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Children's Activity

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The right path -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Fill up the valley -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: It is hard to go through an Advent/Christmas season without at least once hearing some of
Are you ready for Christmas? -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers or Parents: In our society, it is very easy for us to
"Preparing the way" -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's theme is preparation for
Prepare the way -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Make this Sunday's activity a time for your students
Prepare the way -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Make this Sunday's activity a time for your students

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

Commentary

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A voice crying in the wilderness -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
We begin Advent at a time in our own history in which we are living in fear.
The God who keeps promises -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- David Coffin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Both my congregation and local community are exhausted with the past political campaign season of at
A man for one season -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 -- David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
In 1967, the Academy Award for Best Picture was awarded to A Man for All
Hearing the message -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
There are many ways of sending messages these days: Western Union, singing telegrams, snail-mail, ai
Preparing the way -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
The theme of this day is obvious: Preparation!
Look beyond the cradle -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
The lessons for this Sunday have been variously linked together in the Advent lectionaries of the ch
On the Way -- Malachi 3:14, Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

On the Way
by Ross Marrs

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Praxis Throws A Party -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Time to Prepare! -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
The Point: The decorations of Christmas remind us to make room for Jesus in our liv
Keep Your Eyes Open! -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Anna Shirey -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Memories -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
I thank my God every time I remember you. (v. 3)
The right path -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
... as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice
Puzzle pieces -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a puzzle with me today.
Fill up the valley -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. This morning I'd like to talk about canyons.
God's not done with us yet -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning! Have any of you ever put together a jigsaw
Are you ready for Christmas? -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning! Today is the tenth of December. Who can tell
Waiting and growing -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning! Who can tell me the meaning of the word
Preparing the way -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning. I brought one of the Christmas gifts I want
Who is coming? -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone know what a
A voice in the wilderness -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought an alarm clock with me
A voice in the wilderness -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought an alarm clock with me

The Immediate Word

Highways And Byways -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
This week’s gospel text brings us a bare-bones introductory portrait of John the Baptist.
A Desert Of News -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This week John the Baptist makes his annual reappearance in the lectionary gospel text when Luke dri
The Message On A Postcard -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

The Refiner's Fire: From Failure To Forgiveness -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In Advent, we live with a truth that is already here and not yet here.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Roly Makes A Straight Path -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Advent 2 -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will sudd
Advent 2 -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those
Advent 2 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths strai

Drama

SermonStudio

INYERFACE With The Baptizer -- Baruch 5:1-9, Luke 3:1-6, Psalm 126 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Prophet -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Theme
Whose Work Is It? -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Pamela Urfer -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cast: Two women, EUODIA and SYNTYCHE, and one man, CLEMENT

Length:
10 minutes

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustratins for Advent 2 (2015) -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
Malachi 3:1-4
Sermon Illustratins for Advent 2 (2012) -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Malachi 3:1-4
NULL -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Advent is a time for looking ahead, a time to plan for the future, just like Malachi plans for the c
NULL -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Though in the pastorate for a number of years, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, still harbored
NULL -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Advent is a time of waiting, longing, expecting, hoping.
NULL -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
I always like the way Paul begins all his epistles with a compliment.
NULL -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The ancient theologian Saint Augustine helps us see that John is a model for how we might be messeng
NULL -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
When the word of the Lord came to John the Baptist it brought him a spiritual peace and a desire to
During WWII, in a small... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
During WWII, in a small town in Great Britain, Julian Cotton's parents were gripped with
See, I am sending my... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
"See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me," writes Malachi. This
Malachi begins his text by... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Malachi begins his text by talking about God sending his people a messenger. We all
In 1955, when Walt Disney... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
In 1955, when Walt Disney launched his Disneyland theme park, the section called
Undertaking a major writing project... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Undertaking a major writing project can be daunting. Eviatar Zerubavel, a sociology
Harold and Betty had supported... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Harold and Betty had supported missionaries for over thirty years, ever since there were
The Pilgrims and Indians couldn't... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The Pilgrims and Indians couldn't have guessed what they started. They could neither
Prepare yourself isn't what you... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
"Prepare yourself" isn't what you like to hear. You expect next, "Sit down, I have bad
The author of Luke was... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The author of Luke was careful to establish the exact dating of the events he records.
Our Lukan text for today... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Our Lukan text for today is a marvelous passage. It could well be a page out of USA
Christian writer Tony Campolo tells... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Christian writer Tony Campolo tells the story of a man who used to make his wife miserable.
The French painter, Henri Matisse... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
The French painter, Henri Matisse, sometimes created art that left his admirers scratching their hea
There's a story about a... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
There's a story about a group of women who were studying Malachi 3.
Niagara Falls is a most... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Niagara Falls is a most popular and beautiful spot to visit.
Few things are as powerful... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Few things are as powerful as the power of recollection.

