New Resources for Advent 2017

New Resources for Advent 2017


Lynda Gomi

10/24/2017

Five new studies in the Resource Library for you to consider as you plan for Advent 2017.
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All I Want for Christmas: Opening the Gifts of God's Grace

By James W. Moore.  What’s on your Christmas list this year? How about the greatest gift of all…God’s gift to us of a Savior? This five-week all-church Advent study helps us think about what we really want for Christmas by reminding us of the amazing, life-changing gifts Christmas has in store for us.

Down to Earth

By Mike Slaughter. Nothing in all the vast, created universe could prepare us for God coming down as a helpless infant, or for Jesus the son of God intentionally positioning himself as a mere servant, identifying with the lowest of lows. Explore what down-to-earth love, humility, lifestyle, and obedience mean to us today.

Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

By Adam Hamilton. We’re not that different from Joseph. Like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves.This four week all-church Advent study of Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.

Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem

By Adam Hamilton. Experience Advent and Christmas from Mar's perspective. Imagine the pain she felt at the crucifixion, her pride as Jesus’ ministry grew, and her unrestrained joy when she looked into his tiny face that fateful night in the stable. 

 

Because of Bethlehem

By Max Lucado. Each year, the Christmas season compels people to ask the Christmas questions. What's the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? Of all the responses to these questions, there is one that stands out from the rest: Because of Bethlehem, God knows what it is like to be a human. When we talk to God about our challenges, our struggles, and our tough times, he understands, because he's been there. He's been here.