Two Minute Warning – Advent 1, 2014 Sermon Video

Here’s the sermon  video for the sermon preached on the First Sunday of Advent (Hope) on November 30, 2014, at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. You can watch the video below.  A podcast can be downloaded at the church website:  Patterson Avenue Baptist Church The sermon is titled:  “The Secret to Thanksgiving” and is based on Philippians 4:11-15

You’ll find the video below…no manuscript prepared for this.  Just some notes coherent to few but myself.

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God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
by: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
publisher: Westminster John Knox Press, published: 2010-08-30
ASIN: 0664234291
EAN: 9780664234294
sales rank: 12485
price: $5.85 (new), $4.25 (used)

There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ.”

No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human.”

These stirring words are among forty devotions that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer’s letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.


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