Advent 2017 Devotional Helps Prepare the Way!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in FEATURED, Godprints | 0 comments

Members from several local churches have come together to produce a Daily Devotional for this year’s Advent season. The booklets were published in hardcopy form and distributed within the participating churches, but electronic copies of the devotions are presented here.

If you want a printed copy, visit or contact one of the participating churches:

 

 

Daily Devotions for Advent 2017

The devotional is presented in PDF format. Instead of presenting the entire booklet in one file (and forcing you to scroll through the whole thing to find the current date’s article), the booklet is broken up into four separate week-by-week files.

To read the article for any given date, scroll down to the week you want and click on the button. All of the files begin with Sunday and run through Saturday of the indicated week (except for week 4- that ends on Tuesday, which is Christmas Day).

Enjoy; and may God bless your devotional time!

 

First Week in Advent

(Sunday December 3 through Saturday December 9) 

Week 1

 

Second Week in Advent

(Sunday December 10 through Saturday December 16)

Week 2

 

Third Week in Advent

(Sunday December 17 through Saturday December 23)

Week 3

 

Fourth Week in Advent

(Sunday December 24 through Monday December 25)

Week 4

 


 

 

Why Read these Devotionals???

God is coming to the Earth!  

News like that will really motivate you to get ready!  It’s enough when your Mom is coming over for dinner.  But imagine that God Himself is about to step into your world! 

That’s what this season is for; Advent is a time of preparation.   Not so much to buy gifts, or to send cards, or to put up a Christmas Tree, but to re-evaluate your heart and your relationship to God.  Maybe even to challenge the status quo.  These devotionals are intended to do just that.

Here’s the forward to the devotional booklet (written by Pastor Ron Smith, of the Trinity UMC)…

We are pleased to present you with these homegrown Advent devotions. My prayer is that they center you afresh and anew on the wonder of the miracle of Christmas.

Not long after President Reagan took office, he was facing a nation with inflation rates in the twenty percentile range. At the same time, Mr. Gorbachev was facing a nation so economically depressed that many of the grocery stores were without milk and eggs. These two leaders called a major economic summit to see if progress could be made.

Tensions got very high as a result of the disparate world views between the two superpower leaders. It is reported that Mr. Reagan got up and walked out of the meeting. Not desirous of allowing such an abrupt conclusion, Mr. Gorbachev followed the President out to the lobby elevator. He stepped on the elevator with President Reagan, and Mr. Reagan looked at Mr. Gorbachev and said, “Let’s try this again.” And, with a hand extended, he said, “Hi! My name is Ron. What’s your name?”

Mr. Gorbachev later cited that moment as the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

I hope in these Advent devotions you can capture the sense of the God of grace and glory, in the person of His only begotten Son, holding out His hands to you in the person of Jesus saying, “My name is Emmanuel, what’s yours?” In the wonder of His Presence,

Pastor Ron Smith, Trinity United Methodist Church

 

2017 Advent Schedule

Advent is a time of preparation, and PUMC is offering many opportunities of fellowship, service, and worship throughout this season to help you do just that.

To keep up with the schedule of events of this Advent season, view the following post, which gives our 2017 Advent Schedule:

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For other daily devotionals , visit our Devotionals Page:   Daily Devotionals  

 

 

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