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Known By His Deeds. God With Us Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Known By His Deeds | December 23 Advent Devotion

KNOWN BY HIS DEEDS Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Wednesday, December 23 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a Son. And he called His Name Jesus. (Matthew 1:24-25) Do you realize that we never hear Joseph speak? Not once do we hear a word from his lips in the whole Gospel story. But that doesn’t stop…
Keeping His Promises. God With Us Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Keeping His Promises | December 22 Advent Devotion

KEEPING HIS PROMISES Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Tuesday, December 22 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) How long was it between the day God made this promise and the day He kept it? Several hundred years, at least. God spoke through Isaiah to the evil King Ahaz,…
Son of David. God With Us December 21 Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Son of David | December 21 Advent Devotion

SON OF DAVID Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Monday, December 21 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son, and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21) I wonder…
A Third Way. God With Us December 20 Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

A Third Way | December 20 Advent Devotion

A THIRD WAY Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Sunday, December 20 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. (Matthew 1:19) Joseph found himself caught in a nightmare situation that was none of his fault. His fiancée was pregnant, and he knew he was not the father. By Jewish law he had a legal case against her for adultery—and the traditional penalty for that was death by stoning. Hurt…
Undone. God With Us December 19 Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Undone | December 19 Advent Devotion

UNDONE Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Saturday, December 19 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 1:18) Mary probably had a mental picture of how her life would go: first betrothal, then a few months before the wedding party, and then (nine or ten months later) a baby. It was the normal…
Sudden Turns. God With Us Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Sudden Turns | Advent Devotion

SUDDEN TURNS Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Tuesday, December 1 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers … And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah … and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon … And Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who…
Who Are Your People? God With Us Advent Devotion. Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS. Joplin Missouri.

Who Are Your People? | Advent Devotion

WHO ARE YOUR PEOPLE? Daily Devotion for Advent 2020 | Monday, November 30 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1) In many places in the world, practically the first thing people ask you is, “Who are your people? Where did you grow up?” They are trying to place you in the mental framework they use to understand the world. People do this to Jesus, too. Maybe that’s why God included…