Advent Devotionals


Advent Day 11: Holy Spirit

by: Michael Benson

Throughout the Bible, we see God’s Holy Spirit at work. He is often seen as wind, fire, or a cloud descending on or filling God’s chosen.

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Advent Day 10: Everlasting Father

by: Michael Benson

When Rick Hoyt was 15, he told his father that he wanted to participate in a benefit run for an athlete who had been paralyzed.

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Advent Day 9: Alpha and Omega

by: Michael Benson

Jeanne Calment was born in France in 1875. She survived two world wars, met Vincent van Gogh, and lived a generally leisurely lifestyle.

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Advent Day 8: Shepherd

by: Michael Benson

Psalm 23 is undoubtedly the most famous—and among the most beloved—of all the psalms. It is short, the prose is beautiful, and it is full of comforting imagery of God as a shepherd who takes care of us in the midst of the darkest valleys.

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Advent Day 7: Lord of hosts

by: Michael Benson

The Hebrew word translated here as “host” is sometimes translated as “army,” though in other contexts it can be translated as “everything.”

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Advent Day 6: Ancient of Days

by: Michael Benson

In Daniel’s vision, the Ancient One is clothed in white, which signifies His righteousness, and His hair being as white as the coat of a pure lamb illustrates His wisdom.

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Advent Day 5: El Elyon

by: Michael Benson

When Balaam blesses the Israelites—as prompted by the Lord, superseding his orders from King Balak of Moab to curse them—he refers to God as “Most High,” a name that signifies God’s authority over all things.

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Advent Day 4: El Shaddai

by: Michael Benson

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’

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