Advent resources

If you are looking for a devotional for yourself or for your family, we've put together a list of a few worth considering (there's so many to choose from).  Each one has a link where you can see a sample. For families with younger children, please look at the last one.

Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional - Paul Tripp (Each day includes a question for parents to ask their children)

Love Came Down at Christmas: Daily Readings for Advent - Sinclair Ferguson (Goes through 1 Corinthians 13 - the famous love chapter and applies it to advent)

Hosanna in ExcelsisHymns & Devotions for the Christmas Season - David & Barbara Leeman (Provides brief information on the hymn writer and composer, along with devotionals on the meaning of the hymn)

History of Salvation in the Old Testament: Preparing the Way for Jesus - An article from the ESV Study Bible

Families with Younger Children:

A Better Than Anything Christmas: Explore How Jesus Makes Christmas Better - Barbara Reaoch (These daily devotions in the Gospels give a thorough investigation of why Jesus came. )

A Jesus Christmas: Explore God's Amazing Plan for Christmas - Barbara Reaoch ("Each of the 25 readings looks at one of the serpent's lies from Genesis 3, and then shows how the glorious truth of Christmas beats it every time!")

Tracing Glory: The Christmas story through the Bible - Sarah Rice ( Begins with creation in Genesis and moves to the new creation (Revelation), tracing the glory of Jesus Christ from start to finish.)

Wonders of His Love: Finding Jesus in Isaiah - Champ Thornton (each week focuses on one of Isaiah’s images —Jesus the Light; Jesus the Branch; Jesus the Shepherd; Jesus the Savior, Jesus the Bread. Includes some ideas of crafts, recipes, games, and family service projects)

Christmas Story Ornament Devotional - Julie Cordes (These 4 devotionals along with the supplies to make the ornament will be provided in the Narthex for you to take home. You can do 1 per week during Advent, or all of them in 1 day.)