Spiritual Practices

Advent 2019

Something that churches all over the world have done since around the 5th century to prepare for the birth of Jesus is to observe the season of Advent in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Advent simply means “coming,” and is a season where we refocus ourselves and wait expectantly for the “coming” of… Read More Advent 2019

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The Love of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 23      Zephaniah 3:14-20, Matthew 22:34-40, John 15:9-17 December 24      John 1:1-18, Luke 15:11-31, Philippians 2:1-11 December 25      Matthew 1:18-25, John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:9-19

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The Joy of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 16      Psalm 47, Hebrews 12:1-3, James 1:2-5 December 17      Psalm 16, Luke 2:15-20, Romans 15:5-13 December 18      Psalm 92, Matthew 2:1-12 December 19      Psalm 126, John 16:17-24, Hebrews 1:5-9 December 20      Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 4, 1 Peter 1:3-9 December 21      Isaiah 9:2-6, Psalm 72, John 3:22-35 December 22      Isaiah 61,… Read More The Joy of Advent

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The Peace of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 9         Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 26:1-4, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 10      Psalm 37:1-11, Luke 7:36-50, Luke 2:8-14 December 11      Psalm 29, Ephesians 2:13-17, Colossians 3:12-17 December 12      Isaiah 40:1-11, Matthew 5:1-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 13      Isaiah 55:8-12, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 10:38-42 December 14      Luke 3:7-18, John 14:25-27, Philippians 4:4-9 December… Read More The Peace of Advent

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The Hope of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 1         Isaiah 11:1-5, Matthew 24:30-35, John 14:1-3 December 2         Jeremiah 33:14-16, Hebrews 6:9-20, Luke 1:5-7 December 3         Psalm 42, Romans 5:1-11, Luke 1:18-25 December 4         Lamentations 3:21-24, Romans 8:22-39, Hebrews 10:19-23 December 5         Psalm 43, 1 Peter 3:13-17, Matthew 8:23-27 December 6         Romans 4:16-25, Hebrews 6:9-12, Luke 1:46-56 December 7        … Read More The Hope of Advent