Sparta Baptist Church

Advent Day 2

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“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.  O, Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full...

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Advent Day 3

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“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:  to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the...

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Advent Day 4

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“Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.  Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the...

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Advent Day 5

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“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.”  Isaiah 25:1 Take a few moments to read Matthew 1:1-17, the genealogy of Jesus.  Don’t worry if your tongue twists as...

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Advent Day 6

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“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned…For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God...

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Advent Day 7

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“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept.  I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”  Isaiah 49:6 Throughout the history of...

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Advent Day 8

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“’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have said.’”  Luke 1:38 Begin by reading Luke 1:26-38. Try to take in as many details as you can and imagine the scene set before you.  Try to picture the young girl’s...

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Advent Day 9

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“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Yesterday, we watched as an angel’s visit altered everything about a young girl’s life.  Think about it.  Her plans for the future, how she viewed the past…everything...

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Advent Day 10

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“The Mighty One has done great things for me…” Luke 2:49 Do you ever just want to break into song?  Perhaps a promise fulfilled makes you pour forth praise?  Mary certainly did.  One encouraging word from Elizabeth and her full heart overflowed.  Read Luke...

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Advent Day 11

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“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith…” Hebrews 10:19, 22 First, read Luke 1:5-25; 57-80.  It’s a longer passage than usual...

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