The Advent Season begins this Sunday, December 3rd, ushering in the joyous celebration of the coming of Christ. It’s also the season of constant RSVP’s to holiday this-and-that’s, family pressures, work crunches, and schedule juggling, so it can be easy to let a Sunday slip here and there. However, as our soul, body, and mind have grown weary from another crazy year, it’s important to remember where our light is restored: from His light.
When you find those pauses in your schedule, those breaths of fresh air, take a moment with one of these amazing resources to be still and know that God is with you, and Jesus is coming.
Emmanuel: Sixteen Encounters With Jesus
From Jennie Allen and the team at IF:Gathering, this beautifully designed study explores why we should be celebrating Jesus this season and implores you to contemplate the deeper questions of Advent’s meaning to you. You can get a sneak peek at the study before purchasing by taking a look at the free leader guide here.
Get the study here.
She Reads Truth Advent Study
She Reads Truth has daily readings on their website, so bookmark a tab for them starting on December 3rd. The theme for She Reads Truth’s Advent focus is “Joy To The World”. In addition to the community study that is free, you can also pick up one of their Advent study books or the legacy book. The study book has ” all kinds of Christmas goodness. You’ll find maps and charts to help you understand the daily Scripture readings, fun facts and stories about holiday traditions, as well as recipes, prayers, and songs to help you form new ones. Read with us this Advent season as we anticipate and celebrate the coming of Christ, discovering anew “the glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love.”
Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent
John Piper, a #faithbuilder, has written a free eBook with 25 short devotions to help you mediate on putting Jesus in the center of this season.
What I want most for Christmas this year is to join you (and many others) in seeing Christ in all his fullness and that we together be able to love what we see with a love far beyond our own half-hearted human capacities. – John Piper
Click here to download the eBook and explore more of Desiring God’s Advent resources!
Spark Your Joy: 4-Week Advent Study
From another #faithbuilder, Spark Your Joy is a free 4-week study by Margaret Feinberg. It begins tomorrow on December 1st and runs through the 25th. It specifically weaves through the Gospel of Luke to explore why we should be filled with joy this season, and not letting the season take our joy.
Download the free study here!
All Good Things Collective Advent Cards
Decorate and celebrate in one go with All Good Things Collective’s 2017 Advent Calendar which is made of 25 beautiful mini prints that each have a simple prompt or action to remind you to do at least one thing centered around Jesus this season. The sky’s the limit on how you can use them, but we love how All Good Things has displayed them. Get them here!