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FEAR NOT (Advent – Day 11)

SCRIPTURE Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The …

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GRACE (Advent – Day 10)

SCRIPTURE Matthew 1:1-17 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah …

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JOY (Advent – Day 9)

SCRIPTURE Luke 2:8-11 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be …

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EGO (Advent – Day 8)

SCRIPTURE Matthew 2:1-8 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod …

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HEAVEN (Advent – Day 7)

SCRIPTURE John 1:1-5; 9-17 In 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 that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light …

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ORDINARY (Advent – Day 6)

SCRIPTURE Micah 5:2-5 You, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are from the distant past, will come from you on my behalf. The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the woman …

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SACRIFICE (Advent – Day 5)

SCRIPTURE Luke 2:12-20 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those …

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PERSEVERANCE (Advent – Day 4)

SCRIPTURES Deuteronomy 4:29 But if you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in …

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TOGETHER (Advent – Day 3)

SCRIPTURE Luke 1:39-46 At that time, Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,  where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: …

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WILDERNESS (Advent – Day 2)

SCRIPTURE Isaiah 43:18-21 But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry …