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The Advent 2013 Devotional Activity List

Enjoy and be in Christ-minded activity the glorious Advent season with family, friends, and fellow-saints, with our children, spouses and in solitude. Let this be a season of Mass for Christ. Be blessed as you seek His dwelling place.

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Daily Devotions during Advent

Starting December 2, a devotional series for Advent 2013 called, “Strangers in the Land” will be available from the CRC.

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Day Twenty-Three

For Unlooked—For Things “From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.”  Isaiah 64:4   The American Standard Version has the thought: “Neither hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for him.” In the King James Version, the thought is that no eye has seen the thing... read more

Day Thirty-One

Only “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation.”  Psalm 62:5-6   It is possible to be waiting continually on God, but not only upon Him. There may be other secret confidences intervening and preventing the blessing that was expected. And so the word only must come to throw its light on the path to the fullness and certainty of... read more

Day Thirty

Continually “Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.” Hosea 12:6   Continuity is one of the essential elements of life. Interrupt it for a single hour in a man, and it is lost; he is dead. Continuity, unbroken and ceaseless, is essential to a healthy Christian life. God wants me to be, and God waits to make me; I want to be, and I wait on... read more

Day Twenty-Nine

For The Promise of The Father “He charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father.” Acts 1:4 (ASV)   In speaking of the saints in Jerusalem at Christ’s birth—with Simeon and Anna—we saw how the call to waiting is no less urgent now, though the redemption they waited for has come, than it was then. We wait for the full revelation in us of what... read more

Day Twenty-Eight

For The Coming of His Son “[Be] ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord.”(Luke 12:36). “Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in its own times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.” (1 Timothy 6:14-15) (ASV). “Turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from... read more

Day Twenty-Seven

For Redemption “Simeon… was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him… Anna, a prophetess… spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem” Luke 2:25, 36, 38   Here we have the mark of a waiting believer. “Just,” righteous in all his conduct; “devout,” devoted to God, ever walking as... read more

Day Twenty-Six

In Holy Expectancy “Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me “ Micah 7:7   Have you ever heard of a little book, “Expectation Corners”? It tells of a king who prepared a city for some of his poor subjects. Not far from them were large storehouses, where everything they could need was supplied if they sent in their... read more

Day Twenty-Five

Quietly “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. “ Lamentations 3:26   Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted”. “In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength”. Such words reveal to us the close connection between quietness and faith. They show us what a deep need there is of quietness, as an... read more

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