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  • Advent

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    We invite you to join us in preparing room in our hearts for Christ. It’s the cry of our hearts to which God responds with His Son, “Emmanuel” - God is with us. Giving time and attention to the coming Light of the world can spark a tiny hope, ignite a thrill of joy and give us a glimpse of love in a time that otherwise may be exhausting, overwhelming and stressful.

  • Advent Adoration

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    Hope, love, peace, joy. These words get thrown around a lot during the holiday season, but do we remember why? The Christmas story is the story of how God intervened in history through the birth of Jesus. The lives of Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds were utterly changed by this event. They found hope, love, peace, and joy; let's remember together how, through Jesus, we can find these too. 

  • The Bible Project | Advent

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    For centuries, Christians around the world have used the four weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare themselves for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. It’s a time when we observe his first coming while we also look forward to his second coming. This 4-day plan will focus on hope, peace, joy, and love.

  • Come And Behold Him: Advent Devotions

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    Prepare yourself to celebrate the real reason for the season—Jesus! Enjoy 5 Advent devotions to start the month of December off right. These short, engaging reflections focused on hope, combined with the beauty and relevance of The Passion Translation—a fresh, faithful translation of the Bible—provide the inspiration you need to celebrate the true reason for the season.

  • Making Space – An Advent Devotional

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    As the Christmas season begins, we usually find ourselves more stretched for time than the rest of the year. We get caught up in the frenzy – and forget to focus on what’s truly important. This devotional will help you clear the clutter so you can make more room for Christ this Christmas.

  • Names Of Jesus For Advent

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    In this series, we read and reflect on 14 names of Jesus – various titles he is given, and ways he his described. See from both Old Testament prophecy, and the Gospel accounts of his life, just who Jesus is through his names. Be encouraged as we approach the celebration of Jesus’ birth by reflecting on who he is – the marvellous complexity and depth of Jesus’ purpose and his character.

  • Advent For You

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    Advent is a time to reflect on the first coming of Christ and his second coming. During this week, readers will reflect on their present lives in light of both comings, what has already been accomplished for them in Christ and what has not-yet been fully completed. Living in that already-not-yet tension is key to understanding the Christian life. Readers will discover and reflect on how they should live in this already-not-yet tension.

  • Advent Prophecies: Video Devotions From Your Time Of Grace

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    The most important thing that we can prepare for Christmas is our heart. This video series will help you prepare for Jesus' coming.

  • Advent - God Knows What He's About

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    Rahab and Ruth never expected to be in the lineage of the Son of God. Zechariah was simply showing up for his turn in the temple when an angel showed up too, announcing old Zechariah and old wife would have a baby! Augustus Caesar sent out a decree to tax the world, and ended up fulfilling a prophecy. Yet God was at work in all of these people and situations.

  • Joy To Your World - Children's Advent Devotional

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    Joy To Your World is written to help your children see the Christmas story through the eyes of those who were present to witness the first century miracles surrounding the Messiah’s birth. Each day provides biblical truth that will offer encouragement about the power and purpose of Christmas joy and sharing that joy with others.

  • Draw Near: A 7-Day Advent Plan By First15

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    The Christmas season is a powerful and unique time of year to remember that Jesus came to make a way for us to be near God. In his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus built a bridge between us and God allowing us to have continual, unhindered communion with our Creator. May we choose to open our hearts to the living God that we might experience fullness of joy in his presence.

  • Advent - The Gift Devotional

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    Give a gift to yourself this Christmas. With our eyes turned to Christmas, it’s easy to overlook the days leading up to it: Advent. That’s why Dr. Ed Young developed The Gift devotional series. This series helps you… • Better understand what Christ’s birth means • Experience true peace • Give God the only gift He wants: you! The Gift may be the best gift you could give yourself this Christmas. Sign up for it today!

