Monday, October 05, 2015

Advent Devotional

Our Advent fiber art project is being sold as a digital, downloadable, devotional! It is available with blue or purple art--you're choice. It is on our website here.

The Time Is Coming was created in 2015 to support the Advent season scripture of the Lectionary (Year C). The art was created by Jenny Gallo of Carrot Top Studio and the text was written by Rev. Dawn Carlson who who ministers at First Congregational Church, Terre Haute, Indiana. The work was a collaboration intended for a church art gallery, a public space suitable for quiet meditation or a worship sanctuary. This downloadable devotional allows the singular viewer to use the art and text on their own during the Advent season. 
The download includes an image and text for each of the four weeks of Advent. The text lists the scripture for each week, provides insight to the scripture in addition to thought provoking commentary and questions for life application consideration. "Sharing is usually caring" but not in this situation ... Please respect the work that has gone into the project and only download one per user. 

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


If what is written in creed books is exactly what is penned in the Bible, then, what is the purpose of creed books? The reason to have a creed book is to add or take away from Scripture.

Creed books in most denominations are the final authority when it comes to teaching about faith and practice.

Could the doctrinal positions taken by your denomination be supported by using the Bible and the Bible alone? If not why not?

Proverbs 28:22 5-6 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield of those who put their trust in Him. 6 Do no add to His words, Lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.

Is every word found in your creed book pure? Creed books do add to God's word. Are you putting your trust in God when you use you creed book as your authority or are you trusting the writers of the creed book?

Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If any one adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things written in this book.

If your denomination is using modern day creed books of so-called new revelation? Why would you not question that teaching.

Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I commanded you, nor take anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I commanded you.

God has never left it up to men to write their own commandments. God has not given men the authority to devise their own terms of pardon. GOD HAS NOT CHANGED THE TERMS FOR PARDON UNDER THE NEW COVENANT. THE BIBLE WAS COMPLETED NINETEEN HUNDRED YEARS AGO.


(Scripture from: NKJV)
Note: Philip used the Scriptures to teach the Ethiopian eunuch. He did not open a creed book. (Acts 8:35)