Advent Week 1 with Annie F. Downs

Episode 104 | Advent 2021 | Released November 29, 2021 | Special guest: Annie F. Downs

It’s the first week of Advent! Raechel and Amanda kick off the reading plan with good friend, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, Annie F. Downs. The three discuss the theme of light in Scripture, starting with Jesus’s declaration as the Light of the World and trace the metaphors for light through the narrative of the Bible. Join along as they dive deeper into how Christ, the everlasting light, shines in the midst of the darkness that surrounds us. 

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This episode corresponds to Week 1 of the She Reads Truth Advent 2021: The Everlasting Light reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and

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Open Your Bibles: (passages referenced in this episode)

CSB translation unless otherwise noted 

Day 2:  John 8:12; 3:1–21

Day 3:  Genesis 1:1–4; Psalm 104:1–4; John 1:1–5, 9–10, 14; Colossians 1:15–20; 1John 1:1–4

Day 4:  Isaiah 5:20; Genesis 1:26–31; 3:1–15; Psalm 139:11–12; Proverbs 4:19; 1 Timothy 1:15–17

Day 5: James 1:16–18; Genesis 1:14–19; Psalm 136:1–9; Isaiah 59:1–2, 9–16; Jeremiah 31:35–37;    

           Hebrews 13:18

Day 6: Isaiah 42:5–9; Genesis 12:1–7; Romans 4:13–25; Galatians 3:7–9

Other Scriptures Mentioned: 

Psalm 119:105

Show Notes: 

Annie F. Downs’ personal website

What Sounds Fun to You by Annie F. Downs

Crazy Faith by Michael Todd

Catch Me Singing recorded by Shane and Shane

Deuteronomy: Love the Lord Your God by She Reads Truth

Annie’s mini cross-stitch using tutorial from She Reads Truth Advent 2020 reading plan

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