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  • BibleProject | 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.

  • Illuminate Advent

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    Celebrate the beauty of the Christmas season by bringing illumination to the real purpose, Christ. This devotion is an easy walk through the advent season and focuses on the elements of hope, joy, peace, love, and Christ.

  • Finding God in Advent

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    This 7-day reading plan from Dad Tired podcast host and author Jerrad Lopes will prepare your heart and mind for the advent season as you explore God’s presence throughout the Bible and in your everyday life. From the garden to the manger to your own home, Jerrad helps you gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the God who always shows up...and will do the same for you.

  • 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. 

  • Advent: A Weekly Devotional

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    This six-part advent devotional is a call to rediscover the meaning of the Christmas story and to prepare your heart for Christmas. The study goes through the themes of hope, peace, joy, love, trust, and rejoicing. Each section connects part of the Christmas story to a biblical passage and approaches the text with thought-provoking questions.

  • 21 Gifts of Advent

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    The Gifts of Advent - The Christmas season is approaching and preparing for Christmas is sometimes filled with stress and chaos, but God never intended it to be that way. Come walk with author and mentor, Janelle Keith, as she uncovers the gifts of Advent and the true meaning Christmas has for each of us today.

  • Advent: The Road to Peace

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    Have you lost your peace during the elections in the U.S., the pandemic, the riots, the lockdowns, and the normal stresses of everyday life? In this reading plan you will find out, how to get peace in this special time of the year.

  • Embracing Advent: Hold on to HOPE

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    Do you look forward to Christmas with eager anticipation… but then the season flies by in a flash? Do you intend to be present and focused… only to find yourself pulled every direction? Do you long for a meaningful celebration… yet feel like you’re missing something? Embracing Advent includes daily readings to encourage you to step away from the chaos and hold on to HOPE this first week of Advent.

  • Advent

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    Advent is a term that means “a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ.” In this 24-day plan, you will look at some of our favorite Christmas traditions and see how we can use each one to point back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Carols and Lessons for Advent

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    Carols are so important to so many of our Christmas celebrations, but often we don't think much about the familiar words we are singing. In these devotionals, David Bast invites us to to reflect more deeply. In this advent season, as you prepare for Christmas, we encourage you to read, sing, and reflect on these carols and their lessons.

  • 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 Prophecies

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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 2020

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    Join us on this Advent journey, where you will encounter scriptures, poems and stories of hope. A hope that was first signaled by a star that called wise men to a stable around 2,000 years ago. A hope heralded by angels to shepherds in a field. A hope that sings to our hearts and builds our courage.

  • Anticipating Christmas: A 5-Day Advent Plan

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    So often, the holidays come and go before we have a chance to focus on preparing our hearts for Christmas. Advent is our way of remembering that God came to be with us, is still with us, and will come again. Over the next 5 days, we’ll examine the four Advent themes: hope, peace, love, and joy.

  • 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.

  • Advent: Prepare for the King of Kings

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    The beginning of the Advent season is a tradition in many Christian churches that helps believers prepare their hearts, minds, and lives for the coming of the Messiah. In this reading plan we will look forward to the arrival of our King.

  • Come Near

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    Do you wish you could hear directly from God? Have you ever struggled to see God at work in your life? God invites us to be near him, because the closer we get to God, the more clearly we can see him. In this 6-day reading plan, North Point Community Church staff members provide a pathway to draw near to God.

  • Anna's Advent Adventure

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    Anna's adventurous life of faith leading up to her meeting with Jesus is summed up in three powerful Bible verses. Journey with Temi Michael-O as she shares lessons from Anna's selfless life. You will learn how to serve God with prayer and fasting and turn tragedy into ministry.

  • Kingdom Come

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    We’ve heard that Jesus offers “life to the full” and we crave that experience. We want that life that’s on the other side of change. But what kind of change do we need? And just how do we go about the process of changing? In Kingdom Come you'll explore a new way to live the upside-down and inside-out life that God invites us into.

  • COME CLOSER

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    This 8 Day devotional will remind and invite you to Come Closer to God! A major theme of the Bible is that Jesus loves us and gave everything to bridge the great divide caused by sin so that we could come close again! Let's get into it!

  • 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.

  • Postures Of Advent: A Daily Christmas Devotional

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    How we posture ourselves in the Christmas season makes all the difference in our experience of the miracle of the Advent. Be inspired to surrender to Jesus, refocus on Him, and embrace the grace of our King in this 4-week daily devotional as you move through five different postures: Eyes Fixed, Head Up, Knees Bent, Hands Open, and Arms Wide.

  • Every Good Gift: A 5-Day Advent Devotional

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    Join us during the Advent season on a 5-day journey to explore every good gift that God has given through Scripture and stories from around the world. Walk through the themes of a good life, the good news, good deeds and good gifts found in the book of James.

  • The Coming of the Messiah

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    During the Christmas season, many Christians sing the hymn "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," which depicts the longing of the people of God for their Savior. This hope for the Savior is grounded in the Old Testament and its revelation of the Messiah. In this plan, we will look closely at the Old Testament promises about the Messiah and see how Christ perfectly fills that role.