Sermons For Advent And The Christmas Season

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Author: Saint Bernard (of Clairvaux)
Publisher:
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Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 202

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Sermons For Advent And The Christmas Season

by Saint Bernard (of Clairvaux), Sermons For Advent And The Christmas Season Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sermons For Advent And The Christmas Season books, The twelfth-century abbot and contemplative known to history as The Mellifluous Teacher' wrote sermons for the entire Christmas liturgical cycle -- from the first Sunday of Advent (four weeks before Christmas) to the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary/Presentation of Christ in the Temple (2 February). As he reflects on the wonder of the Incarnation, he reminds Christians still today that Christmas celebrates the awesome condescension of God-with-us, not a commercial carnival.



Don T Forget The Child

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Author: Alex A. Gondola
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788018345
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 117

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Don T Forget The Child

by Alex A. Gondola, Don T Forget The Child Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Don T Forget The Child books, Alex Gondola says that in our modern culture we sometimes "experience Christmas at its worst: overcommercialized, expensive, exhausting, nearly devoid of spiritual significance." In this collection of twenty cogent and inspiring sermons for Advent and Christmas, he reminds us of the key to putting the season in its proper perspective -- "Don't forget the child!" For it is only when we are drawn nearer to the child of Bethlehem, celebrating the simple beauties of the stable, that we can escape from the rush of the season into the divine light of saving grace heralded by the birth of God's Son. This volume is an exceptional source of inspiration for sermon preparation, but it's also excellent for personal devotions exploring the meaning of Advent and Christmas. It's a great Christmas gift! "Alex Gondola has given us a lovely round of Advent and Christmas meditations. They are reflective and delightful. They shine with little gems of human interest stories that can light our path throughout the whole year." Catherine Clark Kroeger Editor, "Study Bible for Women" (The New Testament) "This outstanding collection of Advent/Christmas sermons brings rich insights and new appreciation for the wondrous story of Christ's coming. Whether you are in a pew or in a pulpit on Sundays, you will be grateful for this book." Dr. William P. Baker Senior Pastor Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church Allentown, Pennsylvania Author of "Everyone in the Bible," "Who's Who in Church History," "A Savior for All Seasons" "Alex Gondola, a master preacher, in this collection of sermons, with wonderful illustrations, can assist the working preacher expand her or his creative imagination for Advent and Christmas preaching." Dr. Benjamin Griffin President and Professor of Liturgics Andover Newton Theological School Alex A. Gondola Jr. is senior pastor of Dennis Union Church (United Church of Christ) in Dennis, Massachusetts (located on Cape Cod). He has also served congregations in Springfield, Massachusetts; Rome, New York; and Utica, New York. Gondola is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania (B.A.), Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.), and Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York (D.Min.), and has also studied at the New College of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He is the author of "Come As You Are" (CSS), and contributed several stewardship sermons to the CSS anthology" From Every Angle."



The World According To Jesus

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Author: Michael L. Sherer
Publisher: CSS Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780788029080
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 66

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The World According To Jesus

by Michael L. Sherer, The World According To Jesus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The World According To Jesus books, Jesus is the embodiment of what God means for our world. The gospel writers who penned the first four books of the Christian scriptures have given us a variety of insights into who Jesus was and is, and why he matters for contemporary humankind. Every thoughtful person defines the world according to him- or her-self. This series of sermons aims to present 'the world according to Jesus.' It is hoped that clergy tasked with proclaiming the good news of Jesus, and who follow the three-year lectionary cycle of gospel texts, will find the cycle B gospel sermons of The World According to Jesus: Twelve Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany as useful starting points for creative preaching. This will easily lighten the load for any pastor on the go during the busy season of Advent, when the holidays are in full-swing. Uses for this book: Sermon ideas or sermon starters Inspirational reading Independent and group Bible study Some Sermon Titles Include: Stay Awake! (Mark 13:24-37) Don't Get Stuck! (Mark 1:1-8) Get Out of the Jungle! (John 1:6-8, 19-28) Jesus Matters (Luke 1:26-38) Don't Miss This (Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)) Michael L. Sherer is the author of twelve published titles, both fiction and ministry-related, including the CSS Publishing titles, A Treasure Hidden (1985) and Growing in Grace (1986), and has served as pastor of ELCA churches all over the state of Iowa, including Redeemer Lutheran Church (Washburn, Iowa), First Lutheran Church (Maquoketa, Iowa) and St. John Lutheran Church (Luana, Iowa). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and his Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He also did graduate study at Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio); the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa) and the Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa). Mike has served as editor for various publishers, including Augsburg Publishing House (Minneapolis, Minnesota), the Metro Lutheran Newspaper (Minneapolis, Minnesota), as well as CSS Publishing Company (Lima, Ohio). He also served as Communication Director for the Northwest Ohio Synod ELCA (Findlay, Ohio, ). Reverend Sherer is currently serving a four-year term as city council member in Waverly, Iowa. He is married and has two adult daughters.



Reading The Signs

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Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
Publisher: CSS Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781556730535
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 92

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Reading The Signs

by J. Ellsworth Kalas, Reading The Signs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reading The Signs books, If you are like many parish pastors, you find the Christmas season to be the most frustrating season of the church year -- so much to do, so much to celebrate, so much to say -- and so little time to prepare it all! That is why J. Ellsworth Kalas has prepared these twelve thoughtful sermons -- to help you present the meaningful and coherent messages you want your congregation to hear during this busiest of seasons. Within are sermons for every Cycle C gospel text during the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons from the Common, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic lectionaries, including: - The Signs of Summer - The Hinge of History - Songs of the Season - Return to the New - From Empty Nets to Full Lives - Awake to Glory Use these complete sermons as presented -- or as jumping-off points for your own meaningful messages. J. Ellsworth Kalas has for sixteen years served as senior minister of the Church of the Saviour (United Methodist) in Cleveland, Ohio.



They Came Together In Bethlehem

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Author: Thomas A. Pilgrim
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788015125
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 73

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They Came Together In Bethlehem

by Thomas A. Pilgrim, They Came Together In Bethlehem Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download They Came Together In Bethlehem books, This book provides a complete worship resource for busy pastors ... -- Sermons for Advent, Christmas Eve, and the Sunday after Christmas -- Advent candle readings with scripture verses -- Pastoral prayers -- Children's object lessons -- Dramatic monologues which can be presented by the pastor or a lay personAssign the materials ... schedule the sermon titles ... then relax and enjoy the season with your family as you employ these inspiring materials in your congregation.



Feasting On The Word Advent Companion

Feasting on the Word Advent Companion PDF
Author: David L. Bartlett
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664259642
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 195

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Feasting On The Word Advent Companion

by David L. Bartlett, Feasting On The Word Advent Companion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Feasting On The Word Advent Companion books, "This new volume in the Feasting on the Word series provides an all-in-one pastor's companion for Advent, offering resources for sermon preparation along with ready-to-use liturgies. A complete order of service drawing from a Gospel and an Old Testament text is provided for each of the four Sundays in Advent, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In addition, hymn suggestions, midweek services, and children's sermon suggestions make this an invaluable resource for the Advent season."--Back cover.