Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 6)

Day 6 – God With Us - Isaiah 9:1-7 9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 5)

Day 5- John's Birth Foretold - Luke 1:5-25 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 4)

Jeremiah 33:14-16 14 "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 3)

December 3 – Love God, Love Neighbor – Mark 12:28-34 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God,…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Days 1 and 2)

Emily and I wanted to begin some family traditions this advent season, specifically simply observing advent.  Advent is the time leading up to Christmas, it is a time of preparation and waiting for the birth of Jesus.  A couple years ago we had looked at some wooden advent calendars and this year we finally bought…