Advent :: Lamentation, Weeping, and Great Mourning

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 2, Day 3 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord […]

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Advent :: Am I a Lukewarm Christian?

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 2, Day 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired […]

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Advent Brings A Light of Revelation

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 2, Day 1 And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD ”), and to offer […]

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The Overflow of Advent

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 1, Day 5 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David […]

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Not a Picture-Perfect Manger

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 1, Day 4 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his […]

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The Humbleness of Advent

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams :: Week 1, Day 3 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to […]

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A Response to Advent :: Week 1, Day 2

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my […]

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A Response to Advent :: Week 1, Day 1

A response to Then Came Jesus by Lara Williams You may remember that in a previous post I told you about Hello Mornings and their current Advent Bible study based on Laura Williams’ book Then Came Jesus.  My hope, as I read through the book, is to share my response to this book here on the blog each day.  Or perhaps, a better way to put it, to share what is being revealed to me by God through His word.  So here we go… 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent […]

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