Christmas Day

By |2018-12-24T23:35:52+00:00December 25th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 62:6-12 6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;     they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord,     give yourselves no rest, 7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem     and makes her the praise of the earth.

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Advent – Christmas Eve

By |2018-12-23T23:38:51+00:00December 24th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

The first Christmas Eve must have been quite uneventful. Although for generations the Israelites had been waiting on the arrival of The Messiah, we recognize that on the first Christmas Jesus was born silently in Nazareth.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T23:12:22+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 Micah 5:2-5 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until

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Third Saturday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T23:53:47+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

The first Christmas after my sister died, I wasn’t prepared for how alone and isolated I felt. It started in November when I went to our local Santa Claus parade, where my son’s beaver troop was going

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Third Friday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T22:40:18+00:00December 21st, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 42:10-18, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:32-39 Isaiah 42:10-18 10 Sing to the Lord a new song,     his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,     you islands, and all who live in them. 11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;     let the

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Third Thursday of Advent

By |2018-12-19T23:22:18+00:00December 20th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalms 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:10-18 Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by

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Third Wednesday of Advent

By |2018-12-20T11:38:44+00:00December 19th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-9, Micah 4:8-13, Luke 7:31-50 Isaiah 11:1-9 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear

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Third Tuesday of Advent

By |2018-12-17T23:35:57+00:00December 18th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:20-35, Acts 28:23-31 Isaiah 11:1-9 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear

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Third Monday of Advent

By |2018-12-17T00:14:18+00:00December 17th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:1-19, Hebrews 13:7-17 Isaiah 11:1-9 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear

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Third Sunday of Advent

By |2018-12-16T02:39:08+00:00December 16th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

I live with a drive inside of me that’s been passed down through generations of good evangelical people whom I love and respect. The great commission has been a rallying cry that I’ve heard since I was a boy, through my formative years in church, through my years in Bible school, and during my first kick at the traditional church can.

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