Advent Devotional • December 6

Friday, December 6 Written by Christopher Williams First Congregational Church of Fresno Romans 13:11-14  And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over;

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Advent Devotional • December 2

Monday, December 2 Written by Rev. Dr. Norman Broadbent First Congregational Church of Fresno Romans 15:4-13 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement

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Advent Devotional • December 1

Sunday, December 1 Written by Rev. Raygan Baker First Congregational Church of Fresno Matthew 24:4-13 Many people have said it before, but the Drag Queen Chi Chi Devayne says it with the most conviction: “I don’t get ready, I stay ready.” While the season of Christmas Consumerism may keep triumphantly

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December 25 | Advent Devotional

From Charles Ray Barrett Westminster Presbyterian Church Luke 2:15–20 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace to men upon whom his favor rests.” Advent! There was a time, before cell phones, when I was with my Reconnaissance Platoon (First Battalion, Thirty-Fifth Infantry, Fourth Infantry Division,) in Vietnam’s

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December 24 | Advent Devotional

RePresentations: An Advent Meditation From Ara Guekguezian First Congregational Church Matthew 1:18–25 In a broken world, we hunger for wholeness, for unity, for shalom. We pursue it with varying degrees of passion and commitment. It remains elusive. Why, in spite of our “best” efforts? We, in the United States, are

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