The Season of Advent

advent-wreath-and-candle---christmas--1435855-mThe Season of Advent began Sunday, November 30. With candles, greenery, songs, psalms, and decorations churches began celebrating the birth of Jesus as foretold by prophets of old like Isaiah in chapter 9 of the book that bears his name.

2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

As Christians the world over celebrate the coming of Jesus the Messiah it might be helpful to have a daily devotional guide for celebrating advent. To that end, allow me
to recommend the 2014 Advent Devotional from the Denison Forum. Dr. Jim Denison is theologian in residence for the Baptist General Convention of Texas with which Wayland is affiliated. His wife Janet Denison is the author of this devotional guide and has written several other works as well.

I pray you will enjoy this devotional help during this month.

Click here to visit the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture’s page to download the free 2014 Advent Devotional Let Heaven & Nature Sing by Janet Denison.

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For more information about advent you may wish to see http://www.cresourcei.org/cyadvent.html which gives an abundance of background and suggestions for planning advent services and devotions.

May God bless you richly as you celebrate this Christmas season,

Summers,-Michael

Micheal Summers
Director of Church Services / Assistant Professor of Religion / Assistant Director of Ministry Guidance

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