Tag: Advent

Dec 08

The God With Us

Scripture Reading Isaiah 7:14 Devotion Isaiah prophesies that the Messiah will come and will bear the name “Immanuel.” Immanuel means “God with us.” Jesus is the one who is “God with us.” If God had wanted to communicate to birds, He would have become a bird. He wanted to be with us. He became a …

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Dec 08

Week 2 Activity – Making Cookies

Be Prepared Utilize the recipe below, or your own recipe, or buy pre-packaged cookie dough. Make icing, or buy that prepackaged as well. Sugar Cookie Recipe (Makes 5 Dozen) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened, 2 cups white sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 5 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon …

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Dec 07

The Shoot of Jesse

Scripture Reading Isaiah 11:1 Devotion This is probably one of the least remembered prophesies of Jesus. The shoot of Jesse. Jesus is the descendant of Jesse. He is the “shoot” or new branch growing out of what seems to be a dead plant or stump. Isaiah is prophesying that the royal line of David will …

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Dec 06

The Prophets

Scripture Reading Isaiah 9:6-7 Devotion The prophets and prophecies are sometimes relegated to that dusty dingy place in the attic of our Biblical library. Yes, we say they are important, but we will just keep them stored for future use. Some of the prophets have even been labeled “minor” prophets because they did not write …

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Dec 05

The Promise

Scripture Reading Genesis 12:2-3 Devotion Ever looked for treasures in your attic? If we dig deep into a trunk in the attic we often find hidden treasure, and when we dig deeper into the Word of God we find God’s treasures of promises to us. Abraham was given a promise. He was promised that he …

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Dec 04

The Need

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. No one wants to talk about all we do wrong. We are ashamed of our sin. …

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Dec 03

The First Man

Scripture Reading Genesis 1-3; Romans 5:12-21 Devotion Adam was the first man. God created Adam and Eve and then He gave them instructions. Adam and Eve disobeyed and sin entered the world. Fast forward to the New Testament… Jesus came. Sin entered the world through one man, Adam. Sin was dealt with by one man, …

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Dec 02

The Beginning

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! Jesus created man before he became a man! We usually see Jesus as man or as …

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Dec 01

Advent Week 1 Activity – An Advent Wreath

The Idea As the family prepares to do devotions during the Advent season, why not make an Advent Wreath together and utilize it when you do the devotions together. Be Prepared Gather supplies: Candles, greenery, garland, decorations, something to use for a base. Be Relational Share some of the following information with the family about …

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Jan 04

The Return – January 4

Scripture Reading Isaiah 9:2-7 Devotion This Isaiah Passage is read at Christmas, and like the song “Joy to the World,” we associate it with the birth of Christ—the first Advent. However, both this passage and the song are really about the second Advent— the return of Christ. The great hope and glorious appearing of our …

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