Verse of the Day
Restore us, God Almighty; Make your face shine on us, that we may be saved. ~ Psalm 80:7
Son of God
The History Channel mini-series “The Bible” was one of the most watched shows of the year. In February, the producers of the mini-series will debut the feature film “Son of God.” You can see the trailer for it here.
First Week of Advent
Some suggested scripture readings for the first Sunday of Advent, from the Book of Common Prayer.
- Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 64:1-9a
- New Testament Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
- Gospel Reading – Mark 13:(24-32)33-37
- Psalms Reading – Psalm 80:7
The First Candle of Advent (Prophecy/Hope)
In some traditions, the first candle is called the candle of prophecy because it symbolizes the promises the prophets delivered as messages from God; promises that foretold Christ’s birth. Others consider the candle to be a symbol of the hope we have in Christ and so it is called the Hope candle.
Prophetic Verse: “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.” ~ Isaiah 60: 1-3
The Fulfillment of Prophecy: ‘Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” ~ Mathew 24:44