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Sunday, December 04, 2005

2nd Sunday of Advent (Please note that to see my messages on the side bar you have to scroll down to the bottom of this blog)

From my daily devotionals for the 2nd Sunday of Advent
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way
John realized that his role was that of a lowly herald of the glad tidings; he himself was not the message. John was a humble servant unworthy to untie the sandals of his master. His baptism of water was for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus was "one more powerful" who would baptize with the purifying grace of the Holy Spirit.
Last Sunday we lit the first candle in our Advent . Wreath, the candle of hope. We light it again as we remember that Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, will come again to fulfill all of God's promises to us.
The second candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace.
Peace is a word that we hear a lot. It is one of the
things that we hope for. Christ brought peace when he
first came to us and he will bring everlasting peace when
he comes again.Peace is like a light shining in a dark place. As we
look at this candle we celebrate the peace we find in
Jesus Christ.today, and everyday worship
God, hear His word, and to do His will by sharing
your peace with each other

Prayer for the Advent Wreath

Lord, our God,
we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ,
for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people.
He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us.
He is the Savior of us all.
O Lord,let your blessing come upon us
as we light the first and second (purple) candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise of salvation.
May He come quickly and not delay.We ask this in His holy name.
Amen

Peace to all of you!
‘ON YA’ - ma

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