We live in a broken world that desperately needed Jesus’ First Advent. As those who have sinned against God, we needed Jesus to come to live a perfect life and die a sacrificial death for us. We needed Jesus to conquer death for us by his resurrection so that we could know life eternal. We needed Jesus’ First Advent.... Read More →
Advent Reading for Sunday, December 13, 2015
From Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of his brothers shall return
to the people of Israel.... Read More →
Advent reading for Sunday, December 6, 2015
From Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.... Read More →
Advent reading for Sunday, November 29, 2015
From Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.... Read More →
His name is great, and he himself is our peace. He is the shepherd of his people! In hope and trust, behold your King!
This is just a short quote from one of the five Advent Readings that we will hear each Sunday and on Christmas Eve for the month of December.
Here are some things that we will be doing during Advent at Exodus as we ‘Behold Our King’ together.... Read More →
By Joy LaPrade
I had never heard of Shopkins until Kathryn brought some home from school. They are tiny little plastic figurines, just the right size to fit in a 6-year-old’s hand. They seem to be random household objects with faces on them: a dress, a shoe, even a hot dog — complete with eyes and a mouth.... Read More →