Preparing for Christmas
The Christmas season is an opportunity to recount the mercy of God in the coming of Christ. Within the church, this time of year is traditionally referred to as “Advent,” a name derived from a Latin word that means “coming.” We celebrate Jesus’ first coming in humility as a man and look with eager expectation toward His second coming in glory.
To assist in helping us stay focused on Jesus in a season of consumerism and distraction, we've compiled the resources below from trusted sources for use personally, with your family, or as a group.
FOR FAMILIES & GROUPS
Advent Guide - The Village Church
Online Advent Devotional - Austin Stone Church
"Why Celebrate Advent?" - The Gospel Coalition Blog
Advent Reading Plans - YouVersion Bible App
Advent Devotional - Paul David Tripp
"Good News of Great Joy" - John Piper
"The Dawning of Indestructible Joy" - John Piper