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Go: Advent Devotion Week 4

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS DEVOTION – WEEK 4 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Mary goes to visit Elizabeth soon after Gabriel’s trip to earth. Mary and Joseph go to be registered. The shepherds will go and see this thing the angels announce. The holy family travels to Jerusalem to present the baby at the temple.…

Testify: Advent Devotion Week 3

ADVENT DEVOTION – WEEK 3 | DECEMBER 17-23, 2017 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Can I get a witness? John the Baptist testifies to Jesus’ identity as the Messiah. John points to Jesus and away from himself. John knows enough to understand his role and status in comparison to Jesus Christ. That is our…

Prepare: Advent Devotion Week 2

ADVENT DEVOTION – WEEK 2 | DECEMBER 10-16, 2017 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR Preparation this time of year brings to mind all manner of activities: cooking, cleaning, decorating, gift shopping, present wrapping, card writing. Annual parties that require getting dressed up, bringing food, recalling co-worker’s spouse’s names. Advent gets little airtime in our…

Awake Advent Devotion Week 1

ADVENT DEVOTION – WEEK 1 | DECEMBER 3-9, 2017 BY JILL DUFFIELD, PRESBYTERIAN OUTLOOK EDITOR As the days grow shorter and darkness urges us to sleep, the gospel urgently shakes us and whispers in our ear, “Awake!” No gentle prodding or permission to roll over and hunker down for just five more minutes, but instead…

Monday March 13, 2017

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. My father-in-law, who as a Christian identified primarily with the Catholic Church, loved gathering with the church no matter its branch of the…

Friday March 10, 2017

Romans 1:17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.”  Christians live by faith. In our daily journey through life we are guided by reason, intelligence, preferences, biology. But for the Christian underneath them all is the guidance of faith…

Thursday March 9, 2017

Romans 1:12 “…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”  One of the reasons Christians gather together in churches is to be an encouragement to each other. In part we are encouraged through neighborliness, kindness, the support of companionship and friendship. But in part we are supported by seeing…

Wednesday March 8, 2017

Romans 6:1-4 What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore…