The Sovereign Love of God


T he S eason of A dvent

Third Sunday of Advent: Affirmation December 13 - 19, 2020 Advent joyously affirms the First and Second comings of our Lord. Through the prophets, God foretold the Messiah’s appearing to his people, Israel. Through the angels, he announced his birth to Zechariah, Mary, and the shepherds. Let us reverently ponder the sure promise of God – the Deliverer will come and ransom captive Israel and the world. We affirm that soon and very soon our Lord Jesus Christ will return and restore creation, under his reign. When that occurs, the prophetic promise of Psalm 126 will be revisited, as of old. He will restore the fortunes of his people, filling our mouths with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. We will say in that day, “The LORD has done great things of us; we are glad” (Ps. 126.3, ESV). Having sown our hope and lives in tears, we shall reap with all those who believe with shouts of joy. And the principle will be clear; those who go out weeping, bearing seed, shall return with shouts of joy, bearing the fruit of their hope with them! THIS WEEK’S THEME The LORD Has Done Great Things for Us, Psalm 126


Daily Devotional Guide

Preparing Our Hearts

Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation O LORD our God, who has bidden the light to shine out of darkness, who hast again wakened us to praise thy goodness, and ask for thy grace: accept now in thine endless mercy the sacrifice of our worship and thanksgiving, and grant unto us all such requests as may be wholesome for us. Make us to be children of the light and of the day,

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