Advent Devotional options

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advent graphicIf you do not currently have a daily practice of reading scripture, the Christmas season is a great time to start.  Below there are several Advent devotional options for you to check out.  After choosing one try to discipline yourself to read through it each day as we draw closer to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ:

Good News of Great Joy — by John Piper — Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent contains 25 short devotional readings beginning December 1 and going through Christmas Day. This book of Advent meditations aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. These readings are excerpted from the works John Piper and correspond to the readings in our daily devotional Solid Joys (available for iOS and Android).

Where the Light Shines Brightest — by the Billy Graham Center — We created this 25-day devotional to help all of us begin to imagine how our own personal reflection on the birth of Jesus Christ can inform and transform how we show and share the love of Jesus with a broken and hurting world. Each daily devotional includes a short reflection on the birth of Christ and a prayer for applying this revelation to our gospel witness in the world today.

Advent Guide — by the Village Church — The guide will take us on a journey from the longing of the Old Testament saints for the Messiah, to Christ’s first advent, to the longing that we now experience for His return. We will see hints and shadows of God’s promises of a Messiah, His fulfillment of those promises in His blessed Son and the promise of a future advent when Christ will return and all will be made new.

Advent: The Whole Story — Paul Tripp — Advent: The Whole Story as a four-part PDF devotional, complete with Reflection Questions, making it ideal for your personal or family devotions. I’ve also included a bonus devotional to help you think biblically about the New Year and the resolutions that come with it.