Fresno Pacific University and Biblical Seminary faculty, staff and students have written Advent devotionals for you to use and enjoy this Christmas season. It is our hope that you will be inspired in your relationship with God through the celebration of Jesus’ coming to earth at Christmas and the anticipation of his coming again.
There are two formats of the devotional available at http://www.fresno.edu/adventdevotions. If you wish to print the devotional and can do so two-sided, the booklet version will save paper and look nicer.
This Advent Devotions app is available to you on Android through Google Play.
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!
=== Welcome from the 2013 Advent Devotions Booklet ===
Jesus said to Martha, "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . Do you believe this?"
Martha said to him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world." (John 11:25-27)
Greetings in the name of Jesus, the one who came to give the world resurrection life! Thank you for your generous and prayerful participation in the ministry of the Gospel that we share. This booklet is an expression of gratitude for your partnership with us.
We are delighted to have you follow this devotional guide for the Advent and Christmas seasons. As faculty, students and alumni we offer you these meditations as an invitation to join our walk with Jesus. We have written these devotional meditations to encourage you to put your full confidence in him. And because so many of our students were eager to participate in preparing devotionals, we have extended the meditations through the Christmas season into Epiphany.
Fresno Pacific University and its seminary are founded on Christ. Our aim is to help people hear God’s call on their lives and to prepare them for a life of ministry. Our purpose is empowering leaders and transforming lives. We believe the only way we can be successful in this mission is through the power of Jesus who is the resurrection and the life.
Please pray for our faculty and students as you read our thoughts. Pray that as we study we will grow in faith in Jesus, will sense God’s call ever more clearly and will increase in our capacity to serve and lead in the church and in the world.
May you experience the joy and peace of this season as you grow in believing in Jesus, our Savior and Lord, the Messiah and Son of God, who came into the world and is coming again.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament and Preaching, FPU Biblical Seminary