2017 Advent Devotional
Prepare your heart for Christmas with the Covenant Advent Devotional. In the booklet and emails, you’ll find devotionals written by Covenant members wrestling with scripture, questions to reflect on and discuss with others, and suggestions for activities to do with your family. We also hope that you’ll build a habit of spending time in scripture that will last long after Christmas comes and goes.
The Advent devotions will also be used in our Daily Devotional email during the season. Sign up below. For more information, contact Kathryn Sedberry.
Here are some suggestions for making the most of your Advent journey with the help of the booklet or emails:
Each Sunday in Advent, we light one candle in our Advent wreath during worship for each of the four themes of Advent: hope, peace, joy, and love. Look for these weekly themes of Advent as you read. How do you see the coming Christ in each story?
The daily scripture readings include a Psalm, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading. We encourage you to read all the scriptures for each day, even though the author may have chosen only one or two from which to write their reflection. Pay attention to how God may be speaking to you through the daily scripture readings and the author’s reflection.
Each page of the devotional contains a Family Connection segment, with suggestions for family activities pertaining to that week’s Advent theme. These practical, simple, and meaningful activities are intended to engage your entire family to celebrate the season and be reminded of the light of Christ coming into the world.
Each author has shared his or her family’s favorite Christmas tradition, which perhaps will help your family create new traditions or enhance your existing ones.