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Children's Activity

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Baptizer -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

John the Baptist -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: John the Baptist is a biblical figure
Be prepared -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers: The scripture reminds us to be prepared; for our
"Beginning" -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Teachers or Parents: We are one Sunday into the new church year and we are just ahead of the calend

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:1-8 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:1-8 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Reframing a narrative of hope -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- David Coffin -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“Katharine” sits in her living room easy chair with her laptop, while sipping tea and watching the h
Preparing the way -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
I love Advent.
Paving the way -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
It's early December.
Be prepared -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Whether or not they have ever been personally involved in scouting, most people with even a passing
Imagining possibilities -- Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
There is no prescription for how people change.
In the boonies -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
When people ask us where we live, we like to respond by saying, "out in the boonies." Our home addr
Better get ready -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
It is hard to believe that anyone, even a convinced atheist, could read this passage and not be move
Rhapsodies in faith and expectation -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993

Changing times -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Advent reminds us of the flow of time. We are all bound by time.
Rejoicing -- Psalm 126, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B

Sometimes one can listen to the Christian community as it conducts its life, witness and worsh
The old and the new -- Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
The beginning of a new church year and a new lectionary series from the Gospel of Luke set me to mus

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:1-8 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:1-8 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Advent Candle -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Call to Worship:

With John the Baptist, in our worship today let us prepare the way

Children's sermon

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Someone's Coming -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
“The One who is more powerful than I is coming.” (v. 7a)
Good News Banners -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Good News Banners

Object:
a church banner
Time -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, an
Baptizer -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts
A thousand pennies -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! We are already into the second week of Advent.
Jesus is the real thing! -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning!
Learning to wait -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the calendar and
John the Baptist -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! Do you know who this is? (Show the picture and
Waiting for a new heaven -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have
Untie these shoes! -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you can tie your
Waiting patiently -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Christmas is coming! I can't wait! Have you ever said that you "can't wait" for something?
Beginning -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! We are in the second Sunday of our new church year.

The Immediate Word

The Scrappy Sound of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Isaiah declares to the exi
Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Guide Rails -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
The lectionary's assigned passage from Isaiah for the Second Sunday of Advent tells us that we are t
Prepare The Way -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Robin Lostetter, Paul Bresnahan, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published December 7, 2008)

The Comfort Zone -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published December 4, 2005)

It Just Doesn't Feel Like Christmas This Year -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Straight Furrow -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor.

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The Straight Furrow -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor.

Devotional

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Advent 2 -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2009
... because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.
Advent 2 -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Isaiah 40:1-11
Advent 2 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- William W. Helland -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Mark 1:1-8

Drama

SermonStudio

The Pusillanimous Pratfalls Of Peter Patience -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Boss -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Advent 2 (2017) -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Isaiah 40:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Advent 2 (2014) -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Isaiah 40:1-11
Sometimes there is hard... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Sometimes there is hard service we are asked to perform for our sins.
His fever rose daily until... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
His fever rose daily until it hit 105 degrees and finally his family took him to the hospital.
When the Panama Canal... -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
When the Panama Canal was originally built it was designed to accommodate a ship three times larger
Impatience with God... -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Impatience with God, the feelings of those addressed in the first century by the lesson, is the huma
Teaching concerning baptism... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
Teaching concerning baptism differs within the Christian world.
So often we find the... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Bob Ove -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014
So often we find the fulfillment of the Old Testament in the New.
Multiple Illustrations for Advent 2 -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Isaiah 40:1-11
What's the most comforting thing you've been told... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
What's the most comforting thing you've been told when you feel like life is beating down on you, wh
Prominent on the upper left arm of Angelina Jolie... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Prominent on the upper left arm of Angelina Jolie was the name of her husband, Billy Bob Thornton.
'Are we there yet? Are we there yet?' -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Craig Kelly -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
"Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" is an often-heard line on long trips.
Rob Bell, in his controversial book Love Wins... -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Richard A. Hasler -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Rob Bell, in his controversial book Love Wins, comments:

Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee on Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee o
After a woman had been driving all night through... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
After a woman had been driving all night through the desert, she was famished, parched, and exhauste
In Minnesota, they like to... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
In Minnesota, they like to say there are two seasons: winter and "under construction." It is indeed
Advent calendars are a wonderful... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Advent calendars are a wonderful way to teach children about Advent and Christmas.
Heralds in ancient Israel, as... -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Heralds in ancient Israel, as indeed down through the ages, were the ones who announced to the gener

The Immediate Word

The Scrappy Sound of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Isaiah declares to the exi
Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Guide Rails -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
The lectionary's assigned passage from Isaiah for the Second Sunday of Advent tells us that we are t

StoryShare

Make a Way Through the Desert -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Contents
"Make a Way Through the Desert" by Frank Ramirez
Where's Christmas? -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- C. David Mckirachan, John Fitzgerald -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Contents
"Where’s Christmas?" by C. David McKirachan

On The Lookout -- Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Contents
"On the Lookout" by Keith Hewitt

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Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Wilderness God... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Wilderness God... -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Advent 2 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Andrew Daughters -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Long ago Isaiah said it,
prophesied a messenger
who would come before Messiah

Prayer

SermonStudio

Confession and repentance, cleansing and renewal -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
In this beginning to his Gospel, Mark uses (with some

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Scrappy Sound of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Isaiah declares to the exi
Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Guide Rails -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
The lectionary's assigned passage from Isaiah for the Second Sunday of Advent tells us that we are t
Prepare The Way -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Robin Lostetter, Paul Bresnahan, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published December 7, 2008)

The Comfort Zone -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published December 4, 2005)

It Just Doesn't Feel Like Christmas This Year -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Christ as our Shepherd King -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Christ as our Shepherd King.