  • Love God Greatly - Advent

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    Good Morning Girls is an online community of women which exists to inspire, encourage and equip women all over the world to get into God’s Word on a daily basis. Each day you can join our online community by participating in our Monday-Wednesday-Friday corresponding blog posts at lovegodgreatly.com. We invite you to join other women from around the world on Facebook: Love God Greatly, Instagram and Twitter by using the #LoveGodGreatly and share your daily insights with us.

  • The Promised Messiah - 5-Day Advent Reading Plan

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    Gain a better understand of God's love for you this Christmas season with devotions centered around Jesus, the promised Messiah. These five readings from The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition will prepare you for Christmas, a season filled with the joy, hope, and love of the eternal promise of Jesus the Messiah.

  • Celebrating the Messiah's Birth - Advent Reading Plan

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    As you enter the Christmas season, this devotional will help you understand more about the depth of God's love and the incredible gift that He has given us. These five reading passages will prepare your heart for a season that is filled with hope, love and promise, and you will learn about how the humble arrival of Jesus will lead to His triumphant return.

  • Advent | A Family Reflection

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    Advent comes from the Latin adventus , meaning “arrival, approach.” During this season leading up to Christmas, we reflect on the longing of God’s people for the Messiah, which was fulfilled in the arrival of Jesus—God made flesh, Light from Light, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. Advent has another purpose, too: drawing our spiritual gaze toward the future when, as we affirm in the Nicene Creed, Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.” This resource will guide you through both aspects of Advent reflection.

  • Waiting Here for You, An Advent Journey of Hope

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    Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Join pastor and author Louie Giglio on an Advent journey to discover that waiting is not wasting when you're waiting on the Lord. Take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the journey of Advent. In the next seven days you'll find peace and encouragement for your soul as anticipation leads toward celebration!

  • Advent: The Journey To Christmas

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    Christmas is truly the greatest story ever told: one of God’s perfect faithfulness, power, salvation, and unfailing love. Let’s take a journey over the next 25 days to discover God’s intricate plan to save the world from sin and the promises fulfilled in the birth of His Son.

  • Come, Let Us Adore Him: An Advent Reading Plan by Paul David Tripp

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    Seven daily readings for the month of December from Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

  • Advent: Catholic Reflections

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    Advent is, of course, a time to prepare. To prepare our homes, lives, and our hearts. Join us as we explore the Bible readings used by the Church to challenge, encourage, and help us prepare, not only to celebrate the incarnation but also the second coming of Christ.

  • 121 Advent

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    The birth of Christ, His advent, marks God's ultimate plan for our redemption. In Christ, we see the fullest picture of God's hope, peace, joy and love. God's Word is the truth by which we know and walk with Him daily. It is our hope that this guide will encourage and facilitate personal time spent in the Word and provide a resource for families with children to do that together.

  • 25 Prayers For Advent

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    For the next 25 days, join us in the reading plan as we put on the light, one candle at a time. To remind ourselves to take off those things that we do not need and wrap ourselves in what is coming: the Light of the World. It is the season of Advent, a time of wonder and anticipation, a time to ponder the miracle and mystery of Christ’s birth!

  • Love Divine: Meditations for the Advent, Christmas, and New Year Season

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    Are you loving the way Jesus loves? Or do you need more of his love in your life—more love for God and for other people? In the following pages, please join me in exploring how to love the way Jesus loves by studying I Corinthians 13—the Bible’s famous “Love Chapter.” 

  • An Advent Playlist: Hymn-Based Devotions

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    There are many hymns that express the wonderful promises that surround our Savior's birth. These devotions are based on several of those hymns.

  • Way To The Manger, Family Advent Devotional

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    Christmas is a chaotic time of year. With so much focus on material gifts and the anticipation of a certain jolly visitor, parents may easily feel their children are missing the true meaning of Christmas. The Way to the Manger engages families with the biblical truth of Christmas through devotions that redirect children and families to their need for a Savior and the amazing gift of Jesus Christ.