First Friday of Advent – God as Perry Mason

Isaiah 3:8-15 “The Lord rises to argue his case.” Advent reminds us that God does not stand aloof; God enters the fray; God stands up for his people. The incarnation is proof that God takes our case, the Lord is our advocate.

MM 12/5/14 God as Perry Mason from Debby Bellingham on Vimeo.

First Thursday of Advent – satisfaction guaranteed?

“The Lord alone will be exalted…the idols shall utterly pass away.” There are so many voices that call us, demanding our attention and allegiance; things like status, possessions, or appearance to name a few. Advent reminds us that all these acquisitions are temporary and unsatisfying. The Lord alone remains and fulfills.

MM 12/4/14 satisfaction guaranteed? from Debby Bellingham on Vimeo.

First Wednesday of Advent – swords and spears

This one’s a bit choppy, but I believe a good word. Today, you and I don’t use swords and spears to defend ourselves, or to get what we want from another, but we do have a tool that is sharp, cutting and as deadly as a sword…our words.The coming of the Messiah transforms our swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks.
Love, D

MM 12/3/14 Swords and Spears from Debby Bellingham on Vimeo.

First Tuesday of Advent – what makes God mad

When you look around at the dark and lostness of this world, Advent reminds us that there is a final chapter to be written, one where God restores justice and righteousness. This chapter is being written today, in your life and through your life into the world.

MM 12/2/14 What makes God mad from Debby Bellingham on Vimeo.