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Advent 2 (B)

Worship

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert S. Jarboe
Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from More Services for the Advent Wreath: For Lectionary Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert S. Jarboe
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from More Services for the Advent Wreath: For Lectionary Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert S. Jarboe
2 Peter 3:8-15a
excerpted from More Services for the Advent Wreath: For Lectionary Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert S. Jarboe
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
excerpted from More Services for the Advent Wreath: For Lectionary Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert S. Jarboe
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from More Services for the Advent Wreath: For Lectionary Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Clyde W. Wentzell
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
excerpted from Lectionary Hymns for Cycle B : New Hymns for the Church Year Calendar with Old Familiar Tunes
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Charles And Donna Cammarata
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series IV, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Frank Ramirez
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VII, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
B. David Hostetter
Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
excerpted from LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS : Series III
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD : Scriptures For The Lectionary Speaking Choir
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Planning Ideas And Resources For The Entire Church Year
Second Sunday of Advent - B
James R. Wilson
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Cycle B, Series IV
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Dallas A. Brauninger
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series V, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
H. Burnham Kirkland
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Aids : Series VI, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Wayne H. Keller
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Worship Workbook : Series II, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Frank Ramirez
excerpted from A Call To Worship : Worship Aids, Lectionary Year B

Stories

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Gregory L. Tolle
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series IV, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : 62 Stories For Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Constance Berg
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit : Series II Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
John E. Sumwalt
Todd Chrisler
John E. Sumwalt
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Vision Stories : True Accounts Of Visions, Angels, And Healing Miracles

Sermon

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Richard A. Hasler
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Facing the Future with Hope: Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Light in the Land of Shadows: Cycle B Sermons for Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany, First Lesson Texts
Second Sunday of Advent - B
David E. Leininger
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit : Series VI, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Scott Suskovic
2 Peter 3:8-15a
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert J. Elder
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Sermons on the First Readings : Series III, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Sermons on the Gospel Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Donald Charles Lacy
2 Peter 3:8-15a
excerpted from Sermons on the Second Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Schuyler Rhodes
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series II, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Frederick C. Edwards
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Why Don't You Send Somebody? : Sermons For Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Glenn Schoonover
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Christmas Is A Quantum Leap : Sermons For Advent, Christmas And Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
John A. Stroman
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from God's Downward Mobility: Cycle B Gospel Texts Sermons for Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Harold C. Warlick, Jr.
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from LIGHT IN THE LAND OF SHADOWS : Sermons For Advent, Christmas And Epiphany, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Wayne Brouwer
2 Peter 3:8-15a
excerpted from Humming Till The Music Returns : Second Lesson Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Maurice A. Fetty
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from A God For This World : Gospel Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
William L. Self
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Defining Moments : First Lesson Sermons For Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Frederick R. Harm
2 Peter 3:8-15a
excerpted from Sermons On The Second Readings : For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Paul E. Flesner
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings : Series I, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Curtis Lewis
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Sermons On The First Readings : Series I, Cycle B

Preaching

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series IX, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Carlos Wilton
Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VIII, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
John R. Brokhoff
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series IV
Second Sunday of Advent - B
George M. Bass
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Hugh H. Drennan
Psalm 85:8-13
excerpted from Aids To The Psalms : Exploring The Message
Second Sunday of Advent - B
E. Carver Mcgriff
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VI, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series VII, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Russell F. Anderson
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series V, Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Isaiah 40:1-11
excerpted from Preaching And Reading The Old Testament Lessons : With an Eye to the New
Second Sunday of Advent - B
George M. Bass
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Preaching Workbook : Series III

Prayer

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Dennis Koch
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Contemporary Lectionary Prayers : Cycle B

Poems

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Andrew Daughters
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from A GOSPEL TREASURY : Poems Based on Lectionary Gospels

Drama

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Robert F. Crowley
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Lectionary Scenes : 58 Vignettes For Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
John A. Tenbrook
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Thespian Theology : Advent, Christmas, Epiphany -- Cycle B

Devotional

Second Sunday of Advent - B
Stephen P. McCutchan
Philippians 1:3-11
excerpted from Water From the Rock : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle C
Second Sunday of Advent - B
Stephen P. McCutchan
Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
excerpted from Streams of Living Water : Lectionary Devotional for Cycle B
Second Sunday of Advent - B
William W. Helland
Mark 1:1-8
excerpted from Pause Before The Pulpit : Personal Reflections For Pastors On The Lectionary Readings

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Back in the 80’s, when I pastored a multiracial church in Chicago, there was one African American family with Cajun roots who had the tradition of preparing a huge pot of filé gumbo every Christmas Eve. Gumbo includes just about everything imaginable, and all the flavors slosh around to create something even greater than all the great stuff that goes into it.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
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Isaiah 40:1-11
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The Estranged
by Keith Hewitt
Isaiah 40:1-11

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John Jamison
Note: This sermon is the second in a series you can continue through Advent. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. The series is designed to end on Christmas Eve, but you can end it on the 4th Sunday of Advent if you do not have a children’s cermon on Christmas Eve. The most important part of this series is that the more fun you have with it, the more fun everyone else will have too!

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor. On rare occasions Sam was allowed to sit in the tractor cab and even help drive.

Sam's dad was entering a ploughing competition, so he was spending quite a lot of time in the tractor practising ploughing in straight lines.

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(Appropriate for Advent)

Elizabeth Achtemeier
To understand this rich passage, the preacher must first understand its setting. Historically, this is the message addressed to the Judean exiles in Babylonia, between 550 and 538 B.C., and it takes the place of the call of the prophet known as Second Isaiah, who is himself among the exiles. That prophet's preaching is found in Isaiah 40-55.
Robert J. Elder
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ.
-- Mark 1:1a

The four gospels each have very different ways of introducing the story about Jesus. Matthew begins his gospel with a long genealogy, tracing Jesus' lineage -- "son of David, son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1-16) from the time of Abraham through fourteen generations, through the line of Mary's husband, Joseph, all the way to Jesus.

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