“and his name shall be called…”

wonderfulAt Christmas time we “read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by this Holy Child.” As the Scriptures retell these events, both the prophecy and the fulfillment, they tell us about the child who is Christ Jesus. In many places, Jesus is described with names and titles that tell us about his purpose and work.

This year, in my advent devotionals, we are going to consider many of those names and titles. Each day, Monday through Friday, beginning after the first Sunday of Advent, and continuing until Christmas Eve, I will provide you with a Scripture passage and a brief devotional thought on one of those names and titles. I would encourage you to read through the post “What’s in a Name?” to understand better what’s in a name of Jesus.

What is Advent? Advent is the time of waiting or preparation as we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth. These Advent Devotionals are written as an appetizer to stimulate your hunger for God, or as kindling for starting a fire in your heart to worship and adore Jesus at Christmas, rather than being caught up in all the trappings and activities and materialism of this season. You can use these devotionals as a supplement for your personal devotions, or as a conversation starter at mealtime, so that your focus can be more fully on celebrating the newborn King.

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