Family Advent Devotional
Celebrate the Season of Light
with daily Family Devotions
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.
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.
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.
Jesus opened wide the door to heaven so we could be there with him.
Challenge: Decorate your front door to spread Christmas joy.
God is everywhere and his love reaches to everyone.
Challenge: Sing a Christmas Carol to a friend or neighbor to spread Christmas joy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In quiet times we can find peace.
Challenge: Sing the song Silent Night to a friend or family member.
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.
A star in the sky led the Wise Men to Jesus.
Challenge: Go outside tonight and look up at the beautiful stars.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.