We are trying something new for Trinity’s 2017 Advent Devotional. This year, in order to help you engage daily with Advent, we are sending our devotions to you via email or text message each day. You can expect the email to arrive sometime before 6 AM each day and your text link to arrive around 7. We will also be posting via social media (Facebook and Instagram) around noon. Each of these posts will contain the same content, though they will each come through to your device a little bit differently. 

We hope that this new thing helps you and your family dig a little deeper and experience a more holy Advent this year. Want to sign up? Use the sidebar at right (below on mobile) to enter your information for emails or find the instructions for text alerts. Each post will appear on this page after it goes live—a digital Advent Calendar for you!

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2017 Advent Devotional

So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in…

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in…

When some in the crowd heard these words, they said, “This man is truly the…

And he says, You, Lord, laid the earth’s foundations in the beginning, and the heavens…

In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and…

The people who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion; never shaken, lasting forever….

Change your hearts and lives! Turn back to God so that your sins may be…

We aren’t fighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces of cosmic darkness, and…

The Lord God’s spirit is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has…

Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom, and there’s no produce on the vine; though the…

Lord, change our circumstances for the better, like dry streams in the desert waste! Let…

When the Lord changed Zion’s circumstances for the better, it was like we had been…

I have asked one thing from the Lord—it’s all I seek: to live in the…

The Lord is my light and my salvation. Should I fear anyone? The Lord is…

The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals,…

A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight…

Lord, you’ve been kind to your land; you’ve changed Jacob’s circumstances for the better. You’ve…

Faithful love and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth springs up from…

Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as…

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the…

We are, after all, your people and the sheep of your very own pasture. We…

God will judge between the nations and settle disputes of mighty nations, which are far…

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains…

Introduction For six years, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Trinity staff. In…