The Immediate Word

Highways And Byways -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
This week’s gospel text brings us a bare-bones introductory portrait of John the Baptist.
A Desert Of News -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This week John the Baptist makes his annual reappearance in the lectionary gospel text when Luke dri

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

The World Is Preparing Once Again -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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An advent announcement for all -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

An advent announcement for all

Gospel Note:
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 126, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Highways And Byways -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
This week’s gospel text brings us a bare-bones introductory portrait of John the Baptist.
A Desert Of News -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This week John the Baptist makes his annual reappearance in the lectionary gospel text when Luke dri
The Message On A Postcard -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

The Refiner's Fire: From Failure To Forgiveness -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In Advent, we live with a truth that is already here and not yet here.

SermonStudio

Second Sunday Of Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Advent 2 -- Luke 1:68-79 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
(See Christ The King/Proper 29, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

Second Sunday in Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
If we read the Old Testament in tandem with the New Testament, we sometimes have to employ a double
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Second Sunday In Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Malachi 3:1-4 (C)

Second Sunday in Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Advent 2 -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Highways And Byways -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
This week’s gospel text brings us a bare-bones introductory portrait of John the Baptist.
A Desert Of News -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This week John the Baptist makes his annual reappearance in the lectionary gospel text when Luke dri
The Message On A Postcard -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

The Refiner's Fire: From Failure To Forgiveness -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In Advent, we live with a truth that is already here and not yet here.

SermonStudio

Finding Redemption In The Midst Of Judgment -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
A vase shatters, brushed by a careless elbow; a toy breaks, handled roughly by young fingers; and fa
Jesus -- The Leader Of Our Team -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
One day a young girl came home from school in tears because she had only been given a small part in
Go, Johnny, Go, Go, Go! -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio st
Preparing The Way -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Preparing the way can become an all-consuming endeavor.
Advent: A Wider Context -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- John T. Ball -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The congregation at the Macedonian city of Philippi was the first church established by Paul in Euro
Repentance Is Relationship! -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Gary L. Carver -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Repentance is relationship.
Be Careful What You Ask For! -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
It is a piece of worldly wisdom we often hear in the course of our daily conversations: "Be careful
The Hinge Of History -- Luke 3:1-6 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Henry Ford said that history is bunk; but history has gotten its revenge on the pioneer auto maker.
Burden Or Blessing? -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
There is an ancient Chinese parable that goes like this:
A Messenger Of Promise -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
A journal titled The Religion and Society Report once editorialized that people are tempted to treat
When The Word Comes To The Wilderness -- Luke 3:1-6 -- William G. Carter -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
You can tell Christmas is on the way when the catalogs start arriving in the mail.
Divide And Destroy -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
One day at a city gate two women were arguing over a baby.
Prepare The Way Of The Lord -- Luke 3:1-6 -- James T. Garrett -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Jeannette Clift George, director of the Houston-based A. D.
Preparing The Way -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Ron Lavin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Frank kept the strangest of Christmas lists.
The Hinge of History -- Luke 3:1-6 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1988
Henry Ford said that history is bunk; but history has gotten its revenge on the pioneer auto maker.
The Splendor of the Lord -- Malachi 3:1-4, Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1988
To those who do not see, the splendor of the Lord is hidden. Our trouble is blindness.
Can We Pass Inspection? -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- James H. Bailey -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
Morris Wood's latest novel, The Clowns of God, has one specific plot.
God Is Gracious -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
John the Baptizer would have been a strange sight to twentieth century eyes.

