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Advent 2015 - Week 3 Candle of Joy



Scripture

As we light the third Advent candle, we are reminded that Jesus is the “sun of righteousness”

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing it its wings.

– Malachi 4:2

Responsive Reading

(Pastor) Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

- Psalm 28:9

(Community) The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

- Psalm 23:1

(Pastor) He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

- Isaiah 40:11

(Community) He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.

- Micah 5:4

(Pastor) The Lord says: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

- John 10:11

Prayer

Almighty God our Father, the shepherds of old were full of your praises, saying that all they had heard and seen was mirrored by what they had been told. Help us to hear and experience the wonder and joy of the birth of your Son as we eagerly await His birthday celebration. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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