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Make the Most of Your Advent

Messenger Hymns Advent

This year, we’ve found several great resources we recommend to help you celebrate the season of Advent and the birth of Christ. Check them out!

Daily Devotionals for Adults

The One True Story, Tim Chester*

This daily devotional picks up in Genesis where we ended our sermon series, and walks through many of the stories in the Bible, showing how each of them points to Jesus and his birth. This devotional is easy to understand without being simplistic. Purchase on Amazon or pick up a copy this Sunday morning.

Behold the Lamb of God, Russ Ramsey*

This daily devotional reimagines many biblical stories, and uses beautiful language to show that Jesus is the fulfillment of all of Scripture. The book is based on Andrew Peterson’s Advent album, also called Behold the Lamb of God. Purchase on Amazon or pick up a copy this Sunday morning.

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, John Piper

This short devotional seeks to prepare hearts for Christmas by looking at how and why we need Christ, and how we can rejoice in his birth. Purchase on Amazon or download for free from Desiring God.

Family Devotionals

Prepare Him Room, Marty Machowski*

This weekly devotional seeks to help families with young children understand the season of Advent through short teaching, activities, and songs. The book offers three devotionals per week, which you can spread out to fit your family’s schedule. Purchase on Amazon or pick up a copy this Sunday morning.

Music

Messenger Hymns: Advent, Matt Boswell

Available on iTunes (also titled Hymns of Providence: Advent; we will have copies for sale soon).

Prepare Him Room, Sovereign Grace Music*

Available on iTunes.

The Light Came Down, Josh Garrels

Available on iTunes.

Advent to Christmas, Page CXVI

Available on iTunes.

Behold the Lamb of God, Andrew Peterson

Available on iTunes.

Special mention

"The Gift and the Star," Owlegories

Afshin Ziafat appeared on the Owlegories episode, “The Star,” and gave a short, kid-friendly explanation of Christmas. The Owlegories series is designed to help young children understand big truths in a fun way, and most episodes are available on Right Now Media. “The Gift and the Star” are available from the Owlegories website.

*Limited supply available which you can purchase on Sunday morning.