Reaching Bartlett And Beyond For Christ

Welcome to our Faith Baptist Church Advent page. Here you will you our favorite suggestions for Advent devotion. One of the greatest challenges to the pure celebration of Christmas is our busy schedules. This year, we invite you to slow down. Center you heart and mind on the birth of our Savior and the everlasting love of God.

Below is a list of both online and hard-copy options. You will also find suggested audiences for each resource.

 

ONLINE

Advent Guide – whole family, adults
Redeemer Baptist Church – Olive Branch, MS
https://redeemerolivebranch.com/advent/
Written by our friends at Redeemer Baptist, this online resource includes a short devotional thought for each day of Advent. These daily words of encouragement make a great tool for a busy family or for a person to read on their lunch break.

The Bible Project: Advent – whole family
https://thebibleproject.com/advent-word-series-churches/
This is a fantastic online resource for the whole family. Produced in 3-4-minute videos, each week of Advent introduces a new word for study. The videos do a great job of tying together the Old and New Testaments. Children will especially love this experience because the animation of the videos is well done and holds attention, without being too long.

Advent 2018 – teenagers, adults
Christianity Today – PDF on tablet or portable device
https://ctmagazine.myshopify.com/products/advent-20187-4-week-devotional-guide-pdf?utm_source=web&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=print-bundle
This is a well-done devotional series best used for personal devotion. As an electronic production, it is great for a person or family on-the-go. It’s also perfect to cozy up by a fire with hot chocolate late at night. It features devotions by Christianity Today contributors and editors such as Mark Galli, Timothy Keller, Sandra McCracken, and others.

Good News of Great Joy by John Piper – adults
Preview: https://vimeo.com/113740285
https://www.desiringgod.org/books/good-news-of-great-joy
What makes this resource great is the variety of options. You can download the PDF or hear John Piper read the devotions aloud. 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.

 

BOOKS

Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent by Arnold Ytreedie – older elementary
https://www.amazon.com/Jothams-Journey-Storybook-Arnold-Ytreeide/dp/0825441749
In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.

Waiting Here for You by Louie Giglio – adults
Preview video: https://youtu.be/Ampimd8KNyg
https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Here-You-Louie-Giglio/dp/0718085086
Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation. This devotional is perfect for those who are in periods of waiting or facing uncertainty. Through the story of the coming of Jesus, Advent teaches that waiting is the means God often uses to carry his plans in our lives. Pastor and author Louie Giglio brings hope and peace to readers as they wait with expectation during the season of Advent.

Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul Tripp – adults
https://www.amazon.com/Come-Let-Adore-Him-Devotional
The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper―not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper – adults
https://www.amazon.com/Dawning-Indestructible-Joy-Readings-Advent
The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it is also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming―the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity. This is the greatest of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening and intensifying the joy of Christmas. These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.