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Advent 2023: I Was Born for You and My Name is Jesus! by Sis. Dorothy Payne Bryan, Ph.D.


“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His

shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince

of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6. NRSVUE


Second Day After Christmas

In the beginning the Word was with God and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us

fulfilling all the Old Testament prophecies that He would be born of a virgin, having God alone

as His Father. His name became Jesus who was chosen before the foundation. Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah was a prophet and offered messages from the Lord of both judgement and hope. Jesus

becoming flesh means that God dwells with His people permanently, never leaving us alone.

1 Corinthians. 3:16

Sister Dorothy Payne Bryan, Ph.D.

Circle of Twelve


Prayer: Father thank you for the birth of Jesus. Because He became flesh and dwelt among us, I

can experience His glory, grace, and truth through belief in the gospel. Thank you for your

promise that through His birth you will never leave us alone. Amen


Advent Guide 2023

As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.

We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.




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