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2018 Advent Devotional

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These are the devotional articles for the 2018 Advent calendar. Devotionals will be posted starting on 1st of December 2018.

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 13

The Mediator Read Exodus 32:7-14 Imagine hearing these words being spoken about you: “stiff-necked” and “…so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them.” Those are very strong words. We don’t often associate these words with the God of love in the Bible, but those are the words that we […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 12

Blessed Read Psalm 84 Wat does it mean to be blessed? In many ways, those of us who live here in Perth, Australia can consider ourselves to be immensely blessed by God. We have great weather, great city, great beaches, great people and great food here. However, the question must be asked: if we were […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 11

Thanksgiving Read Luke 1:46-55 Christmas, while almost universally celebrated in this day and age, often has varied (but not mutually exclusive) meanings for different people. For some, it could mean exchanging gifts; for others, it could mean parties or family gatherings; for still yet others it could be nothing more than a public holiday. But […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 10

Fact or Fiction Read Luke 1:26-38 During Advent, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ can be told and even sung. Many schools even have nativity plays that they organise and invite the community. It is one of the rare times in our current Western society that Christians are able to talk and share […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 9

Assurance in Christ Read Romans 8:31-39 Nowadays, Christmas is almost synonymous with the practice of gift-giving, which is an opportunity to express our love and appreciation for another. The Magi presented to the infant Jesus three gifts (gold, frankincense, and myrrh) out of love and reverence for him (Matt 2:11). God himself is a master […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 8

The Coming King Read Psalm 2 As we approach Christmas, many churches will start preparing to set up a nativity scene in their building. Even retailers will use this opportunity to construct an elaborate nativity scene to draw people to their business. Central to the nativity scene is little baby Jesus, meek and mild, laying […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 7

Gifts and Promises Read Genesis 12:1-7 One of the things that children look forward to the most during Christmas are the gifts that they will be receiving. It is the season whereby parents, family and friends give the implicit promise that they will be buying gifts for each other as a way to bless each […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 6

The Lamb Without Defect Read Exodus 12:1-14 Christmas is oftentimes the season for feasting. Food plays a huge part in our Christmas celebrations, especially our Christmas dinners. It often involves stuffed turkeys, roast beef or ham amongst other things. If we think about it, food seems to play a prominent part in all our major […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 5

The Gift of Self Read Hebrews 2:14-18 There are plenty of videos posted on the Internet of the glee of children upon opening their Christmas presents. Parents have gone all out in recent years to buy their children more and more elaborate gifts. Once it was enough for parents to give their children bicycles, but […]

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2018 Advent Devotional – Day 4

Humility and Greatness Read Philippians 2:5-11 What does it mean to be great? In a world where we have entire news sections and magazines dedicated to celebrities, it seems like greatness is measured by a person’s influence or authority over others. To be great in this world is to have people serve you and listen […]