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Category: Advent

Jesus Is Directing Things for His Second Coming

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | November, 2021
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DEVOTION – SECOND COMING Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who […] Read More

Watching Attentively for Christ’s Return

Written by Samuel Rodebaugh | December, 2019
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DEVOTION – ADVENT Do you ever read to the bottom of a page and then double back to the top after realizing you didn’t absorb any of it? Or have you ever been at the wheel of a car and encountered the unsettling realization that you’ve been rather inattentive while driving? If so, then you […] Read More

Advent Is for Expectation

Written by David Reim | December, 2018
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COVER STORY – ADVENT “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,”  as the old song goes. We see it all around us: lights and decorations, Christmas songs, Christmas shopping, and the planning of Christmas events. Even without a calendar, you would know that Christmas is coming soon. You may be surprised to know the […] Read More

Prepared by John the Baptist

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | December, 2015
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We are in a season that involves a great deal of preparation. We prepare our homes and our church buildings with decorations for Christmas. In northern climates, the local hardware stores offer “winter survival [or preparedness] kits.” Such kits are suggested for a driver who might become stranded in his car during a blizzard. Such […] Read More

“Seconds” Can Be Good or Bad

Written by Paul Krause | November, 2015
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“Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). Our family enjoys disc golfing. Over the years and the courses that we played, we developed the practice of allowing each player one “mulligan” per […] Read More

ADVENT AGAIN

Written by Daniel Feischer | December, 2014
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Advent is a season of preparation for Christians. Consisting ofthe first four Sundays of the new church year, it is the season during which we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the incarnate Christ. Each year we observe this season by preparing ourselves with prayer and contemplation of the historical fact as well as the […] Read More

The Voice

Written by Theodore Barthels | December, 2013
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The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be […] Read More