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Here is a simple prayer to read when you light the fourth candle on your Advent wreath. You can download it and print it (including a simple summary and a coloring picture for children) Advent Week Four Read the bold print in unison. Today we’re reading the familiar story of Mary and Joseph, the couple God … Continue reading A prayer service for the fourth week of Advent: Mary and Joseph
Something to read when you light the third candle on your Advent wreath
Last week we read God’s promises to Abraham that he would bless the whole world through one of Abraham’s descendants. Throughout the Old Testament, God continued to speak his promises, often to prophets—people he chose to proclaim his message. One of these prophets was Isaiah. God gave Isaiah many warnings to share with his nation … Continue reading A prayer service for the second week of Advent: Isaiah
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…Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths. (Isaiah 2:3)
It’s the twelfth day of Christmas! Today we commemorate the wisemen who visited Jesus. “The Day of the Kings” or “Epiphany” are both historical names for today. Psalm 72:1-14 (links to scriptures here) Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Notes Psalm 72:1-14 looks forward to Jesus reigning on earth as the heir of David’s throne. … Continue reading January 6, the Day of the Kings
As the new year begins, let’s take a moment to look back at our Advent characters and the spiritual disciplines and attitudes they modelled. Abraham shows us obedience—faith in action. Isaiah recorded God’s message, preserving his experiences with God so that others could read them. John the Baptist models discernment: he was aware of God … Continue reading New Year’s Week, Day 4
Have you ever chosen a word for the year? Sometimes I ask the Lord for a specific focus, a word that will shape my Bible readings for the year, a specific treasure to seek. I have chosen words like “praise” and “serve.” Last year my word was “seriously,” from this verse: But he’s already made … Continue reading New Year’s Week, Day 3
You’ve spent several weeks praising God for his faithfulness and his promises. Now it’s a new year and it’s time to think about how you will focus on God’s word in a new season. I know, the cover of this book only mentions the end of the year. I didn’t think “Treasuring God’s Faithfulness as … Continue reading New Year’s Week, Day 2