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Tag: Advent

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Fullness

Read: Ephesians 1:3-10 . . . as a plan for the fullness of time. (v. 10) When Paul in Ephesians 1 climaxes his words about all the spiritual blessings we

Advent
Scott Hoezee

All Things

Read: Colossians 1:15-20 . . . and in him all things hold together. (v. 17) After having looked at the early parts of the four Gospels, we will now look

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Tabernacling

Read: John 1:14-18 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (v. 14) Earlier this month we used the analogy of the Bible as a keyboard. When one note

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Unrecognized

Read: John 1:6-13 . . . yet the world did not know him. (v. 10) John’s prologue is lofty poetry—it’s lyric. Curiously, however, John interrupts his own poetry in verse

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Shines

Read: John 1:1-5 The light shines in the darkness. (v. 5) We saw earlier how Mark introduced us to “The beginning of the gospel.” Today John takes us back to

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Consolation

Read: Luke 2:22-40 Simeon . . . was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. (v. 25) This is our eleventh and final day of reflections from Luke.

Advent
Scott Hoezee

Unto You

Read: Luke 2:8-21 For unto you is born this day . . . a Savior. (v. 11) Thirty years ago this month our daughter was born. I was serving as

Advent
Scott Hoezee

The Birth

Read: Luke 2:1-7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son. (v. 7) Christmas is nine days off yet, but today we come to Luke’s classic telling of Jesus’ birth

Advent
Scott Hoezee

A New Song

Read: Luke 1:67-80 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High. (v. 76) Zechariah used his nine months of silence to deepen his relationship with God.