The Village Shepherd

The Last Piece Of The Puzzle -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In our house, things change at Christmas.
The Importance Of Preparation -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C

Now that most of the population of the UK, even in rural areas like this, have access to pri
Getting Ready -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
A great and wise man once called one of his workmen to him saying, "Go into the far country and bu

Stories

StoryShare

Who Can Stand? -- Luke 3:1-6, Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 1:68-79 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
Contents
"Who Can Stand?" by Frank Ramirez
The Mother Lode -- Luke 3:1-6, Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 1:68-79 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Contents
"The Mother Lode" by Frank Ramirez
Good Work -- Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Contents

StoryShare Archives
A Story to Live By: "Good Work"
Prepare The Way -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Sil Galvan, Sandra Herrmann, Charles Cammarata, David O. Bales, Pamela Tinnin, Stan Duncan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

The Speed Bump On The Road To Bethlehem -- Luke 3:1-6 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
In the movie Life Or Something Like It,1 every day at the corner of Fourth and Sanders in dow
Getting Ready For Christmas -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah i
Cheerleading At Christmas -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Cheerleading is big -- especially in Texas and Oklahoma.
A Tender Mercy -- Luke 1:68-79 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jenee Woodard -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Our son Phil has autism. He is ten years old and is severely handicapped by his disability.
And You Shall Have A Baby -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
It was their first year in seminary. They were eager; they were anxious.
A Hostage Repents -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Terry Anderson is probably the best known of the American hostages kept in Lebanon.
Advent 2 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- John Steward -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
While Khrushchev was Premier of the Soviet Union, he came out against his predecessor Joseph Stalin

Worship

The Immediate Word

Highways And Byways -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
This week’s gospel text brings us a bare-bones introductory portrait of John the Baptist.
A Desert Of News -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This week John the Baptist makes his annual reappearance in the lectionary gospel text when Luke dri
The Message On A Postcard -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

The Refiner's Fire: From Failure To Forgiveness -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In Advent, we live with a truth that is already here and not yet here.

SermonStudio

Advent 2 -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
The truth, Dumbledore sighed.
It is a beautiful and terrible thing and
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4

Theme: My Messenger
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Philippians 1:3-11

Theme: Blessed Be The Lord!
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 3:1-6

Theme: Get Ready For God

Call To Worship
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Theme: The Coming Messenger

Call To Worship
The Advent-ure Of Hope -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Advent 2 -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Purple/Blue

Gospel: Luke 3:1-6
The cleansing of the Lord -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Leader: Come, let the people of God give praise and worship the Lord!
Advent 2 -- Psalm 126 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
George Reed
Thomas Willadsen
Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it for your use. Please excuse any errors or omissions. We’ll have it cleaned up soon.

For October 21, 2018:
  • Vulnerable Leadership by Bethany Peerbolte -- Many feel a leader should be strong, flawless, always ready with the answers and a plan B. Hebrews and Mark tells of a different kind of leader...

StoryShare

C. David Mckirachan
There’s an old saying, “Watch what you pray for, you might get it.” A cautionary tale.

I always worry about giving people a rosy picture, a way to solve their problems. Having grown up with sit-coms, indoctrinated with the attitude that every problem could be fixed in a half hour (with commercials), except for the complicated ones (those took an hour), you’d think I’d expect happy endings and easy fixes. But somewhere along the line I was taught or osmosed a different attitude.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Job 38:1-7, 34-41
David Coffin
It is a dark, damp, raining Wednesday night in a certain pastor’s church study. Gathered with the pastor are four men in their late fifties. They have their Bibles open. Their eyelids are barely cracked open. A couple of the men were wise enough to stop by a gas station to get a cup of black coffee to stay awake. This is the latest effort in this small town congregation that worships less than ninety people.

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Arley K. Fadness
“...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” (v. 43b)

Good morning young folks,

What a blessing to see you this morning. I hope you are well and eager to hear a message from the Bible today. I love sharing and I know you love listening.

Today we will learn about how to be great. Yep, that’s what I said -- how to be great!

Have you ever been in a contest and you came out first? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
One thing which perhaps separates humans from other animals, is our sense of justice. According to the documentaries I see on television, other animals seem to be driven by basic needs such as hunger, survival and sex. Their lives are centred around satisfying those needs, and even though some animals display considerable domestic organisation and affection for others of the species, they're still driven by their basic primitive urges.

We could also say that humans are driven by similar urges, but our lives are very

SermonStudio

James Evans
Psalm 104 begins and ends with a unique call to praise. Instead of calling on others to praise the Lord, the psalmist instructs himself: "Bless the Lord, O my soul." This psalm and Psalm 103 are the only places in the Bible where this particular expression occurs. What are we to make of this unusual phrase?

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