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Looking For The Best Advent Devotionals?

It is so easy in the busyness of the Christmas season to lose sight of the reason we are celebrating. If you are looking for some of the best Advent devotionals then I’ve selected a range of books for you to explore. Advent devotionals are a great resource to focus our thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. There are daily advent devotionals for personal reflection, advent devotionals for families, and small groups. There is a book for everyone on this list!

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The I Am Statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John

In the gospel of John, there are recorded seven I AM statements of Jesus. These are the words that Jesus used to describe, and explain, the purpose of His earthly ministry. This is important for us because it is only when we understand fully who Jesus is that we can truly know who we are. Our identity is rooted in believing in Jesus, as the Messiah and the Son of God. It is only by believing in Him, that we are able to live in the fullness of the freedom that He has won for us…

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Why Did Jesus Describe Himself as The Good Shepherd?

In the gospel of John, through a series of statements, Jesus begins to reveal His ministry and purpose. This was in conversation with those closest to Him, those who opposed Him, and the general crowds. Jesus didn’t speak directly but instead used parables and analogies. This was to avoid open confrontation while declaring the truth. Why would the analogy of Jesus the good shepherd be controversial? What did Jesus mean when He described Himself in this way?

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“I Am The Gate” What Did Jesus Mean?

What did Jesus mean when He said, I AM the gate? Well, He was talking to the Pharisees, the religious leaders, and spiritual teachers, of His day. Jesus was making a particular point and was using familiar imagery. But, the Pharisees still did not understand what Jesus meant. This was not because the concept was difficult to grasp but because they were unwilling to change their way of thinking…

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Who Was Jethro in The Bible to Advise Moses?

There are many mysterious characters in the Bible who appear in the narrative without explanation. Often, they have a small but significant role. In one of our familiar Old Testament stories, one man appears with some timely and godly advice. Who was Jethro in the Bible? And how did he become an adviser to Moses?

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God Has Not Promised Skies Always Blue

The outlook this morning was grey, cold, and damp, with a mist rolling in off the sea. In the distance you could hear the sound of the foghorn. Where was the late spring sunshine? There was no inspiration from the sea views today. But it did remind me of an old poem which starts with the line, God has not promised skies always blue…

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