All Praise Show Highlights, December 8

Dennis Hutchinson —  December 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Verse of the Day

“Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.”  ~ Psalm 85:9

Second Week of Advent

Some suggested scripture readings for the second Sunday of Advent, from the Book of Common Prayer.

  • Old Testament Reading  –  Isaiah 40:1-11
  • New Testament Reading – 2 Peter 3:8-18
  • Gospel Reading – Mark 1:1-8
  • Psalms Reading – Psalm 85:7-13

The Second Candle of Advent (The Way)

In some traditions the second candle is called the Candle of the Way, showing Christ is the only way to God.  Christians are lost in sin and Christ is the Light sent into the world to show them the way out of darkness.

Leading Us to the Kingdom of Heaven: “In those days, John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come now.” Matthew 3: 1-2

Jesus’ Proclamation of His Purpose: “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14: 6