Advent Devotional Day 5: The Son

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Scripture: Genesis 22:1-13; John 1:29 Years later, after Abraham and Sarah had been given their son Isaac, God asked Abraham to take another step of obedience.      “Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. … Read More

Advent Devotional Day 4: Abraham

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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:8-12 As humanity again filled the earth God had in mind to raise up a people who would be his representatives on the earth.  In Kingdom language, they would be his ambassadors.  The Father of these people was a man named Abraham. “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your … Read More

Advent Devotional Day 3: The Ark

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Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, NIV) All of humanity was impacted by Adam and Eve in their sin.  As the population of earth grew, so did their wickedness and desire to live apart from God. “This is the account of … Read More

Advent Devotional Day 2: The Fall

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Scripture: Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-10, 23; Isaiah 53:6 “And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”” (Genesis 2:16–17, NIV) “Now the serpent was more crafty than … Read More

Advent Devotional Day 1: The Beginning

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Scripture: Genesis 1:1, 2:15-17; Psalm 90:2; John 1:1-4 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, NIV) “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the … Read More

Hope

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Good afternoon folks. I’m thinking about my day, my thoughts, my tasks, and my relationships. I realize I need hope and I need to bring hope. This song by Switchfoot really expresses what I want to say. “Hallelujah Nevertheless.” Hallelu=Let us praise jah=God. What brings you hope today?

Miss Your Faces

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As I was thinking about the church today, I have felt loss.  I miss seeing people in person and not over a screen.  How many times can I look up into the nostril of someone who is holding their phone on their lap instead of out in front of them.  How many times can I think, “You have really nice … Read More