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12/9/2018 12:05:00 AM
Second Sunday In Advent - December 9

Lincoln Herald Staff
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Advent means Arrival and refers to Jesus Christ arriving in the world.

Each week there will be a reading to celebrate the coming of the Christ Child. 

(Information and reading in this article is from Arrival by Billy Graham.)

WEEK 2 - Read Matthew 1:19-21

We're given just a little glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus was born. They lived in the hill country of Galilee. Joseph was a religious man. Mary gives every evidence of having a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, even though she was a teenager.

The Bible teaches that God was so pleased with her that He chose her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary and Joseph weren't married, and yet Mary became pregnant.

Put  yourself in Joseph's place - imagine his thoughts, his aspirations about the girl to whom he was engaged. But Joseph decided to break the engagement privately.

While he was thinking about these things, God's angel appeared to him in a dream to give Joseph an explanation of the situation. All Joseph's suspicions were put away. he accepted what God had said through the angel, and he was immediately married to Mary.

Both Joseph and Mary followed the call and plan of God, and through their obedience the way was prepared for Christ to come and bless us.

Question of the week: Are you seeking to follow God's call on your life? Are you actively responding to Him? 



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