December 2008

Advent Schedule. The Names of Jesus

With all the busy-ness surrounding the advent season, it's difficult to keep "Jesus as the reason for the season." Jesus is so much more than just a baby lying in a manger. Here is an idea adapted from Ann Spangler's book Praying the Names of Jesus (Zondervan, 2006). Each day take a name for Jesus and read the Bible verse that uses that name. Here is an advent schedule of dates, names, and Bible verses:

Dec. 1: Immanuel (Is. 7:14)
Dec. 2: Light of the World (John 8:12)
Dec. 3: Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13)
Dec. 4: Word (John 1: 14)
Dec. 5: Lord (Phil. 2: 9-11)
Dec. 6: Bread of Life (Jn 6: 48-51)
Dec. 7: Mighty God (Is. 9:6)
Dec. 8: Lamb of God (Jn 1: 29)
Dec. 9: Son of David (Luke 1: 32-33)
Dec. 10: Bright Morning Star (Rev. 22: 16)
Dec. 11: Physician (Matt 11:5)
Dec. 12: Lion (Rev. 5: 4-5)
Dec. 13: Christ (Matt 16: 15-17)
Dec. 14: Friend (John 15:13)
Dec. 15: King of Kings (Rev. 19:6)
Dec. 16: Son of God (Matt 16: 15-17)
Dec. 17: Teacher (Matt. 23:8)
Dec. 18: Priest and Prophet (Heb. 1:1, 4:14)
Dec. 19: Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
Dec. 20: Good Shepherd (Jn 10:11)
Dec. 21: Man of Sorrows (Is. 53:3)
Dec. 22: Cornerstone (Luke 20: 9-19)
Dec. 23: Redeemer (Mark 10: 45)
Dec. 24: Child (Luke 2: 4-7)
Dec. 25: Savior (Matt 1: 20-21)

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