To say that I am shocked at the response I have received over this Advent series would be an understatement. In addition to those pastors and worship leaders who have contacted me directly, the worship resources for the entire series have been downloaded over 550 times!
For those of you who have been awaiting the additional sermon ideas and starters, I apologize that they have come much slower than I have hoped. At this point, I am hoping to post Week 3 early next week, Week 4 by the end of next week, and Christmas Eve by December 6. Hopefully, this will still give many of you time to make the message your own, as you listen to the Holy Spirit shaping the message your people need to hear as this season unfolds.
I am also humbled to be able to offer you another resource. Adam Estep, Minister of Community Life at Linglestown Life United Methodist Church (http://www.linglestownlife.org/home) has developed a resource that is perfect for small groups and/or personal devotions, engaging more deeply with the passages from both Isaiah and Luke. He has graciously offered these for your use. All four weeks of this resource are also posted below.
As you have the opportunity to celebrate Christ the King this weekend, and Thanksgiving next week, know that I am offering deep thanks this year for those of you who are engaging with Repeat the Sounding Joy this Advent season. Know that you are held in prayer, along with the congregations you are serving – that God would be glorified in your Advent journey, that your people would be filled with joy, and that your communities will experience the overflow of that joy as you love them through this season.