Sermons on The Characters of Christmas

Herod the Not-So-Great

Sermon Lesson: Matthew 2:16-23 (NRSV)Secondary Sermon Lesson: Exodus 1:8-22 (NRSV) Mini Sermon Lesson: Acts 19:1-7 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 29 (NRSV) Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksAn AEB Production Hymns & Carols Used in this Youtube Sermon

Prophecy & Recognition

Sermon Lesson: Luke 2:22-24, 27-35, 39-40 (NRSV)Full Sermon Lesson: Luke 2:22-40 (NRSV)Alternate New Testament Lesson: Galatians 4:4-7 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 6:10-62:3 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 148 (NRSV) Our Virtual Worship Team Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksGuest Reader: Steven James Blackburn An AEB Production Hymns and Carols Used in this Service

“Jesus of Nazareth & the Word”

Sermon Lesson (Jesus of Nazareth): Luke 2:1-7 (NRSV)Sermon Lesson (the Word): John 1:1-14 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 96 (NRSV) Companion Mini Sermon (the Word): Mini Sermon #34 Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksAdvent Reader: Rev. Susan Elizabeth Wyman Hymns and Carols Used in these Videos

“John the Baptist & Gabriel”

Sermon Lesson (The Angel Gabriel): Luke 1:26-33 (NRSV)Sermon Lesson (John the Baptist): Luke 3:1-20 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 126 (NRSV) Companion Mini-Sermon: Mini Sermon #33 (John the Baptist) Our Ministry Team Minsiter: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksAdvent Reader: Kyle Brazauski An AEB Production Recorded Hymns

“Mary & Joseph” (zoom)

Recorded Zoom Service Advent Devotional Companion Mini-Sermon: Mini Sermon #32 (Joseph) Sermon Lesson (Mary): Luke 1:46-55 (NRSV)Sermon Lesson (Joseph): Matthew 1:18-25 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13 (NRSV) Our Virtual Worship Team Minister: Reverend Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksAdvent Reader: Donna CowanGospel Readers: Sandy Hubbard, Wayne Peereboom Worship Materials

“Elizabeth & Zechariah”

Sermon Lesson (Elizabeth): Luke 1:39-45 (NRSV)Sermon Lesson (Zechariah): Luke 1:8-20 (NRSV)Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-9 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (NRSV) Linked Mini-Sermon: Mini-Sermon #31 (Zechariah) Our Ministry Team Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy MarksGuest Reader: Rev. Dr. Steven P. Blackburn An AEB Production Hymn MP3s for this Service