Category Archives: Advent Devotionals

DAY6: Don’t Stop. Believing.

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What Faith Means (and what it doesn’t) Luke 1 1 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped …

Day5: You Thought Your Family Was Weird

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It was a dark and stormy night… How you start your story is very important. You have to hook your audience. Grab ‘em. For example, here are some examples of the most famous opening lines in the history of literature. …

DAY4: Prophecies @ Jesus

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Prelude to a Birth Finale Today is the last day in our four-part “Prelude to a Birth” devotionals. Tomorrow, we’ll start actually looking at the actual story of Jesus’ birth. I promise. But today, we’ll look at some Old Testament …

Day3: Jesus and Caesar: A revolutionary Christmas.

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A Picture of History around the Year 0 At a preaching conference at WillowCreek several years ago, master-communicator Rob Bell told the crowd of pastors “We swim in deep rivers.” Meaning, that as people who try to communicate something about …

DAY2: Jesus was born in a manger. With a dragon.

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Poetry and the Story of Christmas The word desperately needs poetry. Here’s why. This is an American Bald Eagle. It is the national emblem of the United States. And here is the official definition of “eagle” from Webster’s Dictionary: A …

DAY1 :: Jesus, Christmas and E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial

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Rediscovering Christmas. A series of devotionals to help remind and center you on the Story of Christmas and its profound Meaning for our lives during this season. The Very Beginning When most people think about the Story of Christmas, most …