Posts with the category “advent-devotionals”

Advent Devotionals: Day 10
December 6th, 2022
How important is your family tree to you? For the Jew, family history and tribal position was everything. Therefore, it is not surprising that Isaiah uses ancestral language to describe the person and...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 9
December 5th, 2022
At first glance this story seems to be about sacrificial giving, but as we look closer, there is another dimension here. It seems to be more about the religious leaders than the poor widow! Jesus poin...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 8
December 4th, 2022
Religious groups of Jesus' day openly questioned him often. The Sadducees were one of these groups. They accepted only the first five Books of Moses and did not believe in angels, spirits, or the resu...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 7
December 3rd, 2022
Here the reader encounters Isaiah, the tough prophet of God, looking forward to a day when the Messiah judges and reigns forever. This prophecy must have seemed a little far-fetched, because the power...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 6
December 2nd, 2022
There is much in this Psalm to ponder. First, it’s a call for those whose help and hope is in the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth to continue praising and trusting Him (cf. Psalm 146:1-6). Take a ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 5
December 1st, 2022
I love reading the stories when it's Jesus against the religious leaders. It's just like the TV shows where you know the good guy is going to win. So why watch it then?Because you have got to see how ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 4
November 30th, 2022
The birth of Jesus took place; it happened. It’s not just a story or a fairy tale, it’s a fact. Even history books record that a man named Jesus lived in Israel. Sometimes a story can be heard so many...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 3
November 29th, 2022
It seems like every year the stores put out their Christmas trees and decorations earlier and earlier. Why? Because the spending during the Christmas season is what keeps many stores in business. The ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 2
November 28th, 2022
People look forward to Christmas, giving and receiving gifts, getting together with family and friends, and enjoying good food. But sometimes people look forward to things that never come, a perfect s...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotionals: Day 1
November 27th, 2022
If you’re like me, there’s probably a whole list of things that need to be done to get ready for Christmas. There’s an entire storage rack in our garage that holds several tubs full of Christmas decor...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Introduction to Advent Devotionals
October 31st, 2022
Dear Worshiper, During this Advent season, the staff of Campus Bible Church has prepared twenty-nine devotionals for you and your family. These devotionals will begin on Sunday, November 27th ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 25th, 2021
Christmas Day is not just about family gatherings and exchanging gifts. It isn’t just about the Baby Jesus, meek and mild. It is about the Holy Son of God who existed for eternity in an intimate relat...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 24th, 2021
This prophecy from Isaiah sees a future with a restored creation.  The opening of blind eyes and deaf ears is precisely what Jesus did.  The healing of the lame and the mute were miracles Jesus showed...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 23rd, 2021
The narrative of the birth of John the Baptist greatly affects the Christmas story. Without this narrative, the effect of a small baby who was Immanuel, God with us, would have very little effect. The...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 22nd, 2021
It is a privilege to serve God’s purposes.  Mary was a simple, small town girl who loved God and was willing to be used by Him.  Because of her faith and acceptance of God’s calling in her life, we ha...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 21st, 2021
Mary was very surprised, perplexed, and afraid when she heard the words of the angel Gabriel.  Why would an angel greet her?  What did it mean that she was “highly favored” of God?  How was the Lord w...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 20th, 2021
In this mixed-up world, we equate material possessions with happiness.  But often those who have the most end up being the least happy.  According to Jesus, when we keep things for ourselves, we don’t...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 19th, 2021
It’s painfully ironic that Christmas, which ought to be a time of peace, joy, and celebration, is widely recognized as a time of stress, busyness, and depression.  At the core, I suspect our prioritie...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 18th, 2021
Are you a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full kind of person?  I admit that I have my cynical days, especially when I watch too much news.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure out something is broken i...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 17th, 2021
This psalm calls the people of God to worship Him. “Jerusalem” refers to all the people of God which at that time was Israel.  He watches over them and provides for them.  Nothing is done apart from H...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 16th, 2021
In the Old Testament, the Law required that a charge or allegation be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses (Deut. 19:15).  Jesus alluded to this in John 5:30-47, when he summoned four w...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 15th, 2021
Isaiah describes the Messiah as a branch that will come from a shoot from the stem of Jesse, referring to the remnant of Israel and David’s line.  The rest of the passage describes the Messiah as havi...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 14th, 2021
The things that are spoken of in this passage are given and attainable only by those who are also bondservants and disciples of Jesus.  Without the indwelling of the presence of the Lord in our lives ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 13th, 2021
Henry Ward Beecher once said, “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”  One of the keys to being joyful and content in life is humility, and one of t...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 12th, 2021
This beautiful psalm reminds us to sing praises to the LORD and to worship Him with a new song of music!  What a wonderful reminder in the season of Advent.  We praise Him with song and dance knowing ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 11th, 2021
Whenever more than two people gather together, a discussion will arise. In Luke 22, the disciples selfishly asked who was the greatest. Jesus stated that while the world asks such questions, it is not...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 10th, 2021
Isaiah prophesied against the house of David because they tested God’s patience over and over again.  He prophesied that a virgin would conceive and give birth to a son and he would be called Immanuel...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 9th, 2021
The Advent season celebrates the reality that this glorious, heavenly King has rend the heavens and come down in Jesus Christ.  John made it clear that it was Jesus whom Isaiah saw sitting upon that t...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 8th, 2021
God is so concerned for our future that He makes this command “Do not put your trust in princes, nor mortal man, in whom there is no help.” He defines these men as those who “return to the earth” and ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 7th, 2021
Who among us doesn’t appreciate a flashlight when we are confronted by the night? Jesus Christ did not just come to the earth as the Holy Baby in a manger.  He was born to die as our Savior so that yo...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 6th, 2021
This Psalm of David praises the Lord because everything in the world belongs to Him.  David reflected on bringing the Ark of the Covenant from Obed-Edom to Jerusalem.   He acknowledged the Lord as sov...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 5th, 2021
There will come a day when you and I will speak of the days before glory… the days before the King returned… the days before the Second Advent. But, for now we find ourselves caught in the middle of h...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 4th, 2021
As we draw close to the end of the year, it is important to ask the question of whether we are grateful to God for His greatness and His blessings, or whether we are resentful for how He has worked in...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 3rd, 2021
The theme of the Psalm is expressed in verse 1.  David’s soul waited in silence and found rest in God alone.  God was his complete source of calmness when his world was falling apart.  He emphasized t...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 2nd, 2021
Isaiah prophesied about a day in the future when Jesus Christ the Messiah comes and establishes His kingdom. This will be a time of peace and holiness when the nations flock to the mountain of the LOR...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
December 1st, 2021
Jesus told a story about a man who owned a vineyard. The workers rebelled, mutinied, and took over the land while he was away. After killing the slaves, the master decides to send his beloved son. The...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
November 30th, 2021
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet "A" to identify herself as an adulteress.  Bearing the constant reminder of her transgression embl...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
November 29th, 2021
There are several applications we must not miss from this parable: First the foolishness of being unprepared to encounter God when he arrives.  Of course, God is always present.  But at special times ...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church
Advent Devotional
November 28th, 2021
The miracle of God being made flesh in Jesus Christ is perhaps the greatest miracle of all time. God clothed Himself with mere dust in the womb of a young, virgin girl. This is beyond our comprehensio...  Read More
by Campus Bible Church