Wednesday, December 6th

 Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God "Portraits" by Jake Lyell

Art for Advent 2017: The Image of God
"Portraits" by Jake Lyell


In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
(Isaiah 40:3)


Silence


A Prophet like Moses | Deuteronomy 18:14-22

14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.

15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.


As You Pray Today

Pray for a gentile witness and a readiness to give a reason for the hope within us / for our government leaders.


Let Us Pray

King Jesus, Prince of Peace: I’ve lost my childlike wonder and stuffed the emptiness with Christmas busyness and sappy sentiment. Remind me of the miracle of Christmas, that you not only assumed a human nature but a real human soul; you are fully human. Fill me with renewed wonder that you came to save me wholly, body and soul. Amen.


Blessing: Revelation 22:20-21

Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.


We pray that this Advent season will be a blessed time for you and your household as we remember Christ's first coming into this world as a child, and look with expectation to the day of his return to make all things new.


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For those interested in having music to accompany your time spent with this devotional, we’ve curated two Advent playlists: one on Spotify and one on Apple Music. We hope you enjoy them.


This reading plan is adapted from Jerram Barrs's Advent devotionals
and Seeking God's Face by Philip F. Reinders.