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Advent Day 12 – Angels We Have Heard On High

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Today’s devotion is brought to you by Kim Walker-Smith, taken from ‘Christmas – The Overflow Devotion’. Read Luke 2 v 13-14 In Luke 2:13-14, we read what must have been the first worship service for Jesus! I chose to sing “Angels We Have Heard on High” because the song is filled with so much joy […]

Advent Day 11 – It’s Good News!

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Read Luke 2 v 8-14 When you have good news to tell, who is the first person you share it with? Your husband/wife? Your parents? Your best friend? Good news is often shared first with those closest to us, but very quickly spreads as we want the world to know of our joy. The invention […]

Advent Day 10 – Do not be afraid

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Read Luke 2 v 8-10 AW Tozer said “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” How we view God defines how we respond to Him. For many, the thought of encountering God face to face worries them. This God that knows all and sees all […]

Advent Day 9 – God’s Gift

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Read John 3v16 This will probably cause a few of you to panic, but there are now just 16 shopping days ’til Christmas. That’s just 16 days to find out what friends and family want for Christmas presents, then hunt down the best bargain, and secretly wrap them up away from prying eyes. For others, […]

Advent Day 8 – Breaking Down the Barriers

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Read Luke 2v4-7 Have you ever stopped to consider how your life began, and how it differs from someone else? Take for example the royal baby, Princess Charlotte, born earlier this year. By no doing of her own, she will live a life very different to the babies and children we raise here in Plymouth. […]

Advent Day 7 – Life’s Journey

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Read Luke 2v1-5 The bags are packed and the suitcases are loaded into the car. Tickets? Check! Passport? Check! You get in, start the engine, and as you pull away and drive down the road the excitement builds – the holiday has begun! As long as you get there on time, it doesn’t matter how […]

Advent Day 6 – Just the Right Time

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Today’s devotion is brought to you by Louie Giglio, taken from His book ‘Waiting Here For You’. REFLECTION A Savior had been promised to God’s people for centuries. They longed and prayed for rescue. And then on the right day, in the right place, at the right time, Jesus was born. While God rarely comes […]

Advent Day 5 – God With Us

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Read Matthew 1 v 22-23 and Isaiah 7 v 13-16 Fear is a strange emotion. Most of our fears are learnt behaviour, and often they are illogical and irrational! Take for example one of the most common phobias – a fear of spiders. Seeing one in near proximity can render some people paralysed and screaming, and […]

Advent Day 4 – Rejoice in the Lord; Always!

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Read Luke 1 v 39-45 Have you ever found yourself hoping and praying for a miracle? Maybe you’re holding on to a promise or a word from God, believing that it will come to pass.  And in that waiting, all around you are others whose prayers are being answered. Others are rejoicing that the thing […]

Advent Day 3 – Love your enemies

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Matthew 1 v 18-25 The scandal! The shame! The disappointment! The heartbreak! The woman you love more than anyone else in the world, the girl who promised herself to you in marriage, the one you can’t stop thinking and talking about as you make preparations for the big day and send out invitations to all your friends and […]