Tag: Advent

Dec 04

The Son of David – December 5

Scripture Reading Jeremiah 23:5-6 Devotion Jeremiah predicted that Jesus would come as the “righteous branch of David” and that when He came, “Judah will be saved.” Isn’t it good to know that Jesus came to be our righteousness! We struggle with sin from day to day and He promises to forgive us and cleanse us …

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Dec 04

The God With Us – December 4

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 03

The Shoot of Jesse – December 3

! Scripture Reading Isaiah 11:1 Devotion 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 appear dead and gone and will revert to the humble beginnings of the shepherd …

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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 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

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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Feb 28

The Season of Advent

I love Christmas! I really do believe it is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, there are the parties and cookies and decorations and gifts, but it is so much more. It is the season of Advent! Advent is the celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, and it helps to remind …

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