Free Advent Ebook

The season of Advent begins December 2 this year, leading up to Christmas.  I love Advent because it helps us remember how long humanity waited for a Savior. It emphasizes the glorious miracle of Jesus' coming into the world that He created. This ebook collects together the devotional thoughts that I posted during Advent in …

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Wrestling with God

Introduction to Genesis 25-36

Genesis is the book of beginnings. The first eleven chapters reveal how the world and humanity began and fell into sin, and chapters twelve through twenty-four displayed how God began to enact His plan of global redemption through the family of one man, Abraham. God pulled Abraham from his family, took him to a foreign …

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Come, Lord Jesus | Day 35

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.  Revelation 22:20-21 ESV We now close our season of Advent with the final words of the Bible. Though being created good, the world was devastated by the sin of …

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The Ascension | Day 31

While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up to heaven. Luke 24:51 ESV Especially for the disciples, Jesus’ life on earth must have been quite a bumpy ride. At Jesus’ call to follow Him, each left his previous way of living to follow Jesus around the country side, hoping that He …

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It Is Finished | Day 29

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 ESV Christmas means nothing without the cross. Indeed, it is a miracle that Jesus was born of a virgin, fulfilled the Old Testament prophesies, and healed the sick, yet without the …

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The Kingdom of Heaven | Day 27

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. Matthew 4:23 ESV After Jesus’ baptism, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to fast and be tempted by the devil for forty days. Though the …

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Week 4 | Introduction

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1 ESV) She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 ESV) OPENING THOUGHT Millennia passed since the …

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