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Christmas: What Does the Bible Actually Say?

These Advent Bible readings and reflections were shared by Dennis Carlson at Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan. They are based on texts from Luke 1 and 2, Matthew 1 and 2, John 1: 1-18 and may be used for individual or group study.

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Speech Choir Scripture Readings for the Church Year

This is a resource from George Scranton, Drama professor at Seattle Pacific University and Ordained to Specialized Ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has created antiphonal speech choir readings of the liturgical Bible passages for the major seasons of the church year (years A, B, and C!). It is very well done!

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Devotions for Advent: We Prepare for Christ’s Coming

During the Advent/Christmas season, we have a wonderful opportunity to draw closer together to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ironically, this is also the time of year when we find ourselves being pulled apart, as schedules become crowded with what we believe to be necessities. This year, take time to reflect on this special…

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Tell Me a Story, Pastor!

I retired from congregational ministry about a year ago and have been helping a young pastor who is just getting started by writing some children’s story/sermons for him. Below you will see a couple examples, as well as a brief description of how I create children’s sermon/stories that relate to the sermon text and theme.

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Christmas Around the World

This information highlights Advent/Christmas customs in various countries around the world. Use it to prepare a Christmas program or as a reminder to pray for our missionaries and global work.

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Our King is Coming Soon

A song written by Andrew Thompson of Columbia Grove Covenant Church as part of an Advent series. This song includes themes of justice and hope as we await Christ’s coming.

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