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25December 2012

by: Marty Machowski

Christmas Day Scripture Reading

Before you open up your gifts on Christmas day, consider reading the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. Too often, families miss the opportunity to celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas morning. After you read through Luke’s retelling of the birth of our Savior, lead your family in singing the popular Christmas hymn, Joy to the World. The Nativity Story Luke 2:1-2:20 -...

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22December 2012

by: Marty Machowski

The Fulfillment

Revelation 7:9-12 – “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!&rdquo...

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16December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

Light for the Nations: Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Prophecy Isaiah 42:1-7 –“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not...

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15December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

The Fulfillment

Luke 23:33-46 –“And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, ‘He saved others...

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12December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

The Announcement

Luke 2:8-20 –“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born...

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9December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

A Humble Savior: Third Sunday of Advent

The Prophecy Micah 5:1-2 – “Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient...

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8December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

The Fulfillment

Scripture John 1:1-5,14 -“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 shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. . . . And the Word became flesh and...

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5December 2012

by: Tim Shorey

The Announcement

Mid-Week Devotion Scripture Matthew 1:18-25 –“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold...

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2December 2012

by: Guest Blogger

The Son of God: Second Sunday of Advent

The Prophecy Isaiah 7:10 -14 - “Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, ‘Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.’ But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test.’ Then Isaiah said, ‘Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God...

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1December 2012

by: Guest Blogger

The Fulfillment (End of week devotion)

(Note: keep in mind that this is part 3 of a series of reflections. Today’s reading includes a hymn of worship for all and a family activity for those with children. Enjoy!) Scripture Galatians 4:1-7—“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set...

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