A Large Handful of Advent Posts

Lighting of the Advent Candles: A ritual based on Jesus’ fulfillment of Isaiah’s hope
The Not So Ancient Advent Wreath: Where and when did the Advent Wreath originate?
The Spirit of Advent Past, Present and Future: He came, He comes, He will come again
Advent: Plan, Prepare, Execute, Assess: Advent through the lens of Army operations
Advent’s Dire Warning: From Isaiah 11:4 and Matthew 3:10,12
Advent’s News of my Death – A follow up to Advent’s Dire Warning
A Very Wesleyan Advent: On 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
A Still More Wesleyan Advent: On Philippians 1:9-11
Sanctification and Perseverance: On 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Walk in the Light of the Lord: On Isaiah 2:1-5
The Exiles are Coming Home: On Isaiah 40:1-5
Tear Open the Heavens: On Isaiah 64:1-9
Rejoice Greatly: On Zephaniah 3:14
Moving into Advent on Thanksgiving Weekend: On Mark 13:24-37
Two Visions of God’s Future: On Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke 21:25-36
The God who Wants to Be Known: On John 1:1-14
From Prophecy to Proclamation: On John 1:6-8, 19-28
Prepare the Way of the Lord: On Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8
Why I Believe in an Angry God: On Luke 3:7-18
The Baptism of John and Christian Baptism: On Mark 1:1-8
Exile, Proselyte Baptism and John the Baptist: On Luke 3:2-8
Where the Christmas Story Begins: Hint: with Abraham
Elizabeth the Prophet: On Luke 1:41-45
The Brephos Leaped in Her Womb: On Luke 1:41
Joseph’s Family Honor: On Matthew 1:18-26
Belief and Unbelief in the Annunciation Narratives: Comparing Zechariah and Mary
Let it Be: On Luke 1:26-38
The Magnificat: On Luke 1:46-55
The Lowly are Israel: On Luke 1:51-55
Salvation in the Benedictus: On Luke 1:68-79