Advent Devotionals

Giving and Receiving: Advent Day 24

by: Michael Benson

God has come to live among us, and His name is Jesus, son of David. His story is one rooted in the history of the sons and daughters of Abraham…

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Giving and Receiving: Advent Day 23

by: Michael Benson

After Mary found out that the Holy Spirit would conceive within her the Son of the Most High, one of the first things she did was to leave Nazareth…

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Giving and Receiving: Advent Day 22

by: Michael Benson

Christmas is a holiday of giving, especially of gifts. Unlike a birthday where only one person typically receives gifts, Christmas includes everyone.

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Giving Shalom: Advent Day 21

by: Michael Benson

Names within the Bible, especially those of children, often bear much weight within their meaning.

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Giving Shalom: Advent Day 20

by: Michael Benson

As Timothy Keller puts it in his book Generous Justice, “Most people know that Jesus came to bring forgiveness and grace.

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Giving Shalom: Advent Day 19

by: Michael Benson

It would be easy to trip over some of the phrases in this passage, particularly where it refers to sending the rich away empty handed and bringing down…

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Giving Shalom: Advent Day 18

by: Michael Benson

In his book Mercy Streets, author and pastor Taylor Field tells a story of a tree that he and his wife transplanted from some unwanted space…

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Giving Shalom: Advent Day 17

by: Michael Benson

Written by King Solomon, Psalm 72 reads as a description of Israel’s ideal king and kingdom, a hope that could only be realized in King Jesus…

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