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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Belmont University Advent Guide

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    This Advent Guide comes from students, faculty, and staff at Belmont University. Advent is that season of waiting that carefully and purposefully helps us to realign our priorities and to glimpse, anew, our place before God. Our humble hope is this guide helps people focus more fully on Jesus Christ through the Advent season.

  • Light of the World - Advent Devotional

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    Millions of Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas this year. Advent, a beautifully symbolic celebration leading up to Christmas Day, is a huge part of the Christmas festivities in many countries. As you read this exciting Advent devotional, you'll have the opportunity to join in and celebrate with your brothers and sisters from far off nations and learn from their unique and powerful perspectives and traditions.

  • Loving My Actual Christmas: An Advent Devotional By Alexandra Kuykendall

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    Often when Christmas is over, I feel as tightly wound as those strings of lights I vowed to put away neatly this year. But recently I experimented in relishing Christmas—bumps, budget, and all. Whatever stress or grief you are facing, I pray that this guide to advent and Christmastide helps you relish the Christmas you have. May your heart be refreshed as you let it linger on the story where this season began. 

  • 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.

  • Advent - We Have Found The King

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    This is an Advent devotional guide by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

  • Advent With Tearfund

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    Welcome to this year’s Tearfund Christmas Advent reflections. As we remember and pray for those in our world and in faraway places, our hope is that, each day, you will be inspired and encouraged; and that God’s goodness will surround you during this wondrous Christmas season. 

  • 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.” 

  • Celebrating Advent: Embrace Jesus in this Season

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    Can you rejoice even further in the Savior during this busy season? What’s the right way to celebrate the Son of God during Advent? What’s in the way of going deeper into His heart during the Advent season? Start this four-day plan to be inspired not only by looking back on the day Jesus came to earth, but by seeing how He’s with us now, in this unique season, too.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Belmont University Advent Guide

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    This Advent Guide comes from students, faculty and staff at Belmont University. Advent is that season of waiting that carefully and purposefully helps us to realign our priorities and to glimpse, anew, our place before God. Our humble hope is this guide helps people focus more fully on Jesus Christ through the Advent season.

  • A Painted Advent | With Smithsonian & Olympic Artist Ron Dicianni

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    Ron Dicianni is one of today’s most renowned American Artists. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian and he’s painted the President of the United States. He is currently working on A Painted Visual Bible for Families. Join Ron and his friends in this walk through some pivotal stories for Advent and as he shows us that sometimes we need to "See" the story to truly experience its depth and beauty.

  • Hollywood Prayer Network On Christmas

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    Christmas is our favorite time of year here at the Hollywood Prayer Network. It allows us to focus on the gift of Jesus, to send greetings and love to people, and to pray for those who struggle through this beautiful holy season. We hope to encourage you this Christmas by sharing this devotional that reminds you of the miracle of Jesus! And a very Merry Christmas to you!