Advent Devotionals


God Is Immanuel

by: Michael Benson

The most beautiful part of Christmas is that it is above all an announcement to the world that God is with us.

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God Is Messiah

by: Michael Benson

There is only one true Messiah, one Savior who takes away the sins of the world and is bringing about the restoration of all things, and his name is Jesus.

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God Is Savior

by: Michael Benson

Translating literally as “god from the machine,” deus ex machina refers to an overly convenient resolution to the plot.

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God Is Redeemer

by: Michael Benson

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

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God Is Merciful

by: Michael Benson

Bishop Myriel tells Valjean, “Do not forget, do not ever forget, that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself an honest man.”

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God Is Holy

by: Michael Benson

Ancient Hebrew does not have the benefit of the punctuation that is so common to us who write in English or other Latin-based languages.

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God Is Omnipresent

by: Michael Benson

Within the first few pages of Augustine’s autobiographical classic, Confessions, the early church father ruminates on what it means that God is omnipresent.

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God Is Omniscient

by: Michael Benson

In a 1966 episode of the classic sitcom Gilligan’s Island, the titular Gilligan finds seeds that give him the ability to read the minds of his fellow castaways.

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