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SEE

Once we have turned toward the fulfillment God intends, we begin to be able to see the world and treat others in it in a new way. View the Advent-Christmas Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Isaiah 35:1-10
  • Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)
  • James 5:7-10
  • Matthew 11:2-11

DREAM

Even as we begin to see God’s way of compassion and mercy, we also– like Joseph – come to acknowledge our reliance on God communicating with us and transforming us, not just in our waking, conscious lives, but in our sleeping, unconscious lives as well. View the Advent-Christmas Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Isaiah 7:10-16
  • Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (UMH 801)
  • Romans 1:1-7
  • Matthew 1:18-25

PEACE

Whether in dreams or visions of angels, we see and hear and join the chorus of the heavenly host announcing the birth of Jesus as a sign of peace to all people of good will. View the Advent-Christmas Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Isaah 9:2-7
  • Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
  • Titus 2:11-14
  • Luke 2:1-20

WORD

In a Service of the Word today, we contemplate the mystery of the Word made flesh and dwelling among us. View the Advent-Christmas Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Isaah 52:7-10
  • Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
  • Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12)
  • John 1:1-14

    References:

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
  • Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
  • Revelation 21:1-6a
  • Matthew 25:31-46

REVEAL

The constellations reveal the birth of Messiah, and the powers of this world are revealed for their self-preservation and violent resistance to the saving work of God. View the Advent-Christmas Series Planning overview »

    References:

  • Isaiah 60:1-6
  • Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (UMH 795)
  • Ephesians 3:1-12
  • Matthew 2:1-12