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December 7, 2016

Preparing the Way

How will you celebrate Advent 2016?  What will you intentionally do differently to usher in the most phenomenal event to enter into the history of mankind—the incarnation of God?   Advent should be more than participating in special Bible studies or in the lighting of Advent candles.  I’m afraid to say that I was guilty of […]

December 29, 2015

God Goes Before Us

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) As 2015 winds down, 2016 prepares to emerge with new opportunities and challenges. In Asian culture these two realities of life, opportunities and challenges, are […]

December 22, 2015

Prayers of Invocation

“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 (KJV) For my 2015 Advent reading I added several books that focused on worship litanies and prayers. I have especially enjoyed reading prayers of invocation. Prayers of invocation are designed to invite the Presence of God into the time and space we’ve […]

December 15, 2015

The Joy of Fellowship

“That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.   And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.”    1 John 1:3-4   (NKJ) What does “fellowship with God” […]

December 15, 2015

Hearing from God During Advent, Part 2

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or  when you turn to the left.”   Isaiah 30:21 (ESV) Believers eager to hear God’s voice must be willing (and content) to wait on the Lord. Waiting is not easy as […]

December 1, 2015

Hearing from God During Advent, Part 1

“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 (ESV) Believers frequently ask, “How do I know when God is speaking to me? Is there a way I can be sure I’m […]

December 31, 2014

Forget Not

Tomorrow will usher in a new year for each of us. With the New Year, we will exert new effort and commitment to those things which we feel will make us “healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Many of us will closeout 2014 singing “Auld Lang Syne” in remembrance of great times we have experienced this past […]

December 24, 2014

Our Lord’s Coming

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:7-8 (NKJ) I hope […]

December 17, 2014

The Second Advent, Part 2

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Who gave […]

December 10, 2014

The Second Advent, Part 1

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mat 24:36 NIV) Retailers kicked off Christmas 2014 in October. They hope this will improve their chances to rebound from loses they experienced in the first half of the year. Parents utilize layaways and […]

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