Tuesday, Third Week of Advent

As a part of our Advent observances at Grace, we are making use of Concordia Publishing’s Behold the Child materials for worship. Our web devotions through Christmas will be guided by Pastor Kevin Golden’s devotional booklet written in support of the Behold the Child theme (you may purchase a downloadable copy of Pr. Golden’s book by following this link).

Prayer Pointers:

That the power of the Gospel would touch all of your life

For others to give voice to praise of God

Text: Psalm 146:1

The whole of you has reason to praise the Lord. –Pr. Golden

PASTOR GOLDEN HIGHLIGHTS the force of the Psalmist’s call to join in praise of God. “Come on soul! Give praise to God!”

We think of the soul as something independent of the “rest of us,” that our bodies are separate, something other than who we really are. This is not the view of the Bible, which sees a human being as a unity of body and soul, of flesh and breath. The Good News is not meant only for your “spirit self,” nor is it meant only for your mind or intellect. The work of Jesus Christ is a bodily work—his redemption includes our bodies, which will be glorified in the age that is to come. All of life, whether in or outside the home, whether private or public, whether solo or in community, are touched by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

May you live in Advent hope ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

--Quoted materials are from Behold the Child Daily Devotions #12-4563

© 2019 Concordia Publishing House. Used with permission under license 20:12-1.


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.