of watchfulness, preparation, and readiness are clearly present in this passage from Jesus' eschatological discourse. We wait for many things in our lives, some of which are so routine that we give them no second thought, and others which require much ...

This First Sunday of Advent preaching resource, Watching For The Coming Of The Lord, is based on Mark 13:32-37 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book The Parables Of Jesus . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Preaching resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary Preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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