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I Can't Wait!
First Sunday of Advent

from the book
Humming Till The Music Returns
Second Lesson Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

Wayne Brouwer

1 Corinthians 1:3-9


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Novelist Irwin Shaw was once taking a meal at a fancy French restaurant. Service seemed unusually slow. There were only a few waiters lingering around, and none of them came to his table. Finally the maitre d' recognized him and came over to say hello. He also informed Shaw that snails were the house specialty.

"I know," said Shaw. "And I see that you have them dressed up as waiters!"

Waiting is hard work. Our daughters tell us that all the time: "I can't wait! I can't wait for Christmas to come! I can't wait until we open our presents!"

Most of us have had that experience along the way. John Timmerman, former professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said that when he was a boy there was one room in the house that never got heated during the winter. It was too big and much too far away from the furnace. The family never used it except at ...

This First Sunday of Advent sermon, I Can't Wait!, is based on 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 and relates to First Sunday of Advent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Humming Till The Music Returns . 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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