For those churches joining the Heavenly Church Revival, please find below suggested Scripture Passages, Sermon Titles, and Sermon Themes for Advent in September.
First Sunday in Advent – Word for the day – HOPE Scripture Passage: Luke 1:5-25 Sermon Title: Hope Springs from Heaven Key Verses: Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son and you are to give him the name John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.” Luke 1:11-15. Sermon Theme: Advent is a time to focus on heaven coming down to fill our earthly lives with eternal hope.
Second Sunday in Advent – Word for the day – LOVE Scripture Passage: Luke 1:26-38 Sermon Title: A Mother’s Love Key Verse: “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38. Sermon Theme: Advent is a time to respond to Jesus’ birth with our eternal love.
Third Sunday in Advent – Word for the day – JOY Scripture Passage: Luke 1:39-56 Sermon Title: Eternal Joy Key Verses: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed; “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Luke 1:41-44. Sermon Theme: Advent is a time to experience Jesus’ eternal joy.
Fourth Sunday in Advent – Word for the day – PEACE Scripture Passage: Matthew 1:18-24 Sermon Title: Peace on Earth Key Verses: All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” – which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23. Sermon Theme: Advent is a time to strive for eternal peace in all of our relationships.
Fifth Sunday in Advent – Word for the day – CHRIST Scripture Passage: Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon Title: A Star is Born Key Verses: When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On the coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11. Sermon Theme: Advent is a time to give our lives to Christ.
May Christ be and abide with you and your church as we celebrate together the coming of Jesus Christ into the world on September 19, 03 BC.