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Watching And Waiting For The Kingdom
First Sunday of Advent

from the book
A God For This World
Gospel Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

Maurice A. Fetty

Mark 13:24-37


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The future is big business these days. Remember when in the 1960s Alvin Toffler came out with his best-selling book, Future Shock? People everywhere rushed out to buy it, from professors to corporate executives to housewives to investment counselors to ministers. Toffler told us the future was coming at us faster than we realized, so fast in fact, it would produce future shock much as a sudden immersion in a foreign culture produces culture shock. We become disoriented and unsure of what is real and lasting and important.

Toffler was not alone in his interest in the future. Universities devoted entire departments to studying the future. Corporations and governments developed think tanks to understand the future. Investment houses had their researchers sweating out their predictions of future trends as billions of investment dollars hung in the balance. In a less awesome way many weather forecasters predict our chances for rain for our lawns or lack thereof for our day at ...

This First Sunday of Advent sermon, Watching And Waiting For The Kingdom, is based on Mark 13:24-37 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book A God For This World . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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