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Daily Devotions (Page 2)

Feeding Faith, Connecting People

Read Daily Devotions from Immanuel Lutheran Church. It is our goal to be a congregation “Grounded in Christ, Guided by Grace, Growing to Serve” our Joplin community. Devotions are posted at special times of the church year. We hope you enjoy them and come back to hear more.

hand reaching out. A Courteous God and a Willing Response. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joplin, Missouri. LCMS. Call His Name Jesus.

A Courteous God and a Willing Response | Advent Devotion

A Courteous God and a Willing Response Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Friday, December 13 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38 If you stop to think about it, God didn’t have to tell Mary what He was going to do. He didn’t have to explain anything at all. Oh, no doubt Mary would have been surprised and…
man sitting feeling overwhelmed. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. LCMS. Call His Name Jesus.

Overwhelmed | Advent Devotion

Overwhelmed Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Thursday, December 12 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the Child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month…
baby swaddled in brown. Jesus For You. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. LCMS. Call His Name Jesus.

Jesus For You | Advent Devotion

Jesus For You Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Wednesday, December 11 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you shall call His Name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will…
greatly troubled. advent devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Greatly Troubled | Advent Devotion

Greatly Troubled Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Tuesday, December 10 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. Luke 1:28-29 Mary was greatly troubled by the angel’s greeting. Well, who wouldn’t be? There she was, probably doing her daily work in her mother’s house—cooking, cleaning, carrying water, just like any other day. Then suddenly an…
On A Schedule. woman praying wearing a watch. Daily Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

On A Schedule | Advent Devotion

On A Schedule Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, December 9 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27 I love the way this passage starts: “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God …” I have an absurd picture in my mind,…
Taking It Slow. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Taking It Slow | Advent Devotion

Taking It Slow Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Sunday, December 8 After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when He looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” Luke 1:24-25 “If a miracle ever happened to me, I’d be shouting it everywhere!” Ever hear someone say something like that to you? But John’s conception and birth was different. It started with…
Embarrassing. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Embarrassing | Advent Devotion

Embarrassing Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 7 And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take…
Change. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Change | Advent Devotion

Change Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Friday, December 6 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard ….” Luke 1:11-13a It must have been rough for Zechariah. For years and years he and his wife had been praying…
The Days of Herod. Dawn is coming. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

The Days of Herod | Advent Devotion

The Days of Herod Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Thursday, December 5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah … Luke 1:5a “In the days of Herod,” says Luke. It’s easy to skip over those words, to treat them as a date and nothing more. Yet if we do that, we miss something important. Who was this Herod, king of Judea? Well, he was a genius in some ways—a great builder in particular. But…
Keeping Promises. Watch and wedding rings. Advent Devotion from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri.

Keeping Promises | Advent Devotion

Keeping Promises Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Wednesday, December 4 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and they shall call His Name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). Matthew 1:22-23 Back in the late 1970s, my future husband was in a prison camp in Vietnam with a friend of his, Ben. Ben was a jeweler, and he promised that one day, if they both…
Show Us The Father | Advent Devotion 1

Show Us The Father | Advent Devotion

Show Us The Father Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Tuesday, December 3 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. … No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known. John 1:14, 18 “Show us the Father,” said one of Jesus’ disciples on the night before He…
A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary | Advent Devotion 2

A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary | Advent Devotion

A Deep Dive Into The Ordinary Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, December 2 Jesus, when He began His ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat … the son of Esli … the son of Josech … the son of Elmadam … the son of Nathan, the son of David … Luke 3:23-31 and following Have you ever heard of an underground river?…