The Christmas season can become such a whirlwind of school programs, holiday parties, shopping and planning, that often we forget to take time to SLOW DOWN and remember WHY we are celebrating in the first place! This year our Morning Star church family will be celebrating the traditional season of Advent. Advent is a Latin word that means “coming” or “arrival,” and for centuries, many Christians have taken the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas to prepare their hearts and minds for Christmas. Below are many optional resources for you and your family if you would like to participate in Advent in any way. Together we will remember to pause and focus on Jesus during this holiday season.
He Reads Truth
An online Bible-reading plan and devotional specifically geared toward men in the season of Advent. Follow along with thousands of men around the world studying God’s Word as you prepare your heart for Christmas. Also available through the APP: He Reads Truth.
She Reads Truth
Very similar to the reading plan for men, women can participate in this online Bible reading plan and Advent devotional, finding truth and hope with a community of women around the world. Also available through the app: She Reads Truth.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
Hilarious and lively author Annie F. Downs interviews the founders of She Reads Truth, a popular Bible reading app. They tell THE TRUTH about what’s going on in their own lives and why the Advent season leading up to Christmas means so much to them this year particularly.
Come Let us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp
This book of daily readings for the month of December 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.
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional
Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Partly because we don’t know how. This interactive family devotional equips reader to do just that.
Devotionals for Families:
Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional
This four-week devotional guides your Christian family on an unforgettable advent journey, exploring some of the most wonderful prophecies in the Bible and how God fulfills them in Jesus Christ.
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas
This is a STUNNINGLY beautiful family devotional with vivid, full-color illustrations, downloadable ornaments, and moving scenes from the Bible. It is a gift your whole family can experience each day leading up to Christmas.