Category Archives: Deeply Rooted Devotion

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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