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Sunday, December 3, 2023


This blog post features


the Overcomer

 for December

Section 8 is
 Jesus, the Overcomer
(weeks 49-52)

December - Section Eight: Jesus, the Overcomer
49. The Passion of the Christ—the Rest of the Story
50. His Grace, My Place
51. The Warrior Rises      (Dec. 17 post)
52. Dead Man Walking


SCRIPTURE READINGS for the Weeks of Chapters 49-52:

49. Matthew 27:1-10, 27-31; Isaiah 53:1-6; Psalm 22; Romans 5:6-11; 1 Peter 3:13-18
50. Matthew 27:11-26; Hebrews 10:1-10; Galatians 3:10-14; 1 John 4:7-12; Titus 3:3-7
51. Matthew 27:32-54; Genesis 3:14-15; Romans 3:21-26; Luke 24:13-27; John 20:1-10

These are the subtitles/segments of each devotional in Chapters 49-52 
(listed after the title of that devotional)

49.The Passion of the Christ—the Rest of the Story: "Cause for Passion"; "Who Was the Christ?"; "How Did He Die?"; "Why Did He Die?"; "What Am I to Do?"

50. His Grace, My Place: "A Compelling Question"; "But Why?"; "Jesus Sacrificed His Life for Me"; "Jesus Substituted His Death for Me"; "Jesus Satisfied God's Justice for Me"

51. The Warrior Rises:  "Waiting for the Bruiser"; "An Unexpected Hero"; "Jesus Sacrificed His Life for Me"; "Jesus Substituted His Death for Me"; "Jesus Satisfied God's Justice for Me"

52. Dead Man Walking:  " "


49. "Lord, pierce my heart with the reality of the suffering that pierced Your body. And teach me how to live faithfully in response to Your aMazing Love."

50."Lord, make me a vessel of Your mercy, justice & grace by inviting others to meet You at the Cross."

51. "God, thank You for sending the Warrior who dies and rises to free the ones You love {that love You} from the grip of sin and death." 


In order to prepare our hearts for Jesus, during Advent 2023

for this upcoming 


we must come

to know


in all His many facets

from His earthly birth to His heavenly reign

and one day (soon, I hope)

His Glorious Return.

Spend more time 




back into your




HIS PRESENCE is our best present!

Open your heart and mind to


ask Him
(if you haven't)

to be Your personal Lord & Savior

and if you might have forgotten spending time with Him,

you can start again (and again and again)

until you receive Him fully.

Start this Advent 

to "fall in love" with

the One Who Changed Everything

just BELIEVE, RECEIVE and ADMIT your need for


because Eternal Life, knowing the Father God, only comes through

knowing His Son, Jesus

then allow His Holy Spirit to fill you

(over and over)

as you, too, become an


through Jesus

and the power of the


in you



starts today

December 3rd

I've found quite a few good choices of Reading Plans 

with bible.com

You Version




"Waiting Here for You"

by Louie Giglio

December 4 

{there's a 7 day plan at YouVersion of this}

I have even started on December 1st, 2 plans and one ebook

"Preparing Room..."

(which is ... an Advent Journey through "It's a Wonderful Life" - linked to a Spotify Playlist)

by Rebecca Johnston Horvath

{I may have to skip Louie Giglio's, and even one of the others}

John 14:2-3

1 Peter 1:13 (NASB1995)


* I recommended this Advent ebook in 2022 too when I purchased it!
There are so many available now books, ebooks and reading plans.

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