advent-devotional-2019

Promise

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 25 Promise Matthew 2:22-23 – Joseph, Mary and Jesus went to Nazareth But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. There…

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Guide

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 24 Guide Matthew 2:19-21 – Joseph, Mary and Jesus returned from Egypt When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were…

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Lament

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 23 Lament Matthew 2:16-18 – Herod ordered the young children in Bethlehem to be killed When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according…

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Protect

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 22 Protect Matthew 2:13-15 – Joseph, Mary and Jesus escaped to Egypt Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for…

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Gifts

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 21 Gifts Matthew 2:11-12 – The wise men presented Jesus with gifts On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned…

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Joy

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 20 Joy Matthew 2:9b-10 – The wise men find Jesus [Ahead of them went the star] until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. To have followed the star for so far and so long, there…

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Shine

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 19 Shine Matthew 2:9a – The wise men followed the star When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising. Herod instructed the wise men to search and strive to find the baby Jesus; however,…

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Seek

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 18 Seek Matthew 2:7-8 – Herod told the wise men to find Jesus Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you…

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Least

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 17 Least Matthew 2:5-6 – The chief priests told Herod where Jesus was to be born They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;…

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Fear

2019 Advent Devotional – Day 16 Fear Matthew 2:3-4 – King Herod feared the Wise Men’s news When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. Herod’s wider…

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