Did you know that Advent is not only a time of preparation for Jesus’ birth, but also a celebration of his Spirit coming to be with us? The word advent literally means ‘coming!’ This coming of Christ can be celebrated in many ways. This month, celebrate the season by exploring how Focus on the Family celebrates Advent. Go on an Advent adventure and walk through our list of readings and activities, then tell us how it went!
1. Welcome to Advent!
Start your Advent adventure by getting a broad understanding of the holiday.
Visit Focus on the Family’s “Welcome to Advent” page for a general overview of the meaning, importance, and themes of Advent!
Welcome to Advent Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/welcome-to-advent-2021/
2. The Importance of Advent
Explore the historical and biblical importance of Advent in greater depth.
Visit our “Why is Advent Important?” page to greater understand the foundations of the holiday.
Why is Advent Important Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/family-spiritual-growth/why-is-advent-important
3. Advent Devotional Series
Cultivate a heart of anticipation for Christ each week leading up to Christmas with our Advent Devotional Series!
Visit our “2021 Advent Devotionals for Families” page and explore the themes of hope, faith, joy, and peace leading up to Christmas.
2021 Advent Devotionals for Families Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/2021-advent-devotionals-for-families/
4. Make an Advent Wreath
Advent wreaths and candles have historically been tangible ways to celebrate the Christmas season and keep the focus on Jesus!
Wreath and Cantles Importance Link: https://www.mercyhome.org/blog/sunday-mass/advent-wreath/
Make Your Own Advent Wreath Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/o-holy-night-advent-wreath/
5. Bible Readings and Fasting
The Word of God is powerful and active in lives of every true believer. Meditate on these passages of scripture as you eagerly await the coming of your king!
The Bring Your Bible team would also like to encourage you to utilize the practice of fasting to further enhance your focus on Christ for Advent.
Visit our “Celebrate the Advent Season” page for scripture to read each day, then visit our “Fasting as a Spiritual Discipline” page and exchange the focus of one item in your life for the joy of focusing on Jesus.
Celebrate the Advent Season Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/celebrate-the-advent-season/
Fasting as a Spiritual Discipline Link: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/bring-your-bible/fasting-as-a-spiritual-discipline/
6. Tell us How it Went!
The Bring Your Bible team wants to know how it went! Send us a picture of yourself completing the December Live It Challenge and you may find yourself featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages!
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