Posts with the tag “advent”
Wise Men See
January 6th, 2022
Matthew 2:9-11After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When ...
January 5th, 2022
Number 6:22-27The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his ...
Depart in Peace
January 4th, 2022
Luke 2:28-32[H]e took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,according to your word;for my eyes have seen your salvationthat you have prepa...
A Light for the Nations
January 3rd, 2022
Isaiah 49:6[H]e says:“It is too light a thing that you should be my servantto raise up the tribes of Jacoband to bring back the preserved of Israel;I will make you as a light for the nations,that my s...
He is Coming
January 2nd, 2022
Revelation 1:7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.+ He is ComingChrist ...
In One Spirit
January 1st, 2022
1 Corinthians 12:12-13For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into on...
Come to the Feast
December 31st, 2021
Matthew 22:4Again he sent other servants, saying, “Tell those who are invited, ‘See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the we...
December 30th, 2021
Matthew 16:28Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.+Standing HereStanding where we stand now, we have the benef...
The Watchman Sees
December 29th, 2021
Ezekiel 33:6But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his ...
The Place Where He Lay
December 28th, 2021
Matthew 28:5-6But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”+The...
Appointed for Many
December 27th, 2021
Luke 2:33-35And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in ...
December 26th, 2021
Matthew 2:1-2Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? Fo...
Light in the Darkness
December 25th, 2021
John 1:1-5In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made tha...
December 24th, 2021
1 John 4:9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.+Made ManifestOver two thousand years ago, our Lord humbled H...
The Word Made Flesh
December 23rd, 2021
Micah 5:2But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel,whose coming forth is from of old,from ancien...
The Nations Shall Come
December 22nd, 2021
Isaiah 60:4-5Lift up your eyes all around, and see;they all gather together, they come to you;your sons shall come from afar,and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.Then you shall see and be ra...
A Sign Among Them
December 21st, 2021
Isaiah 66:18-19“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them…”+A Si...
December 20th, 2021
Mark 6:38-42And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green ...
Come and See!
December 19th, 2021
John 1:44-46Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazar...
Seeing His Glory
December 18th, 2021
John 1:14And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.+Seeing His GloryIn the Old Testament Temple system...
What’s In a Name
December 17th, 2021
Isaiah 9:6For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.+...
Augustus and Quirinius
December 16th, 2021
Luke 2:1-3In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registe...
A Royal Star
December 15th, 2021
Numbers 24:17I see him, but not now;I behold him, but not near:a star shall come out of Jacob,and a scepter shall rise out of Israel…+A Royal StarSet high in the heavens, the stars have guided ancient...
Joseph and Adam
December 14th, 2021
Matthew 1:20-21But 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 conce...
A Leap of Faith
December 13th, 2021
Luke 1:41-43And 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, ...
All Is Possible
December 12th, 2021
Luke 1:37For nothing will be impossible with God.+All Is PossibleThe Bible is filled with seemingly impossible scenarios. An ark rescues eight souls, a sea parts, lions’ mouths are kept shut, and we c...
Your Prayer Has Been Heard
December 11th, 2021
Luke 1:11-15And 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...
All That I Ever Did
December 10th, 2021
John 4:29“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”+All That I Ever DidTo say the Samaritans were hated by the Jews is an understatement of the highest quality. The Sam...
December 9th, 2021
Philippians 1:27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mi...
Our Lord’s Tears
December 8th, 2021
John 11:34And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”+Our Lord’s TearsLazarus was dead. His sisters were angry with Jesus for not getting there sooner to do somethi...
December 7th, 2021
Galatians 4:4-5But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.+Ado...
December 6th, 2021
Luke 1:30-34And 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...
God With Us
December 5th, 2021
Isaiah 7:14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.+God With UsA virgin birth foretold, a divine name given....
What are You Seeking?
December 4th, 2021
John 1:35-39The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they f...
Straight to the Point
December 3rd, 2021
Matthew 3:1-3In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he sa...
A Wild Cry
December 2nd, 2021
Isaiah 40:3-5A voice cries:“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;make straight in the desert a highway for our God.Every valley shall be lifted up,and every mountain and hill be made low;the ...
The King Is Here
December 1st, 2021
John 12:12-15The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Bless...
The King Is Coming
November 30th, 2021
Zechariah 9:9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!Behold, your king is coming to you;righteous and having salvation is he,humble and mounted on a donkey,on a colt, ...
Eyes Wide Open
November 29th, 2021
Genesis 3:6-7So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she ...