Category Archive: Advent Readings

Dec 30

Advent Readings Day 29

Reading: Luke 2:22 – 40 “Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace.For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory …

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Dec 29

Advent Readings Day 28

Reading: John 7:37 – 44 “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice,  ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ By this he meant the Spirit, …

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Dec 28

Advent Readings Day 27

Reading: Matthew 18:1 – 5 ”At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will …

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Dec 27

Advent Readings Day 26

Reading: 1 John 5:1 – 12 “This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has …

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Dec 26

Advent Readings Day 25

Reading: Luke 2:8 – 21 “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2:20 If you had good news to deliver, who would you choose to deliver it to?  Call all of your friends?  Send a press release …

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Dec 25

Advent Readings Day 24

Reading: Luke 2:1 – 7 “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” Luke 2: 6 – 7 I never get tired …

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Dec 24

Advent Readings Day 23

Reading: Matthew 1:18 – 25  “All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which means, ‘God is with us.’  When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord …

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Dec 23

Advent Readings Day 22

Reading: Luke 1:46 – 56 “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things …

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Dec 22

Advent Readings Day 21

Reading: Luke 1:26 – 45  “I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.” Luke 1:38 There are few people in the Bible who impress me as much as Mary.  That may come as a surprise to many, since I have spent my life as …

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Dec 21

Advent Readings Day 20

Reading: Psalm 80 “How long, Lord God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?  You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful. You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us. Restore us, God …

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