Day 23 | Advent

Advent: Day 23 December 23, 2023 | A bush in the desert There’s a plant mentioned in the Bible that is worth looking a little closer at. Here is what it says in Jeremiah 17: This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh… Continue reading Day 23 | Advent

Day 21 | Advent

Advent: Day 21 December 21, 2023 | Say Yes to Great Joy Today, we are going to talk about two central themes of the Christmas story that we don’t talk about very often and then explore a challenge that might impact how we enjoy the next few days of celebration. One undeniable thing is that… Continue reading Day 21 | Advent

Day 22 | Advent

Advent: Day 22 December 22, 2023 | Three Gifts Do you ever struggle with the idea of giving gifts at Christmas? Maybe it feels too consumeristic, or like you are missing the real reason for the season? If so, then let’s look at two instances of gift-giving in the Bible. The most famous account we… Continue reading Day 22 | Advent

Day 24 | Advent

Advent: Day 24 December 24, 2023 | The Christmas story Welcome to the final day of the Have More Fun Advent series. I hope the past few weeks have been as meaningful for you as it has for me, as we’ve explored how Jesus shows up in all sorts of unexpected ways. For our last… Continue reading Day 24 | Advent

Day 20 | Advent

Advent: Day 20 December 20, 2023 | You Are Chosen In 1st century Israel there was a lengthy and very specific process kids would go through to determine their eligibility to study Scripture and be a disciple. It started with Torah school, known as Bet Sefer where boys between 6 and 10 years old started… Continue reading Day 20 | Advent

Day 11 | Advent

Advent: Day 11 December 11, 2023 | Do You See Anything? Today, we are discussing how Jesus uses spit to heal a man’s eyes. Here is how it goes down in Mark 8: When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. So He took the blind… Continue reading Day 11 | Advent

Day 13 | Advent

Advent: Day 13 December 13, 2023 | What Has Gotten Into You? Today we are going to start by reading a story found in Mark 14: While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of… Continue reading Day 13 | Advent

Day 15 | Advent

Advent: Day 15 December 15, 2023 | The Other Side Jesus, in two accounts, miraculously feeds large crowds of people. The first time happens in the “land of the twelve.” It was where devout Jews from the 12 tribes of Israel lived and worshiped God. At the end of this account of feeding thousands, we… Continue reading Day 15 | Advent

Day 18 | Advent

Advent: Day 18 December 18, 2023 | The Scapegoat There is one reference that I know of in the Bible to underwear, and today we are going to talk about it. It’s in the book of Leviticus chapter 16 and it’s in reference to what the High Priest should wear into the Holy of Holies.… Continue reading Day 18 | Advent

Day 17 | Advent

Advent: Day 17 December 17, 2023 | What Do You Want Today we’ll talk about one simple concept and then wrap up with an opportunity to contemplate and pray about an important question from Jesus that might make us a little uncomfortable. The question is, ‘What do you want?’ Wanting is a tricky thing isn’t… Continue reading Day 17 | Advent