Advent Devotionals

There are so many wonderful examples of how we show love to one another. Family members who lend a helpful hand or give a hug at just the right moment. Teachers who not only help their students reach academic goals but also help cultivate servant hearts. Friends who reach out when life feels hard.

Week 4: Love

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Many happy moments come to mind when we think of joy: gatherings with friends and family, going to camp, watching our favorite teams win, and attending birthday celebrations. At Cornerstone, we have seen and heard the joy in our buildings as Christmas draws near.

Week 3: Joy

The Gift of Joy

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As Christmas draws near, we reflect on God’s promise found in Isaiah 9:6: “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.” This passage reminds us of the peace God gave through the birth of his son, Christ Jesus. What a gift!

Week 2: Peace

Jesus Gives Peace

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Happy Advent! In this season, we are reminded of the hope and assurance we have that God will fulfill all his promises through the birth of Jesus.

Week 1: Hope

Week 1: Hope

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Riding through town at Christmas time is a joyful spectacle to witness. No other time of year do we see lights like we do in December. Street lamps are adorned with holiday decorations and strings of light brightly decorate store fronts. Everywhere we turn, we see holly jolly illuminations glowing in the night.

Christmas Eve: See the Light

By Jacob May, Cornerstone Bible Teacher

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One of my favorite things about Christmas is the music. I love listening to it and I love playing it! As a pianist, I have accompanied voices of different ages and levels of experience. For me, nothing compares to the sound of youthful voices singing together in sweet harmony, especially this time of year. It fills my soul with joy and peace.

Week 4: Peace on Earth

By Jacob May, Cornerstone Bible Teacher

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When I think of joy, I am reminded of my trip to Africa this past summer. My friends and I stayed in a small village with people that had very little. Upon our arrival, the children in the village surrounded our truck with so much excitement that we could barely open the truck doors.

Week 3: Share the Joy

By Jacob May, Cornerstone Bible Teacher

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If you are anything like me, you enjoy picking out the perfect gifts to give at Christmas. It is a way I can share my love and thoughtfulness with the people I care about. Seeing the smiling faces of my family opening gifts I have given fills my heart with joy!

Week 2: The Gift of Love

By Jacob May, Cornerstone Bible Teacher

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It is the Advent season! The trees are going up and families are beginning to decorate for the holidays. Twinkling lights make our daily commutes a little happier. Children are counting down the days until Christmas. We are in a season of delight and wonder!

Week 1: He is Coming!

By Jacob May, Cornerstone Bible Teacher

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