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  • Knowing Him By Name

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    As Matthew 20:28 tells us, "the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Families can follow Christ's example by serving others. For each day of Advent, we have found scripture and a family activity or conversation to talk about and show what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so that we may all "Know Him By Name."

  • Good News of Great Joy

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    Advent is for adoring Jesus. Dive in for just a moment each day and come away with something to feed your joy in God during this Christmas season.

  • Joy! to Your World! A Countdown to Christmas

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    Christmas is a time when we should all expect heaven’s entrance into our dusty, dirty worlds. Christmas is a time that reminds us all that miracles really do happen, prayers are actually answered and that heaven is just one response away. Through the experiences of Mary, Joseph, Zecharias and Elizabeth, the shepherd and the wise men, this devotional explores the significance of the first Christmas and how it intersects with each of our lives today.

  • Rediscovering the Christmas Season

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    Start a new Christmas tradition with a non-traditional twist on the season of Advent. An ideal start date for this adventure is December 1st, while an earlier start allows a more relaxed pace. Includes reflection questions and action steps to center each day on Christ. Great for individuals, families, or small groups.

  • Christmas Encouragement By Greg Laurie

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    <p>Don&rsquo;t let the busyness and pressure of this holiday season rob you of the joy and true celebration of our Savior Jesus this December! Receive daily encouragement through Pastor Greg Laurie&rsquo;s special Christmas devotions, as he reflects on the true meaning of this most celebrated time of the year.</p>

  • God Is My Father

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    Some kids know their earthly dad. Some don’t. But we can all get to know the best Dad…God, our heavenly Father! Read about God’s love, His promises, being adopted by Him, and how you can look like His kid! For Parents: Read this plan with your child. Each week includes four readings, with one weekly game to play for verse memorization. You may want to supervise use of materials.

  • Christmas Begins with Christ

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    UK Christian development organisation Tearfund has put together an Advent reading plan and devotionals this Christmas to bring the focus back to Jesus, and the light, joy, peace and hope his birth brings for all of us.

  • Advent: Christ Is Coming!

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    This advent devotional from Thistlebend Ministries is for families or individuals to prepare our hearts to celebrate the Messiah. Special emphasis is given to what Christ's coming means for our lives today. Designed to be started on December 1. May your family make lasting memories as you use this guide to see your Father's steadfast, covenantal love for each of you.

  • Countdown to Christmas

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    Welcome to Thriving Family's 28-day Advent Activity Calendar! Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the true meaning of Christmas and draw closer together as a family! These parent-child activities have been created to help you keep this Christmas season focused on Christ!

  • Names of God: Through Thanksgiving & Christmas

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    What’s in a name? The many beautiful names of God reveal something about who he is and why he functions the way he does. Names of God – specifically written to help us focus on our Lord during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons – walks us through the study of six of the names God has given himself. Time is spent looking at the truths these names reveal about God, and how this knowledge should practically impact our everyday decisions, emotions, and relationships. “For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God?” ~ J.I. Packer. Come join us as we get to know God more fully and spend time adoring him for who he is. God shows himself to us through his names because of his great love for us. We, in turn, have the privilege of loving, worshipping and resting in Him on an even deeper level during this reflective time of year. Journal with us as we go through this study for the next six weeks…reading and writing what God speaks into our hearts.