November 2011 archive

Nov 30

The Promise – December 1

Scripture Reading Genesis 12:2-3 Devotion We can dig deeper into the trunk in the attic and find more treasure, and when we dig deeper into the Word of God we find more promises to us. Abraham was given a promise. He was promised that he would be a blessing, not just to his people, but …

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Nov 29

The Need – November 30

Scripture Reading Romans 3:23 Devotion Sin. Yuck. Who wants to talk about that. Sin is all that we do that falls short of God’s glory. All the wrong things we do. All the right things we do NOT do. Our sin is why He came. Jesus came to pay for our sins. To provide forgiveness. …

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Nov 28

The First Man – November 29

Scripture Reading Genesis 1-3; Romans 5:12-21 Devotion Adam wasthe first man. God created Adam and then Eve gave them instructions. Adam and Eve disobeyed and sin entered the world. Fast forward to the New Testament… Sin entered the world through one man, Adam. Adam brought sin, Jesus brings acquittal. (Romans 5:12, 18) Adam brought death; Jesus …

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Nov 27

The Beginning – November 28

Scripture Reading John 1:1, 14 Devotion Jesus, the Word, was in the beginning. He was and is God. Before the manger, before the cross, before anything, Jesus was and is. Jesus created the earth before He came to earth! Then this infinite God-man came to earth where his own people rejected him. He came to …

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Nov 26

The Coming – November 27

Scripture Reading Luke 2:8-14 Devotion Advent literally means “coming.” We celebrate Christmas because it was the (first) coming of Jesus. We celebrate advent in the anticipation of the second coming as well. Why celebrate Christmas?  We celebrate because: Jesus came to bring Joy! Jesus came to bring Salvation! And Jesus came to bring Peace! And …

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Nov 26

How to use Advent Devotions? 

In the next month I will be posting daily devotions related to Advent. How can you use them? The best answer is  – any way you wish! Many people like to use devotions alongside the “Advent Wreath” and candles. Traditionally, an advent wreath has four candles on the outside and one in the middle. Those …

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Nov 25

What is Advent? 

Sunday is again the first day of “Advent.” So what is Advent anyway? Advent literally means the “coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important.” Advent on the Christian calendar is a four-week season of preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas, on December 25. The focus of Advent is two-fold. On the one hand, …

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Nov 22

Giving Thanks

The list can go on and on and on. Thank you God for the many blessings you have provided for me. My Lord. My Wife (the best one!). My Kids (the best ones!). My jobs (though they be many). My ministry. God’s blessings continue. I am so grateful for a God who directs, provides and …

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Nov 14

Second Service – Fun Times

Just wanted to send a note out to say thank you for those who are praying! We had a great service on Sunday. Since I was in the children’s area, I am not sure how many we had, but we had 5 kids in Worship KidStyle! We are praying for families with preschoolers and babies, …

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