LOG News and Second Week of Advent Devos

The second week (days 8-14) of Advent devos (previously posted to the LOG Community Group on FB is below.  But first …

LOG Teams will begin the first week of January
– LOG #77 – March 13-15 – Sunday 4:30pm-6:30pm This team is full and has a waiting list
– LOG #78 – March 20-22 – Sunday 2-4pm This team is open with three more spaces
– LOG #79 – March 27-29 – Thursday 7-9pm This team is open with eight more spaces

Christmas Reunion Gatherings

Saturday, December 20 – Vertical Worship
– 7:00pm – 9:30pm
– at Firehouse (at Clay Church) 17646 Cleveland Road, South Bend

Sunday, December 21 – Christmas Concert and Steak & Shake
– 6:00pm – Musical Mission Tour Christmas Concert at Firehouse
– 7:30pm – hanging out at Steak & Shake on Grape Road

Monday, December 22 – Christmas Caroling
– 6:00pm – leave from Firehouse to go carol for some friends and family
(please let Terry know if your parents want you to ride with an adult driver)


Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 8
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1: 10-13 NIV

Although Christ created the world, often the people he created don’t recognize or accept him. Pray and lift up to God those people you know who have not accepted Christ into their hearts.

Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 9
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1: 14 NIV

The Life Application Bible says that to Jewish readers, “The Word was God” was blasphemous. To Greek readers, “The Word became flesh” was unthinkable. To John, this new understanding of the Word was gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ. What do you think of the claim that God became human and yet was still divine? Pray and ask God to help you to more fully comprehend this amazing truth.

Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 10
For the rest of Advent, you will read the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke – one part each day.  Read the whole story, from Luke 2:1-20. It’s probably very familiar.

Pray and ask God to bless you to read it with new eyes and an open mind and heart.

 Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 11
In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. Luke 2:1-3

Luke began the story this way to show that what he was going to describe took place at an actual time and place in world history. Pray and ask God to be born anew in the world – and in your home town.

Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 12
Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. Luke 2:4-5

How do you think Mary felt knowing that the baby inside her was the Son of God? Pray and ask God to be born anew within you this Advent season.

Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 13
While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.   Luke 2:6-7

How do you make room in your life for Jesus?   Pray that God will bless your Advent devotions.

Wise Ones Still Seek Him – Advent 14
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night.   Luke 2:8

Who “keeps watch” over you – not just your parents – who is “keeping watch” over you as one of God’s “flock”? Pray for your parents and for your other “shepherds”.

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