2012 Advent Blog

December 14: The Escape to Egypt

Matt 2 :13-15 Matthew 2:13-15 (NIV) The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother...

December 13: Looking Out for Each Other

Matthew 21:25-28 (NIV) But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.  It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and...

December 12: The Sign of Immanuel

Isaiah 7:10-16 New International Version 10Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11”Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” 12But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear...

December 11: All Things Work Together for Good

Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Fourth Edition, ©2010. Like other beloved verses I memorized as a child in...

December 10: The Ruler from Bethlehem

Micah 5: 2-4 (NRSV) 2 [a] But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. 3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when...

December 9: Second Sunday in Advent

Matthew 1:23 "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, "God is with us."  As a child, I knew Advent had something to do with the coming of Jesus Christ.  But I told my parents, “Jesus was already born a long time...

December 8: God Knows Best

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (NRSV) Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.  27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in...

December 7: What do you Want for Christmas?

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before...

December 6: The Supremacy of the Son of God

Colossians 1:15-20 (NIV) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have...

December 5: The Children Will Lead

Isaiah 11:1-6 (New International Version) The Branch From Jesse 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...

December 4: The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and...

December 3: Mary Visits Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-45 New International Version (NIV) 39 At that time, Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and...

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