Advent Devotionals


Christmas is finally here! Just a few more days and we will be gathering as a church to celebrate Jesus’ birth and worship Him as King. This year we have had multiple requests for family advent devotional options. In response, we have been placing a new advent devotional idea in the Sunday morning worship guide under our Parenting Resource Corner. In case you missed them, here they all are in one place. Most of them are online and available for immediate download, so it is not too late to use them this year, individually or as a family.

Lifeway Online Advent Devotions
Genre: Advent Devotional
Why We Like it: It doesn’t get easier than this to lead a weekly family devotion during the Advent season.  Lifeway.com has developed a weekly Advent lesson with scripture and thought-provoking questions to ponder the miracle of Christ’s birth and the implications on our daily lives.

Focus on the Family Free Advent Devotionals
Genre: Advent Devotional
Why We Like it:  This free PDF file from Focus on the Family is easy to download and begin having daily devotions with your children during Advent.  In addition to the daily scripture(s) to read, this devotion has creative activities for your children to participate in to help reinforce the message from that day’s lesson.  This website also offers other Advent activities such as a coloring book that you can purchase to reinforce the scripture messages from the Advent devotions.

The Advent Jesse Tree, by Dean Lambert Smith
Genre: Advent Devotional
Why We Like it: This compact devotional has a daily scripture reading for both children and adults.  Each devotional traces the heritage of Christ through the stories of the Old Testament.  Each story is paired with a symbol to help represent the message of that particular lesson.  Families can use this symbol to print off coloring pages, or make Christmas ornaments to coincide with the symbol and place them on a “Jesse Tree”.

Good News of Great Joy
Genre: Advent Devotional
Why We Like It: This devotional is meant to draw our attention to Jesus during the Christmas Season. Written by John Piper and available for free download, this devotional can be paired with the Solid Joys daily Bible reading app or as a stand devotional. This is a great way for adults or teenagers, families or individuals to “deepen and sweeten your adoring of Jesus this Advent”.

Author: Rev. Wes Andrews

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