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At the Names of Jesus, Advent 29

I wish one and all a very Merry Christmas! Today you might like to read my post on Godspace, called “A Glimpse of Glory” https://godspace-msa.com/2016/12/25/a-glimpse-of-glory/   I’ll be back in the New Year. God bless us, every one.

love Keren x


Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 NIVUK)

‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’). (Matthew 1:23 NIVUK)

At the Names of Jesus, Advent 28


‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.’  (Revelation 22:16 NIVUK)

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. (Matthew 2:10)

so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky (Philippians 2:15 NIVUK)

At the Names of Jesus, Advent 27


When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’  (John 8:12 NIVUK)

‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14 NIVUK)

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.  (Isaiah 9:2, also Matthew 4:16 NIVUK)

At the Names of Jesus, Advent 25


‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 NIVUK)

The disciples went and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ (Matthew 8:25 NIVUK)

A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ (Matthew 8:2 NIVUK)

At the Names of Jesus, Advent 24


For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ (John 6:35 NIVUK)

Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.  (John 6:35 NIVUK)

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live for ever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.’ (John 6:51 NIVUK)

At the Names of Jesus, Advent 22


I am a rose[b] of Sharon,
    a lily of the valleys.  (Song of Solomon 2:1 NIVUK)


There is not much of a consensus on why Jesus might be known traditionally as the Rose of Sharon, except that he is the lover of our soul, as allegorised in the Song of Solomon.  But I like this photo of a cistus or rock-rose which flowers in the Middle East and has five wounds.

At the Name of Jesus, Advent 21



The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35 NIVUK)

‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!’ (Mark 1:24 NIVUK)

Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.’ (John 6:68-69 NIVUK)

At the Name of Jesus, Advent 20


After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ (Matthew 2:1-3 NIV)

 ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ asked Pilate.

‘You have said so,’ Jesus replied. (Mark 15:2 NIV)


What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked them.

 ‘Crucify him!’ they shouted. (Mark 15: 12-13 NIV)


It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.  The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.(Mark 15:25-26 NIV)