Sparta Baptist Church

Advent Day 23

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“‘I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down,’ declares the Sovereign Lord.  ‘I will search for the lost and bring back the strays.  I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak…’”  Ezekiel 34:15-16 We’ve talked a...

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Advent Day 24

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“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.  We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  John 1:14 Begin by praying that God will open your spiritual eyes and enable you to see His glory today as...

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Advent Day 25

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“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”  Isaiah 60:1 Before you do anything else today, bask in the light of Christ.  Whether you are alone or with family, read once more the story of Christ’s birth.  Read Luke...

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Advent Day 26

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“In the past, God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by his Son…”  Hebrews 1:1 For so many years, Israel had looked to prophets to find God’s will.  If they were...

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Advent Day 27

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“I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6 In our culture, almost anything goes.  The overwhelming idea is:  whatever works for you.  It’s okay to believe in God, but it’s not acceptable to...

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Advent Day 28

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“May the favor of the Lord rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”  Psalm 90:17 There’s something about the New Year that fills us with hope.  Maybe it’s because we feel we’ve been given a chance...

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Advent Day 29

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“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you.  Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.”  Isaiah 26:8 On Christmas, we celebrate the coming of the Messiah, but the good news doesn’t stop there.  The same Messiah whose miraculous birth...

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Advent Day 30

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“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story - those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.”  Psalm 107:2  This month, we’ve seen Christ through our study of his birth.  What should we do?  Exactly what the shepherds did.  We should tell of what...

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Advent Day 31

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“Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days, that you would not believe, even if you were told.”  Habakkuk 1:5 These past few weeks, we have studied the many wonderful things God has done.  Today, let’s...

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Advent Day 1

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If we’re going to lead our families to worship this Christmas season we need to take a look at what exactly “worship” is.  Oh, there are many definitions for the words that translate to English as “worship,” but as we approach Christmas, the most obvious and...

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