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Courage | Advent Devotion

Courage Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Monday, 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 I really admire Joseph. What courage he had, to simply wake up and go finalize the marriage, bringing his wife home—all on the basis of a dream. Mary and Zechariah both got to…
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Face the Music | Advent Devotion

Face the Music Daily Devotion for Advent 2019 | Wednesday, December 18 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Luke 1:56 God was so kind to Mary. He gave her three months of rest and peace staying with a family who would understand her pregnancy and believe her explanation. Mary had time to think and pray, time to adjust to how God has turned her life upside down. (She also had time to get…
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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.…
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Why? | Daily Lent Devotion

Why? Daily Devotion for Lent | Friday, March 15 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21 I wonder what Lazarus thought of it. He was very ill—his sisters were worried, and they sent word to Jesus so He could come quickly and heal him. Then they waited. And waited. I can just see Martha leaning out the door of her house, looking down the road. Why didn’t Jesus come?…
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According To Plan?

According To Plan? Daily Devotion for Advent | Monday, December 24, 2018 | Christmas Eve And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 How distressed Joseph must have been! He could get no decent place for his wife to lie down, even though…
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Fearing The Future

Fearing The future Daily Devotion for Advent | Thursday, December 20, 2018 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.” All this took…
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A Done Deal

A Done Deal Daily Devotion for Advent | Tuesday December 18, 2018 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David.” Luke 1:67-69 Take a close look at what Zechariah says to his newborn baby John. Speaking by the Holy Spirit, he says, “Blessed…
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Facing The Music

Facing The Music Daily Devotion for Advent | Sunday, December 16, 2018 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. Luke 1:56 I’ve always been curious about Mary’s homecoming. That’s probably the point where she had to talk with her parents, and with Joseph, about her pregnancy. Would they believe her? What if they didn’t? At only three months along, Mary probably had a few more weeks before she began “showing,” but she didn’t have…
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A Home Away From Home

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Daily Devotion for Advent | Saturday, December 15, 2018 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the…
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A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming Daily Devotion for Advent | Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Abraham was the father of Isaac … (Matthew 1:2a) “Abraham was the father of Isaac …” If there’s one verse in the New Testament Abraham would have loved to read ahead of time, it’s probably this one. God reached out to a childless man in the ancient Middle East and promised, “I will make of you a great nation” (Genesis 12:2-3). God kept that promise when Isaac…
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Asleep In The Boat

Asleep In The Boat Daily Devotion for Lent | Thursday, February 22, 2018 Read Mark 4:1-2, 35-41. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:37-38) He must have been really tired. After preaching all day, Jesus is asleep in…