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Some Advent Resources

Here are some wonderful Advent devotional resources for you and your family to use during the Christmas season.  Included are some that you can purchase and some are free downloads. (from www.radical.net)

Merry Christmas!

Some Advent Resources

By David Burnette

Yesterday we posted a brief summary of what Advent is all about from Noel Piper. You can check that out here. Today we’re highlighting a few resources for Advent, including a couple of books and three Advent guides.

Our hope is that you will use these or other resources (most importantly God’s Word) as you reflect on God’s grace to us in Christ during this Christmas season. This upcoming Sunday – December 2nd – is the first Sunday of Advent. Enjoy:

   1. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. This book is edited by Nancy Guthrie and includes readings for Advent from the present and the past. Contributors include: Alistair Begg, John Piper, Francis Schaeffer, George Whitfield, Joni Eareckson Tada,  Tim Keller, Martin Luther, J.I. Packer, and Augustine. Now that’s some collected wisdom.

2. Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room. This is Nancy Guthrie’s Daily Family Devotions for Advent. Each day contains a reading, a prayer, and some discussion starters.

3. The Expected One from The Church at Brook Hills. “‘He’s coming!’ This shout of anticipation is the heart of Advent, a time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. These weeks leading up to Christmas day are a special time of reflection on God’s gift to us: the child Jesus…During Advent, as we celebrate the first coming of The Expected One, let’s also look forward in hopeful anticipation of his second coming. Let’s keep in mind the whole picture of who Jesus is, worshiping him as the fulfillment of all of God’s promises to us.”

4. Good News of Great Joy from Desiring God. “The team here at Desiring God did a deep dive into our thirty-plus-year reservoir of sermons and articles, and selected brief devotional readings for each day of Advent. Our hope is that God would use these readings to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus this Advent.”

5. The Season of Advent from The Village Church. “The King is coming. Jesus Christ has come and will come again. This is the hope of the Church whom He purchased with His blood. It is the eager expectation and desire of His people. His coming is our joy, for He is our treasure, our greatest good.”

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