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  • Dec18Wed

    ADVENT - Day 3 of Week 4: LOVE

    December 18, 2019 by Debbie Laginskie

    Read Matthew 1:18-25

    18  This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.   19  Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yetdid not want to expose her to public disgrace, he...

  • Dec17Tue

    ADVENT - Day 2 - Week Five - LOVE

    December 17, 2019

    Optional: There is a wonderful article from Christianity Today on the use of our imaginations. You can access it here:

    Can You Imagine? Why imagination is crucial to the Christian life by Brandon J. O'Brien

    https: www.christianitytoday.com biblestudies articles theology canyouimagine.html

    As you read this first announcement of Christ – the...

  • Dec16Mon

    ADVENT - Day 1 - Week Four: LOVE

    December 16, 2019
    You came
    Emptied Yourself of all
    But love
    Filled the world with a
    New song
    A love song so deep
    It cannot find words
    It was not just for me
    You came for all of us,
    With no favoritism
    Enough love for all
     
    You came so strangely
    So mysteriously
    So profoundly simply
    People trip over you
    Cannot believe
    Think there is more
    When You are more than...
  • Dec13Fri

    ADVENT - Day 5 of Week 3 Preparation

    December 13, 2019

    John the Baptist was the prophet who came ahead of Jesus to prepare people for His salvation. His father, Zechariah, prophesied of him in Luke 1,

    And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
         for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
    77  to give his people the knowledge of...

  • Dec12Thu

    ADVENT-Day 4 of Week 3: PEACE

    December 12, 2019

    Today, let’s experience an Imaginative Gospel Contemplation. This is where you read a gospel story and imagine yourself to be one of the characters in the story. You place yourself there. You imagine what you see, smell, hear, taste, feel. In imagining yourself to be this character, you gain a great sense of what it was like and it is a...

  • Dec11Wed

    ADVENT - Week 3 - Day 3: PEACE

    December 11, 2019

    Read John 14:27

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid .

    Jesus came into the world in a chaotic manner. No place to stay…Bethlehem filled with people trying to register…the land ruled by Romans. He promised to leave peace through...

  • Dec10Tue

    ADVENT - Week 3 - Day 2: PEACE

    December 10, 2019 by Debbie Laginskie

    Read the following verse on peace:

    Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

    An Excerpt from Charles Spurgeon’s Commentary (it’s in “old” English!)

    Isaiah...

  • Dec9Mon

    ADVENT - Week 3 - Day 1 - PEACE

    December 9, 2019
    Light the candle of peace.

    Never underestimate “small” things in God’s great kingdom. The world often promises big things and fails to deliver. Herod’s kingdom valued unbridled power, but God’s kingdom values the small and insignificant: The Holy Family, the parable of the mustard seed are just a few examples.

    Jesus...
  • Dec6Fri

    ADVENT - Day 5 of Week 2 - JOY

    December 6, 2019

    We will close this week by looking at the hymn, “Joy to the World.”

    The words of the hymn are by the English writer  Isaac Watts , based on  Psalm 98 , 96:11–12 and  Genesis  3:17–18. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection  The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the...

  • Read the following verses out loud:

    I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.  You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given...