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The Black Cave
Third Sunday of Advent

Janice B. Scott

John 1:6-8, 19-28


Call to Worship:

John the Baptist came as a witness to the light. In our worship today let us open ourselves to Jesus, the Light of the World.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, Light of the World, forgive us all our wrong thoughts.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, Light of the World, forgive us all that we have done wrong.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, Light of the World, give us your peace.
Lord, have mercy.


John 1:6-8; 19-28

There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. [7] He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. [8] He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. [20] He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am ...

This sermon, The Black Cave, is based on John 1:6-8, 19-28 and relates to Third Sunday of Advent of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon on John 1:6-8, 19-28 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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