First week of Advent: Monday

Morning:

Evening:

“Let us celebrate and keep this festival of our church with joy in our hearts: let the birth of a Redeemer, which redeemed us from sin, from wrath, from death, from hell, be always remembered; may this Savior’s love never be forgotten! But may we sin forth all his love and glory as long as life shall last here, and through an endless eternity in the world above!” (p. 11)

“What can we do to employ our time to a more noble purpose than reading of what our dear Redeemer has done and suffered; to read that the King of kings and the Lord of lords came from his throne and took upon him the form of the meanest of his servants; and what great things he underwent. This, this is a history worth reading, this is worth employing our time about; and surely, when we read of the sufferings of our Savior, it should excite us to prayer, that we might have an interest in the Lord Jesus Christ; that the blood which he spilt upon Mount Calvary, and his death and crucifixion, might make an atonement for our sins, that we might be made holy; that we might be enabled to put off the old man with his deeds, and put on the new man, even the Lord Jesus Christ; that we may throw away the heavy yoke of sin, and put on the yoke of the Lord Jesus Christ” (p. 12).

Selection from George Whitefield’s sermon “The Observation of the Birth of Christ, the Duty of all Christians; or the True Way of Keeping Christmas” from Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, edited by Nancy Guthrie.
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