Celebrating Advent

This Sunday marks the start of the Advent season.  Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “anticipation”.  Throughout church history the four weeks preceding Christmas have been set aside by Christians to intentionally focus on anticipating the celebration of the birth of Christ.  This is a great time, especially for families, to do devotions together that help deepen and grow your affections for the Savior by meditating on His incarnation.  Below are some resources that can help:

FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS:

http://www.amazon.com/M-Manger-Crystal-Bowman/dp/1496401956/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851962&sr=1-1&keywords=m+is+for+manger

FOR FAMILIES WITH VARYING AGES:

http://www.myoverthinking.com/2015/11/28/the-story-has-just-begun-advent-readings/

http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Manger-Calendar-Adventures-Odyssey/dp/1589978242/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851910&sr=1-2&keywords=focus+on+the+family+advent

http://cdn.desiringgod.org/pdf/books_btgt/btgt.pdf

FOR FAMILIES WITH OLDER KIDS:

http://www.amazon.com/Prepare-Him-Room-Celebrating-Devotional/dp/1939946530

http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Christmas-Family-Advent-Celebration/dp/0891096051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851935&sr=1-1&keywords=christ+in+christmas

FOR ADULTS:

http://www.amazon.com/Behold-Lamb-God-Russ-Ramsey/dp/0988963280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448852002&sr=1-1&keywords=behold+the+lamb

http://www.desiringgod.org/books/the-dawning-of-indestructible-joy

http://www.desiringgod.org/books/good-news-of-great-joy
 

FOR MUSIC LOVERS:

http://www.myoverthinking.com/2013/12/11/preparing-christmas-song-advent-hymns/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/behold-lamb-god-10th-anniversary/id343446118

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prepare-him-room-celebrating/id1056220580

Praise God our Immanuel!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Jeff