Advent Devotionals


Advent Day 16: Man of Sorrow

by: Michael Benson

When the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? was released in 2000, it quickly garnered attention from both film and music critics.

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Advent Day 15: Prince of Peace

by: Michael Benson

When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he cried out, “Oh, Sovereign Lord, I’m doomed! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!”

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Advent Day 14: Wonderful Counselor

by: Michael Benson

In one of the early Bugs Bunny cartoons, Elmer Fudd is unsuccessfully hunting the eponymous rabbit when Bugs breaks the fourth wall to speak to the viewer.

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Advent Day 13: : Priest King

by: Michael Benson

The nobility of Western Europe in centuries past ascribed to an idea known as the divine right of kings, which claims kings derive their authority from God, not the people.

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Advent Day 12: Advocate

by: Michael Benson

In the late 1970s, juvenile court Judge David W. Soukup realized that he was given the task of making a life-changing decision for a three-year-old child who had suffered from child abuse, but there was no one present in the courtroom available solely to speak on the child’s behalf.

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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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