Advent Devotional: Thursday, December 1

Jim Clark
(Lexington, Former member of  LABC)

First Week of Advent:  Hope
Thursday, December 1, 2011

There’s a tendency today to consider the world in worse shape than has ever been the case, understandable for those who are not long enough in tooth to remember such dark days as those of the 1930s-40s, when millions were dying in Europe and the west rim of the Pacific at the hands of butchers commanded by Hitler, Hirohito, Mussolini, Stalin and, later, Mao. 

Advent Devotional: Tuesday, November 29

Eloise Roberts

First Week of Advent: Hope
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Why are you so downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior.  Psalm 42:5  NIV

Hopelessness.  You can see it in the faces of so many people.  Maybe you see it in your own face today as you look in the mirror.

Advent Devotional: Monday, November 28

Brenda Hendrickson

First Week of Advent:  Hope
Monday, November 28, 2011

I know the plans I have for you,”  declares the Lord,  “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14

In June of 2001, I traveled to Russia (for the second time) along with a team of twelve individuals including Brother Ernest Martin as our very able leader.