Devotionals for Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Today's Verse
A Daily Bible Verse, Thought, & Prayer
Luke 1:76-78
[Zechariah prophesied concerning John,] "You, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God." (Full Devo)
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Passion for Praise
Daily Passages of Praise to Our Father
GOD is gracious — it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. GOD takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. I said to myself, "Relax and rest. GOD has showered you with blessings."
Daily Wisdom
Wisdom for Your Daily Walk with God
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
"The person rowing the boat seldom has time to rock it."
— Bill Copeland —
Quotemeal
Quotes for Christians that Inspire & Encourage

IN-DEPTH DEVOTIONALS

Far Beyond the Monotony of Low Expectations

Far Beyond the Monotony of Low Expectations

Advent is rooted in the work of God in history through real people to do the miraculous in the most human of things, the birth of a child.

Phil Ware reminds us to celebrate Advent and not simply settle for Christmas.

Our Intersection with Joy

Our Intersection with Joy

God's long story of grace intersected the mess of our world and the rest of this story is our good news of great joy. And it is the news that our world today so desperately needs to know!

James Nored on video and Phil Ware with words remind us that the circumstances of the moment can be swallowed up in the greater joy of God's long story of grace that came to us in Jesus of Nazareth.

Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room

'Prepare Him room': Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts is how the strange beginning of the Gospel of Mark fits into the Advent season.

Phil Ware shares how Mark's gospel, which doesn't even mention the birth of Jesus, fits into the Advent season.

Illustration of the Bible Verse Psalm 116:5-7 MESSAGE
Illustration of the Bible Verse Luke 1:35 NIV
Illustration of the Bible Verse Ephesians 5:1-2
Illustration of the Bible Verse Psalm 89:52 MESSAGE
Illustration of the Bible Verse Luke 1:14-15 NIV
Illustration of the Bible Verse Proverbs 11:19
Illustration of the Bible Verse Jeremiah 31:35 NLT
Illustration of the Bible Verse John 4:13-14 MESSAGE
Illustration of the Bible Verse Galatians 6:9
Illustration of the Bible Verse Psalm 89:8-9
Illustration of the Bible Verse John 4:10 NLT
Illustration of the Bible Verse Psalm 34:19