Family Advent Devotional

Celebrate the Season of Light

with daily Family Devotions

November 29th
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On the first Christmas night angels sang of Jesus' birth. God's angels continue to watch over and protect us.

Challenge: Take time to thank God for your guardian angel.

November 30th
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Christmas is the celebration of Baby Jesus' birthday. Jesus helped many people and shared God's love

 

Challenge: Do something kind and helpful for someone else today.

December 1st
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Jesus grew up and died on the cross for our freedom. His gift of life set us free.

Challenge: Say a prayer to thank Jesus for his gift of life.

December 2nd
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Jesus opened wide the door to heaven so we could be there with him.

Challenge: Decorate your front door to spread Christmas joy.

December 3rd
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God is everywhere and his love reaches to everyone. 

Challenge: Sing a Christmas Carol to a friend or neighbor to spread Christmas joy.

December 4th
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The joy that the birth of Jesus brings to all of us is something we should share with others. 

Challenge: Tell a Christmas joke to your friends and family.

December 5th
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God gave us Jesus as a gift of love. 'God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son' (John 3:16)

Challenge: Tell your family a gift you would like to receive AND one you would like to give.

December 6th
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A great way to show God we love him is to help others

Challenge: Secretly help someone today, then share with your family at the end of the day to celebrate.

December 7th
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Jesus' good life inspires us to be caring and faithful.

Challenge: Tell your family about someone you look up to and why they inspire you.

December 8th
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Jesus is the reason for the season! Jesus tells us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

Challenge: Find a unique way to show love to your neighbor today.

December 9th
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The Kings visited Jesus because they knew he was holy and kind.

Challenge: Can you answer this? What did the Kings (Wise Men) do when they met Jesus & what did they give him? 
(You'll find the answers in Matthew 2:11)

December 10th
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Jesus said "I am the Light of the World" John 8:12

Challenge: Have a candle-lit dinner to remember that Jesus is the light of the world.

December 11th
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Jesus was born and placed in a manger. A manger usually holds food for animals, but at Christmas it held the savior of the world

Challenge: Find some sticks and build your own manger.

December 12th
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Noel is another word for Christmas, it means new birth. 'The First Noel' is a carol about the first Christmas.

Challenge: Try something new today!

December 13th
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The Wise Men gave their treasures to Jesus. What is a treasure you can share? 

Challenge: Use your time and talents to bring joy to someone else. 

December 14th
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God gave Jesus to us so we could one day be present with him in heaven.

Challenge: Be PRESENT with God by spending some time in prayer today.

December 15th
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In quiet times we can find peace.

Challenge: Sing the song Silent Night to a friend or family member.

December 16th
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Jesus reached out to people of all kinds during his time on earth. The poor, the lonely, the sick...

Challenge: Reach out to a friend or family member you haven't seen in awhile to wish them a Merry Christmas.

December 17th
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A star in the sky led the Wise Men to Jesus.

Challenge: Go outside tonight and look up at the beautiful stars.

December 18th
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Mary and Joseph trusted God and welcomed Jesus. You can trust him too.

Challenge: Make time to watch a Christmas movie with someone you know and trust.

December 19th
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Christmas celebrations change every year, but God's love continues to remain the same.

Challenge: Go out and look at Christmas lights and take God for his unchanging love.

December 20th
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When Jesus was born he had lots of visitors. Christmas is a good time to visit with those we love (even if we can only visit on Zoom or the phone)

Challenge: Visit or call someone you know and wish them a happy Christmas.

December 21st
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The Wise Men came to worship Jesus. They bowed down and adored him.

Challenge: Make time to worship Jesus. If you're not sure how, then find and sing 'O Come let us adore him'

December 22nd
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Knowing Jesus makes Christmas X-TRA SPECIAL! He brings extra hope and joy to every heart.

Challenge: Say an X-TRA SPECIAL prayer for people who are finding Christmas hard this year.

December 23rd
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"For unto us a child is born and his hame shall be called wonderful" Isaiah 9:6

Challenge: Join us for our Children's Christmas Pageant at 3PM tomorrow!

December 24th
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After all that celebrating, it's time to rest and be thankful for Jesus and God's love for you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Please join us for one of our Christmas Services - ALL are welcome!

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