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Adam’s Devotional from January 7, 2021

From Adam:

This week’s images of violence from our nation’s capital are frightening. Did you know that violence took place on Epiphany? Never heard of Epiphany? Epiphany is the day we remember the three wise men visiting the Christ child. They bring him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Remember? It could be just a coincidence, but God may be trying to teach us something. Those three wise men were from a different religion, nationality, and maybe even different race than Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. That means that from the very beginning of the incarnation, Jesus brings together people who are different. So the invitation of Epiphany is to follow the example of the three wise men. Wherever you are, whatever far off opinion or perspective land you live in, to journey from that place to the Christ Child and offer him gifts. If you’re fresh out of myrrh then give Jesus what you have to offer, yourself and all your opinions. Then from that place of giving your life to Chirst, love those who are different from you, because you know Christ loves them too. God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk- January 7, 2021

 

 

Adam’s Devotional – December 24-30, 2020

From Adam (the author of the Advent Devotional):

December 24th – JOY

John 1: 1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

The light of Christ pierces any darkness we can throw at it. What darkness do you believe is too much for you right now? Today is Christmas Eve. Like it or not, ready or not, believe it or not, Christ is coming. On the first Christmas, there was no room for Jesus and his family. They had to be in a barn. Where is the place in your life where you would most like for Jesus to be born?

Pray: I need your light to shine in this part of my life, oh God. I’m not sure how well I’ve done preparing a place for you, but please be born there anyway. In the name of the light that shines in the darkness. Amen

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Adam’s Garage Talk- December 24, 2020

Adam’s Garage Talk – 12/17/20

Adam’s Devotional – December 10-16, 2020

From Adam (the author of the Advent Devotional)…

December 10th – HOPE

Isaiah 11:1-2
“A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”

If you know your Bible, then you know Isaiah comes way before Jesus. The shoot out of the stump of Jesse is Jesus. This was God’s plan from the beginning. And it’s still God’s plan today. Like it or not, believe it or not, ready or not, God plans on loving us in Jesus Christ. Can you think of a time when Jesus was present without you even knowing it? Take a few moments of prayerful silence and become aware of God’s presence with and for you in Jesus.

Pray:
Continue to grow more in my life, even from the places that I think are just dead stumps. In the Name of the resurrection and the life. Amen.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

Ben’s Prayer Exercise – 12/8/20

Adam’s Devotional – December 3-9, 2020

From Adam…

Are you tired of waiting? Tired of masks? Tired of quarantines? Tired of waiting for this pandemic to be over only to watch it get worse? Our culture hates to wait in general. Throw a pandemic at it, and we’re in real trouble. And it’s in this season, this time of waiting fatigue that the season of Advent begins. Advent is all about waiting. We wait for the coming of Christ. We are invited to celebrate the very thing we are exhausted by. In Spanish the word esperar means to hope. It also means to wait. In Spanish you cannot hope without waiting. Advent is the season when our waiting is transformed in hoping as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Honestly, we need Christ to come more than we need covid to leave. What if this Advent, every time you wear a mask, every time you are annoyed or terrified by the pandemic getting worse, and every time you experience pandemic fatigue, you pray this prayer: Be born in my life, Lord Jesus.  Teach me to place all my hope in you. As we begin this season of Advent, celebrate and practice hope and wait for the coming of Christ in your life and in our world. God’s up to something . . . wait for it.

Adam’s Garage Talk – 12/3/20

Tik Tok Tuesday – 12/1/20

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