“A Flame in My Heart – Scripture, Thought and Song for Advent” – Dec. 1

  Advent is a time to help us prepare to accept and appreciate God’s great gifts.    Such as:                                                                                                                                             All His Creation, especially the mystery of our being – our heart, mind, and soul             His grace, love, forgiveness, and Holy Spirit to help us stay strong in our belief              His Word and its truth and power for our lives                                                                   Jesus, His Son, our Savior, with His total sacrifice for our salvation

The starting point for this collection of material is the lighting of the candle on the First Sunday of Advent. The five Advent candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world.  I recommend listening to the song, reading the Scripture verses and accompanying thoughts, thinking of and/or sharing your response and then playing the song again and singing along, if you like. I hope that with each day you find a lyric, a verse or an idea to take with you to Christmas and help you carry the flame of God’s love and presence along the way.

              The First Week in Advent – Thinking about God and His Promises 

Sunday: Listen to the Song –  I’m Lighting a Candle – Verse 1                                              Purple – Prophecy Candle – Hope                                                                                                    I am lighting one candle for my Lord. (Repeat line)                                                      Thinking of the promises of old. Thinking of the prophesy foretold.                                 Now a flame is burning for my Lord. Now my heart is burning for His presence.           Now a flame is burning for my Lord.                                                                            Scripture – Isaiah 7:14    Jeremiah 33:14-16    Micah 5:2                                           Thought – What is your faith goal during this Advent season?

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About Bonita B. Evans

Since I was young I have felt God's presence in my life. I have been singing Christian music since I was a small child. Reading and studying the Bible have become more and more important in my life. In 2008, songs started coming into my head when reading, driving and also sleeping, so I decided to write them down and share them. For Christmas 2008, I recorded a ten song CD for my family and friends. For Advent 2009, I shared the first version of "A Flame in My Heart" with my church, family and friends. In 2011, I created and shared in this blog "40 Songs for 40 Days" for Lent. For Advent 2011 and 2012 I posted revised versions of "A Flame in My Heart". For Lent 2013 I reposted "40 Songs for 40 Days". I am not sure why this has all happened but I consider it to be a gift from God.
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One Response to “A Flame in My Heart – Scripture, Thought and Song for Advent” – Dec. 1

  1. Pingback: An Advent Series with Order of Worship, Readings, Lighting, sermon series, and Quotes | Dr. Michael A. Milton's Blog

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