Second Wednesday of Advent

By |2018-12-11T20:57:44+00:00December 12th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 35:3-7, Psalms 126, Luke 7:18-30 Isaiah 35:3-7 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,     steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those with fearful hearts,     “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come,     he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution     he will come to save you.” 5 Then will the eyes of

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Second Tuesday of Advent

By |2018-12-11T06:13:15+00:00December 11th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 19:18-25, Psalm 126, 2 Peter 1:2-15 Isaiah 19:18-25 18 In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun. 19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to

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Second Monday of Advent

By |2018-12-09T23:58:42+00:00December 10th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Years ago I attended a conference on the state of the environment. The consensus among the scientists who spoke there was damning. We’re all too far down the path to turn back, they said. The earth is done.

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Second Sunday of Advent

By |2018-12-09T10:50:24+00:00December 9th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

There’s something about the way our culture enters into the Christmas season that shines a harsh light on the imperfections in our lives. Advertising and Christmas-themed entertainment

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First Saturday of Advent

By |2018-12-07T14:33:13+00:00December 8th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Malachi 4:1-6, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 Malachi 4 4 “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you

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First Friday of Advent

By |2018-12-08T15:27:28+00:00December 7th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Advent marks the beginning of our Christian year; not the end. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘to come,’ or ‘coming.’ It is a time set aside for us to long for, to wait, and to prepare for the arrival of the saviour of the world once and for all. Our culture has completely destroyed this season of waiting.

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First Thursday of Advent

By |2018-12-05T23:31:30+00:00December 6th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Malachi 3:5-12, Phil 1:12-18, Luke 1:68-79 Malachi 3:5-12 5 “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do

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First Wednesday of Advent

By |2018-12-04T17:46:38+00:00December 5th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 1:24-31, Psalm 90, Luke 11:29-32 Isaiah 1:24-31 24 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,     the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes     and avenge myself on my enemies. 25 I will turn my hand against you;     I will thoroughly purge away your dross     and remove all your impurities.

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First Tuesday of Advent

By |2018-11-30T16:31:58+00:00December 4th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today (click link to read texts): 2 Samuel 7:18-29, Psalm 90, Revelation 22:12-16 2 Samuel 7:18-29 18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in

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First Monday of Advent

By |2018-11-30T16:30:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: 2 Peter 3:1-18; Numbers 17:1-11; Psalm 90 2 Peter 3 3 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and

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