Category Archives: Advent

2019 Advent Reading #24: Victory

12/24/19 Scripture: Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11; Ephesians 6:10-20 Highlighted Verse: Finally, be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #23: Singing at Christmas

12/23/19 Scripture: Psalm 95; Ephesians 5:18-19;  Colossians 3:16 Highlighted Verse: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Psalm 95:1 Devotion: God commands us to sing.  Now, why would singing be … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #22: Guarantee

12/22/19 Scripture: Romans 8:18-39 Highlighted Verse: He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 Devotion: Today’s advent reading provides … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #21: Self-Righteousness

12/21/19 Scripture: Luke 18:9-14; Philippians 3:1-11 Highlighted Verse: and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. Philippians 3:3, ESV Devotion: Self-righteousness plagues us all.  Self-righteousness is the tendency to think that we are better than we actually are. … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #20: Christian Schizophrenia at Christmas

12/20/19 Scripture: James 1:22-24 Highlighted Verse: But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 Devotion: Our reading today reveals that followers of Jesus can often live in a state of Christian Schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia involves a breakdown … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #19: Unfailing Hope

12/19/19 Scripture: Romans 5:1-5 Highlighted Verse: Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2 Devotion: What are your hopes? What … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #18: A Destination Driven by Humility

12/18/19 Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-5; Philippians 2:5-11 Highlighted Verse: Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #17: Humble Yourself

12/17/19 Scripture: James 4:1-10 Highlighted Verse: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. James 4:10 Devotion: You and I are prone to be selfish.  Sin causes us to live our life for ourselves, not for the Lord and … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #16: Suffering

12/16/19 Scripture: Luke 24:24-25, 45-49; Isaiah 53:2-5 Highlighted Verse: Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #15: Promises Kept

12/15/19 Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 7:14-15 Highlighted Verse: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting … Continue reading

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