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Looking at the Future. prenant woman heart hands. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Looking at the Future | Advent Devotion

Looking at the Future Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Tuesday, December 17 He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. Luke 1:52-53 As Mary continues to praise God, she does something that happens in a few other places in the Bible. She starts using the past tense for events that haven’t even happened yet. Look around you.…
Those Who Fear Him. Nativity soft focus. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joplin, Missouri. LCMS. Call His Name Jesus.

Those Who Fear Him | Advent Devotion

Those Who Fear Him Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, December 16 And His mercy is for those who fear Him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. Luke 1:50-51 Have you ever noticed? As Mary continues her song, the Magnificat, the words become more and more revolutionary. This probably isn’t what we expect from the young mother of our Christmas cards, the blue-robed…
Where Are You Looking? man driving a car. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church. LCMS. Joplin, Missouri. Call His Name Jesus.

Where Are You Looking? | Advent Devotion

Where Are You Looking? Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Sunday, December 15 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior … for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name.” Luke 1:46-47, 49 I’m teaching my son to drive a car, and one of the things he needs to learn is that where your eyes go, the car goes. If you stare at the…
woman holding joy. A Time For Joy. Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joplin, Missouri. LCMS. Call His Name Jesus.

A Time For Joy | Advent Devotion

A Time For Joy Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Saturday, December 14 And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! … For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Luke 1:41b-42, 44 No doubt Mary had a lot of things to do: talk to her parents about her pregnancy…
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…