Advent Daily Devotional

Prepare – Devotions for Advent The season of Advent is coming. How are you preparing to celebrate God coming into the world in the form of Jesus Christ? How are you preparing for Christ’s return? This is a season of waiting and of preparation. There are many ways we can get ready and joyfully celebrate:Continue reading “Advent Daily Devotional”

More Than A Christmas Story

Last week, we began a series on the life of Jesus Christ. We talked about how important it is how we answer the question, “who do you say Jesus is?”. This week, we talk about Jesus is God in flesh. I’m sure most of us know the story of Jesus’ birth. This is the story weContinue reading “More Than A Christmas Story”

December 24: Merry Christmas!

We have been on this journey to allow the message of the Christmas story to change our hearts. Today I invite us to read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Gospel of Luke to hopefully hear it with fresh ears and a fresh heart. In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout theContinue reading “December 24: Merry Christmas!”

December 23: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)

Matthew 28:20 “…..I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” These past 24 days, we have been on this journey which I hope has prepared your heart for Christmas in a fresh way this year. We have traveled with Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, the angels, Herod, the magi,Continue reading “December 23: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)”

December 21: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)

Matthew 2:7-9 Then Herod secretly called for the magi and found out from them the time when the star had first appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you’ve found him, report to me so that I too may go and honor him.” When they heard the king,Continue reading “December 21: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)”

December 20: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)

Matthew 2:3-6 When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and everyone in Jerusalem was troubled with him. He gathered all the chief priests and the legal experts and asked them where the Christ was to be born. They said, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is what the prophet wrote: You, Bethlehem, land of Judah, by noContinue reading “December 20: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)”

December 19: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)

Matthew 2:1-2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” When we think about the Wise MenContinue reading “December 19: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)”

December 18: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)

Luke 2:17-20 When they saw this, they reported what they had been told about this child.Everyone who heard it was amazed at what the shepherds told them. Mary committed these things to memory and considered them carefully. The shepherds returned home, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Everything happened just asContinue reading “December 18: Prepare (Advent 2014 Devotional)”

December 17: Prepare (Advent Devotional 2014)

Luke 2:15-16 When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go right now to Bethlehem and see what’s happened. Let’s confirm what the Lord has revealed to us.” They went quickly and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. On this journey to Bethlehem, we have justContinue reading “December 17: Prepare (Advent Devotional 2014)”

December 15: Prepare

2014 Advent Devotional Luke 2:8-10 Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Now we get to an interestingContinue reading “December 15: Prepare”