SermonStudio

Advent 2 -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
You Are Responsible For Your Rose -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2009
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.
Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Isaiah 40:1-11
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

Second Sunday in Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2001
To understand this rich passage, the preacher must first understand its setting.
Second Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 40:1-11 (C, E); Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 (RC)
Christ as our Shepherd King -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Christ as our Shepherd King.
Advent 2 -- Psalm 85:8-13 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
These verses open the second part of Isaiah dealing with the
Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
The Second Sunday of Advent could be called "Preparation Sunday." It points to, first of all, the se
Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
The Second Sunday of Advent could be called "Preparation Sunday." It points to, first of all, the se
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Scrappy Sound of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Isaiah declares to the exi
Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Guide Rails -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
The lectionary's assigned passage from Isaiah for the Second Sunday of Advent tells us that we are t
Prepare The Way -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Robin Lostetter, Paul Bresnahan, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published December 7, 2008)

The Comfort Zone -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published December 4, 2005)

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Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Have You Heard The Good News? -- Mark 1:1-8 -- John A. Stroman -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Have you heard the good news?

SermonStudio

Modeling Humility -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
As a young man Benjamin Franklin sought to attain moral perfection; consequently, he made a list of
You Are Responsible For Your Rose -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2009
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.
Jesus Will Lead Us Home -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
The voyage of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 28 men aboard the Endurance bound for Antarctica,
When Did This Start? -- Part 1 -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Robert J. Elder -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ.
-- Mark 1:1a

They Call It Grace -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Scott Suskovic -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not w
Christmas Construction -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Ancient Babylon is the setting for our text.
A Level Playing Field For God -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
A Level Playing Field For God



Taking The Long View -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
So much seems to press upon us in our daily living that "taking the long view" may not only be remot
Blazing A Path To Christ -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." When we were children we were taught this little rhyme as
Reverse Direction -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
It's human nature to be excited about meeting a celebrity in person.
With A Bang Or A Whimper? -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Frederick R. Harm -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Back in 1925, T. S.
Getting In Tune Again -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- William L. Self -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
A radio station in Missouri had an interesting experience.
How To Prepare For Christmas -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
To tell you the truth, it doesn't look much like Christmas at all.
Promises, Promises, Promises -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Somewhere today a woman picks up another dirty shirt and tosses it into the laundry basket.
The Warrior And The Shepherd Are One! -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
A friend conveys the story of his childhood misconception about finding his vocational way in life.
Have You Heard The Good News? -- Mark 1:1-8 -- John A. Stroman -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
Have you heard the good news?
The Warrior and the Shepherd Are One! -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
A friend conveys the story of his childhood misconception about finding his vocational way in life.
Once And For All; Again And Again -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
I was thrilled to get the call that Angie had had her baby and

Stories

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Make a Way Through the Desert -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
Contents
"Make a Way Through the Desert" by Frank Ramirez
Where's Christmas? -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 -- C. David Mckirachan, John Fitzgerald -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

Contents
"Where’s Christmas?" by C. David McKirachan

On The Lookout -- Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
Contents
"On the Lookout" by Keith Hewitt
Overture -- Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Keith Hewitt, Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Overture" by Keith Hewitt
We Can Be Changed -- Mark 1:1-8, Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Constance Berg, John E. Sumwalt, Henry Scholberg, Elaine M. Ward -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2004
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "We Can Be Changed"
Cameron's Story -- Isaiah 40:5 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Cameron's Story
by Todd Chrisler (as told to John Sumwalt)

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Make Straight The Toys R Us Line -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Make Straight The Toys R Us Line

Marked By The Cross Of Christ Forever -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Blaine sat in the chair, waiting for the doctor to tell him what the problem was.
Preparing the Way -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
A young director faced his cast and crew, slumped in their auditorium seats before the stage of Gree
Cameron's Story -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- John E. Sumwalt, Todd Chrisler, John E. Sumwalt -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
I met Todd and Dawn at wedding reception in the fall of 1999.

Worship

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The Scrappy Sound of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Isaiah declares to the exi
Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

It’s been more than a week since the announcement that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren

Guide Rails -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2011
The lectionary's assigned passage from Isaiah for the Second Sunday of Advent tells us that we are t
Prepare The Way -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Robin Lostetter, Paul Bresnahan, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published December 7, 2008)

The Comfort Zone -- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published December 4, 2005)

It Just Doesn't Feel Like Christmas This Year -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
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Tidings Of Comfort -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

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Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
First Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Hear the words of the Lord. Are they not words of peace, peace

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Salvation From Our God -- Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. Salvation from our God:
The gift of gifts, receive.
Sounds Great, But We're Busy -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship (Psalm 126)
One:

Second Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Based on the Genesis 17 passage.
Leader:
Second Sunday in Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Second Sunday in Advent -- Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Second Sunday in Advent -- 2 Peter 3:8-15a -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Second Sunday in Advent -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Bulletin Insert for Second Sunday in Advent for Year B -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Reader A: ______________________
Second Sunday Of Advent -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Advent Wreath
We come with many fears and anxieties.
The Lord Comes With Power -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Leader: As we worship, prepare a way for the Lord to come into your life.
Second Sunday In Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
Second Sunday In Advent

First Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
Theme: "Here Is Your God"
Second Sunday of Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1996
First Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11
Words Of Hope -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Hear the words of the Lord. Are they not words of peace, peace
Preparation - Getting ready for the world's savior -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1990
Meditation:
1. Beginning: How do you get ready for the coming of the world's savior into
Preparing the Way -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
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