BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: Advent Study {Resources Week 3 – Joy}

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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 3 study starts today, our Saviour is coming ❤

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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 3}– Joy Devotional

“When they saw the star they were overjoyed.On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary and they bowed down and worshipped him.”

On the night that Jesus was born there were no loud claps and cheers. He was born in a humble stable. In a humble stable, God became flesh.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only.”~ John 1:14

“Immanuel – God with us” ~Matthew 1:23

This is the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the holiday ham and cookies, Christmas lights and decorations, Santa and reindeer, or Barbies and Legos! It’s about Jesus – coming in the flesh – he dwelt among us – that boggles my brain! And he went from the stable to the cross because of his
love for you and me.
Isn’t life sometimes a battle for joy? The reality is life can be hard and joy is not our natural reaction to the stress of life.
John Piper says “By nature, we get more pleasure from God’s gifts than from himself.”
It’s tempting to try to find our joy within the celebrations and traditions of Christmas rather than in God himself. But let’s not wait to get our to-do lists done or to receive the perfect gift from our husband.

Crank up your Christmas music Girls!
God is with us!!!
Have a Merry Christmas!

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 2:1-12 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Visit of the Wise Men

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose[b] and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold andfrankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

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Monday: 1 John 1:4-7

Tuesday: Nehemiah 8:10

Wednesday: Psalm 16:11

Thursday: Luke 2:10-1

Friday:  Hebrews 12:1-2

 

“ It’s a Wrap” a head of time, wrap up the Wise Men, the Nativity star, Mary and Baby Jesus from one of your nativities and have your children unwrap one of the items each day and discuss the importance of that individual(s) to the Christmas story.

Monday – Light 3 candles. Wrap up some wise men and have your children unwrap them….talk about the importance of the wise men in the birth of Jesus.

Tuesday – Light 3 candles. Have your children unwrap a star. Talk about the importance the star played in the story of Jesus’s birth.

Wednesday –  Light 3 candles. Unwrap Mary. Why is it important to have a heart and a response in life like Mary? Why do you think God chose her?

Thursday– Light 3 candles. Unwrap baby Jesus. Why is He so important to this story?

Friday – Light 3 candles.

Take a drive with your family to look at Christmas lights. Ahead of time,have your children write notes or color pictures that say: “Thank you for
displaying our first love – Jesus!” and place the cards or pictures in the houses displaying nativity scenes.

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!

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

  1. Sarah's Attic of Treasures says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    This is WEEK 3 Of Good Morning Girls Advent Bible Study By Courtney…Daisy from Walking With MY Saviour Christ is sharing this series with us,
    Sorry I am behind posting it. I thought I had it scheduled.
    Love Sarah

    Like

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