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2019 Cedar Springs Presbyterian Advent Devotionals

This Advent season we invite you to join together in reading daily devotionals written by our staff. Each daily devotional will also include prayer requests for our supported mission partners.

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Each devotional will be posted daily or you can subscribe to receive them daily by email. Go here to subscribe.

 

Advent Devotional - December 8, 2019

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December 8 Luke 2:8-20 10 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. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." What a difference a name makes! I don't know about you, but there were times I wished that I had a different name. I even got in trouble ...

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Advent Devotional - December 7, 2019

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December 7 Matthew 27:45-54 54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"They knew Jesus' reputation. They had either watched him or heard about him through the trial. The centurion and those who were with him likely knew about Jesus...

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Advent Devotional - December 6, 2019

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December 6 Mark 14:53-65 62And Jesus said, "I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." Recently I went camping in a rural part of North Carolina. As we neared the location of our campsite I grew less and less confident that the GPS in my phone was giving me accurate directions. We ventured several m...

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Advent Devotional - December 5, 2019

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December 5 Mark 8:31-38 31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed and after three days rise again. Anticipation and expectation are some of the themes of the Advent season, whether it is looking forward to family time, presents, or remembering the expectation...

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Advent Devotional - December 4, 2019

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December 4 Matthew 3:13-17 17And behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." If you watch any of the 3,754 Christmas movies that will play on Hallmark and Lifetime this year, you might notice that Jesus often holds the same significance as Santa, the elves, or reindeer. Little baby Jesus in the manger at the nativity scene i...

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Advent Devotional - December 3, 2019

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December 3 Mark 2:1-12 10But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. Many years ago, I was a small group leader of about 10 middle school boys. During their 6th grade year the students bonded and became very close to each other. We met at many different locations around West Knoxville that were conveniently located between their hom...

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Advent Devotional - December 2, 2019

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December 2 John 5:19-25 19Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. I had a few hoursand I was tasked with watching my two boys (9 and 10). They were picky about what they wanted to do all my ideas were shot down (ride bikes, tw...

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Advent Devotional - December 1, 2019

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Sunday, December 1 Matthew 17:1-13 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." As we lookwith eager anticipation upon the Lord's coming during this Advent season, it is good to be reminded of who he was and what he did while he was here. I am ...

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Introduction to 2019 Advent Devotionals

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And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. Advent is upon us once again. We can easily recognize the season by the decorations and music that lead up to Christmas, but do we fully grasp exactly what is meant by Advent? The word Advent simply means "coming" and this season is for us to prepare for the coming of the One Tru...

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