BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Advent Study {Resources Week 2 – Love}

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As we prepare for Christmas and the wonderful season as it is because of our Saviour, let’s start this blessed Advent study today “Keeping Our Hearts Focused on Jesus”. Week 2 study starts today, how exciting.

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  • Read the daily morning passage listed on each page. You can do this alone or with your children.
  • Light a candle- one candle for the first week, two candles for the second week etc.
  • Play Christmas music in your house.


{Week 2}– Love Devotional

 

While the celebration of Christmas really is the celebration of the most important birthday to ever happen, our focus should not stop at the cute little baby in the manager. We need to always keep the cross in our mind because this is where God’s greatest act of love unfolded.God’s heart was so overwhelmingly filled with love for us, his people, that he chose to become like those he created, a needy baby completely dependent on sinful humans to care for and raise him. As he grew into a perfectly kind and compassionate man he would face the ugliness of betrayal, loneliness, suffering and pain in order to rescue a people who didn’t even care. This is love.

His love continues beyond the cross. In his love he pursues us with a tender passion not found in this world. He gives us new hearts and new desires. He never leaves us alone. He comforts us when we need it most, he hears our prayers, he causes us to grow in godliness and works all things for our good (Rom 8). All of this reflects his everlasting love.

We need to be generous to those around us because God is generous to us. We must show compassion to those who are suffering (even if it is at their own hands) because Christ is compassionate towards us. We must find ways to love the unlovely and to care for the needy because when we do this for others we are fulfilling the law and pointing to Christ.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7 )

Advent is a great time for introspection. To look back on all the things that God has done in and through us. It is also a time to look for opportunities for us to share this divine and awesome love of God with others. But such introspection will only bear fruit as it stems from our gazing upon the Son of God.

Join me this Christmas season and focus on the beautiful gift of love we have through the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

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Matthew 1:18-25 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Birth of Jesus

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

Luke 2:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Birth of Jesus

2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

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First Advent Sunday: 1 John 4:7-8

Monday: Mark 12:28-30

Tuesday: Psalm 119:105-106

Wednesday: Zephaniah 3:17

Thursday: John 12:35-36

 

First Advent Sunday -Light 2 candles. Jesus Jar- random acts of kindness.

Monday – Light 2 candles. Jesus Jar- random acts of kindness.

Tuesday – Light 2 candles. Jesus Jar- random acts of kindness.

Wednesday – Light 2 candles. Jesus Jar- random acts of kindness.

Thursday– Light 2 candles.

  • Christmas cookies- Retell the story of Christmas with your kids by making Christmas cookies that represent the nativity story
  • Give cookies to neighbors, family or friends.

What is a “Jesus Jar”?

Use any jar that you have around your house and fill it with little slips of paper, each slip containing one random act.
Monday-Thursday, have a child pull out one slip of paper and do the random act of kindness with them that day.
This is a great way to help our children actively look for ways to help people they come in contact with through out their day!

{Random Acts of Kindness}

Here are a few suggestions! Feel free to add to this list and use the best ones that fit your family!

  • Write someone a note and tell him or her how much you love them.
  • Give a stranger a sincere compliment.
  • Pay for someone’s breakfast/lunch/dinner without him/her knowing who did it.
  • Stop by the police or fire department with treats to thank them for their service.
  • Adopt a solider and send a care package to him/her thanking that individual for their service to our country.
  • Surprise a friend or family member with flowers.
  • Hold the door open for someone behind you.
  • Babysit for the single parent down the street.
  • Donate used clothes or toys to local charity.
  • Help someone load their groceries

Be blessed.

Be blessed.

Happy Advent Sunday!

For Those Who Are New Here

You can join in our FB study group too here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724894230988215/

We use SOAK Method for our study:

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I’m so excited you are here!

Be blessed,

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3 thoughts on “BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Advent Study {Resources Week 2 – Love}

  1. Sarah's Attic of Treasures says:

    I am really enjoying this Advent Series From Courtney at Good Morning Girls and Women Living Well. I am so glad that Daisy at Waling With My Saviour, Christ Jesus and Good Morning Girls UK is doing it this year….
    It is NOT too late to start.
    Love Sarah

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  2. Sarah's Attic of Treasures says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Shared from Daisy at Walking With My Saviour , Christ Jesus and Good Morning Girls UK. I am enjoying this series by Courtney From Good Morning Girls and Women Living Well.
    I am so glad to be a part of it. It is NOT too late to start.

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