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Weekly Devotionals


1st Advent: Hope

Isaiah 11:1-9

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord and he will delight in the fear of the Lord He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

This past Sunday, I spoke about Hope: I said everyone whether we would like to admit it or not we are all driven to hope.  This advent season I want to encourage you through Isaiah 11:1-9, find hope in our perfect king, His perfect kingship and His perfect kingdom.

As we reach the first day of December, if you could find time to reflect on this year, I hope you get to carefully self-assess what kind of hope you were driven by and where you are at right now. I hope you get to reflect on the world around us, and sympathize on much struggles and brokenness we experienced this year – as a community, a family, and as a nation. While we may be sorry, or regretful of some of our mistakes, while we may groan together for the brokenness of the world, I hope through Isaiah you regain find your hope once again and gear towards Jesus.  I pray that this year’s advent season will be all about Jesus and we would grow in deeper love and passion for HIm.

Christmas is around the corner indeed.

And it is all about Jesus, our perfect king. Our unshakeable hope.

lets deeply soak in the joy of our hope.

For more in depth teaching on Isaiah 11 please listen to last Sunday’s sermon: