Gospel Lesson Plans
Advent means “coming.” The coming of the baby Jesus, God among us in human flesh. The coming of Christ again “the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory. In between those two great comings is God’s constant longing for each of us to come to God, to love God, and to let God love us. “Be alert.” Notice. Listen. Watch. For what? For the ways God will choose to get our attention this season. For those moments when we notice that our ways are not in alignment with God’s ways. For those shimmering glimpses of the Kingdom of God.
Old Testament Lesson Plans
Today we enter Advent, the first season of the church year. Advent is a time when we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. During Advent, we reflect on the hope, peace, and joy that come with the birth of Christ. We prepare ourselves for the coming of the light that will help bring God’s kingdom to earth.
|Year B||Day||Scripture||Gospel Lesson Plan||Old Testament|
|First Sunday of Advent Intergenerational||Sunday between November 27 and December 3||Mark 13:24-37||Advent Intergenerational Lesson Plan||n/a|
|First Sunday of Advent||Sunday between November 27 and December 3||Isaiah 64:1-9|
|Keep Alert!||Hope in God|
|Second Sunday of Advent||Sunday between December 4 and December 10||Isaiah 40:1-11|
|Prepare the Way||Prepare the Way|
|Third Sunday of Advent||Sunday between December 11 and December 17||Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11|
John 1:6-8, 19-28
|Who are You?||The Good News of Deliverance|
|Fourth Sunday of Advent||Sunday between December 18 and December 24||2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16|
|Do Not Be Afraid||God Fulfills God's Promises|