Bob Crittenden
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December 2, 2022

The Bible tells us in James 1:17 that, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”

God gave! This year’s Faith Radio Advent Guide is built around a consideration of God’s gifts. A topic and Scripture can be used daily during December or can be incorporated into weekly Advent readings.

1 – SALVATION – Luke 1:46, 47: My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

2 – MERCY – Luke 1:50: His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.

3 – SATISFACTION – Luke 1:53: He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.

4 – HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS – Luke 1:74,75: We, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.

5 – EXCITEMENT – Luke 2:33: Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.

6 – HIS PRESENCE – Matthew 1:23: Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, God with us.

7 – WORSHIP – Luke 2:14, 20; Matthew 2:11: Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen.

They saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.

8 – ETERNAL LIFE – John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

9 –  UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – 1 John 3:1: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

10 – TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD – John 1:14: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory.

11 – PEACE WITH GOD – Romans 5:1: Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

12 – UNLIMITED JOY – Psalm 16:11: In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

13 – ACCESS TO THE THRONE OF GOD – Hebrews 4:16: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

14 – CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER – 1 John 5:14-15: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

15 – A DESIRE TO KNOW HIM – Philippians 3:10: That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.

16 – VICTORY OVER SIN – 1 Corinthians 15:57: Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

17 – HIS WISDOM – 1 Corinthians 1:30: Of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

18 – ETERNAL HOME IN HEAVEN – John 14:2-3: I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

19 – EMPOWERMENT FOR SERVICE – 1 Peter 4:10: As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

20 – FINANCIAL RESOURCES – 2 Corinthians 9:10-11: Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness…

21 – THE BODY OF CHRIST – Colossians 1:18: And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead.

22 – SECURITY – Psalm 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

23 – LOVE FOR GOD AND OTHERS – Matthew 22:37-39: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

24 – A MEASURE OF FAITH – Romans 12:3: God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

25 – HIS GRACE – Ephesians 2:8: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

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Bob Crittenden
Since 2004 Bob has been the host of Faith Radio's “The Meeting House,” a program of music and conversation heard weekday afternoons from 4 until 6.

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