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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 #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 #14: Surrender

12/14/19 Scripture: Matthew 6:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:14-16 Highlighted Verse: and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:15 Devotion: What if you … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #10: The Way

12/10/19 Scripture:  John 14:1-14 Highlighted Verse: I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 Devotion: You know the way to your home.  You’ve driven those roads so much you … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #9: The Glory of Jesus

12/9/19 Scripture: Philippians 3:12-20 Highlighted Verse: Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my won, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Philippians 2:12 Devotion: When I was in college … Continue reading

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2019 Advent Reading #5: The Hope of Christmas

12/5/19 Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 Highlighted Verse: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you … Continue reading

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