Advent 2022 Christmas: Grace, Love, and Fellowship With Us

My advent mediations are inspired by my recent study of 2 Corinthians which ended with a beautiful benediction—the only one that mentions all three persons of the Trinity. We have seen that the Trinity was with us in the Christmas story through grace, love, and fellowship. But how were grace, love, and fellowship also visible in the lives of the people in the Christmas events? And how do we demonstrate these traits in our own lives?

Advent 2022 Fourth Sunday: With Us

My advent mediations are inspired by my recent study of 2 Corinthians which ended with a beautiful benediction—the only one that mentions all three persons of the Trinity. First, I looked at grace, then love, and fellowship. Today we focus on God with us.

Advent 2022 Second Sunday: Love

My advent meditation is inspired by my recent study of 2 Corinthians which ended with a beautiful benediction—the only one that mentions all three persons of the Trinity. Last week, we looked at grace. Today, we focus on love.

Advent 2022 First Sunday: Grace

Advent 2022 begins today, November 27. Advent, which means “arrival,” reminds us to remember Christ’s first coming and anticipate his second. My advent mediation this year will be inspired by my recent study of 2 Corinthians which ended with a beautiful benediction—the only one that mentions all three persons of the Trinity. First, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Advent: Immanuel, King, Shepherd, Son, Savior

This Advent season, I focused on the descriptors of Jesus found in Matthew’s account of the Christmas events.

Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love

Today we head into the final week of waiting for our annual celebration of the birth of Mary’s son, Jesus. We expectantly anticipate the coming—the Advent—of the Son of the Most High as she did. During each week of Advent, I focused on finding the traditional Advent themes in Mary's story.

How Will I Know This For Certain?

"How will I know this for certain?" Zechariah asked and God called his question unbelief. Mary asked "How will this be?" and God said she believed. So why was Zechariah’s question not acceptable and Mary’s was?

Even More on Mary

Since publishing Favored, Blessed, Pierced: A Fresh Look at Mary of Nazareth, I have discovered or written other pieces that shed more light on this amazing woman and her story. Here they are for your reference.