2013 Advent Blog

December 13, 2013: The Gift of the Spirit

John 16:7 (CEB) 7 I assure you that it is better for you that I go away. If I don’t go away, the Companion won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. Here in the Phoenix area, it’s practically a necessity to have a car to get anywhere. We will spend lots...

December 12, 2013: Waiting

Revelation 3:20 20 Look! I’m standing at the door and knocking. If any hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to be with them, and will have dinner with them, and they will have dinner with me. As she stood in the greeting card and stationary aisle at Target,...

December 11, 2013: Love Everlasting

John 3:16 (CEB) 16 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son...

December 10, 2013: Just Friends

Matthew 1:18-19 (CEB) 18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her,...

December 9, 2013: In the Middle of the Mess

Luke 1:30-34 (CEB) 30 The angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Mary. God is honoring you. 31 Look! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and he will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the...

December 8, 2013: The Favored One

Luke 1:26-28 (CEB) Jesus’ birth foretold 26 When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee,27 to a virgin who was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David’s house. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 When the...

December 7, 2013: God’s Gift to the World

Luke 2:33 CEB 33 His father and mother were amazed by what was said about him What parent would not be ‘amazed’ by hearing their young son called “your salvation” and “a light for revelation to the Gentiles”?  Those were some of the words spoken by Simeon when Mary...

December 6, 2013: Changing Plans

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This quote is part of a letter Jeremiah sent to the Israelites after they were exiled to Babylon.  It must...

December 5, 2013: Planting Seeds

Luke 1:46-48 (GWT)   46 Mary said, “My soul praises the Lord’s greatness! 47 My spirit finds its joy in God, my Savior, 48 because he has looked favorably on me, his humble servant. “From now on, all people will call me blessed.” “Grace may be free, but it is...

December 4, 2013: Those People

Isaiah 53:2-3 (The Message) The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew...

December 3, 2013: Teach Me to Pray

Matthew 6:24-31 (NIV) 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will...

December 2, 2013: Expect the Unexpected

Isaiah 61:1-8 (CEB) 61 The Lord God’s spirit is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim release for captives, and liberation for prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s...

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