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Advent Devotional 2018

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Jesus, the true light who has come and will come again into the world, ushers in hope and glory to a world marked by darkness.  This advent season, we rejoice in the fact that our God who created the world full of light has not left us in the darkness of sin and suffering.  The light shined in darkness as Jesus came in his first advent to die for our sins, to shape us as servants, and send us as proclaimers of light.  We wait this advent season for the day when Jesus will return and the light of His glory will fill the earth as the waters cover the sea.  

These devotions will prepare us to focus on the Light of Jesus this Advent season. Begin by reading the Advent opening prayer, daily scripture, singing the weekly song (Click song for music), and closing in prayer with the Advent closing prayer.  

Advent opening prayer: Psalm 36:7-9 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; so give us your light that we might see light and delight in Jesus, our Savior!

 Advent closing prayer: Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Guide us by this light as we wait for the Light of the World, Jesus, the Lord. 

Week 1: Genesis 1:1-5
12/3 Monday: Colossians 1:15-20
12/4 Tuesday: Luke 1:67-76
12/5 Wednesday: Luke 1:77-79
12/6 Thursday: Isaiah 9:1-5
12/7 Friday: Isaiah 9:6-7
Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Week 2: Isaiah 9:2
12/10 Monday:2 Corinthians 4:1-4
12/11 Tuesday: 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
12/12 Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 4:7-12
12/13 Thursday: 2 Corinthians 4:13-15
12/14 Friday: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Song: O Come, O Come Emanuel

Week 3: 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
12/17 Monday: John 8:12-18
12/18 Tuesday:1 John 1:5-10
12/19 Wednesday: Acts 26:12-18
12/20 Thursday: Acts 26:19-23
12/21 Friday: Acts 26:24-29
Song: Joy to the World

Christmas:
12/24 Monday: John 1:1-13
12/25 Tuesday: John 1:14-18
Song: O Come All Ye Faithful