A new Advent sermon series for 2011, “Savior of the Nations, Come” is a six-part Advent sermon series, including sermons for the four weeks of Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Written by renowned biblical scholar and preacher Dr. Reed Lessing, the sermon series is based on Isaiah 40:1-11, unpacking the prophet’s profound Advent themes of comfort, hope, and expectation.
Each sermon is partnered with a well-loved Advent hymn from Lutheran Service Book, and the .pdf file includes exegetical notes, commentary, sermon manuscript, and additional sermon illustrations. Also included is a collect prayer for each week that reinforces the sermon’s themes in prayer to God.
Also available is the companion PowerPoint presentation Lessing developed to introduce the series. It includes additional material to aid in preparatory study, and is an excellent resource for leading Advent Bible studies or small groups. The professionally-designed PowerPoint templates can also be used to develop other slide presentations for congregational use.