Advent 2020


Advent is the season leading up to Christmas in which we remember the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s precisely what advent means - coming.

There are a variety of ways to celebrate the Advent season depending on tradition and background. Popular traditions include the use of an Advent calendar, typically made up of 24 “windows” to count down the days until Christmas, or the progression of an Advent wreath made up of five candles. Regardless of tradition, Advent can be a significant time in the life of the church. It’s an opportunity for believers to remember God’s promise to send the One who would overcome sin and death forever. God promised a Savior, and He kept that promise perfectly.

God has come to be where we are, as we are, so that we might be as He is.

To help you personally and to encourage our families to remember God’s promise kept, we are glad to share a list of all kinds of Advent resources and ideas for this Christmas season!

For Personal Study

The Christmas We Didn't Expect, Dave Mathis | Amazon

Searching for Christmas, JD Greear | Amazon

The Advent of the Lamb of God, Russ Ramsey | Amazon

Come Let Us Adore Him, Paul David Tripp | Amazon

Solid Joys, Desiring God | Download the app or Listen to the podcast

Good News of Great Joy, John Piper | Free Download

Center Grove Advent Guide | Free Download

For Families

The 25 Days of Christmas, James Merritt | Amazon

Advent Conversation Cards | Purchase at She Reads Truth

Advent Scripture Calendar | Purchase at She Reads Truth

Jesse Tree Coloring Book | Purchase a Download

Names of Jesus Advent Cards | Purchase a Download

ABCs of Christmas Cards | Purchase at Tiny Theologians

Jesus Storybook Bible, Advent Guide | Free Download

The Advent Story, Krista Gilbert | Free Download

The Jesse Tree | Free Download

Bible Reading Plans

The ESV Bible App has built-in reading plans. Look for the "Christmas" category within the app.

The Bible App by YouVersion also has a ton of built-in reading plans. Search for "Advent" within the app.

The Jesus Storybook Bible resource listed above contains a 25-day reading plan for families. Below is a shorter version of that plan if 25 days is a bit too much for your family:

The Beginning: A Perfect Home

The Terrible Lie

A New Beginning

God Makes a Way

Ten Ways to be Perfect

The Warrior Leader

The Young Hero and the Horrible Giant

Daniel and the Scary Sleepover

God's Messenger

Operation No More Tears

He's Here

The Light of the Whole World

The King of All Kings

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