Advent Resources

Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, is a season to reflect on the amazing gift of Jesus to us: God, the creator of all that is, humbled Himself to become a human baby and subject Himself to all the confusion and woe that we have to contend with. He did it out of pure love for us, to draw us to himself. Here are some resources that can inspire your reflections on this amazing truth.

Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts has daily Advent devotionals with Scripture, a poem, a devotional and a musical selection. You can read them on their website or subscribe to have them sent to your inbox each day.

From The Bible Project, a series of short videos explaining the Biblical meanings of our four Advent words: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

Apologetics Canada has a series of Advent podcasts on their YouTube channel. They also have a podcast talking about the origins of Advent.

Dr. Cheryl Bear, Indigenous Relations Specialist at Canadian Baptist Ministries, presents five brief Advent Devotionals called “Advent of Reconciliation”. You can watch them on the CBM website.

Advent Prayers and Artwork for each week from the Vanderbilt Common Lectionary. These daily prayers are based on the Lectionary readings for the four weeks of Advent, and the set for each week makes a complete prayer. Use the side arrows to go through all the slides in each week.

Week 1

Readings for Week 1 (Hope)

Week 2

Readings for Week 2 (Peace)

Week 3

Readings for Week 3 (Joy)

Week 4

Readings for Week 4 (Love) has a wealth of free family-friendly Advent activities and videos that you can use at home with your children! Find them on their website.

“Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” – these are the titles Isaiah ascribed to the coming Messiah. Read how they apply to Jesus, and find more resources to go deeper.

Focus on the Family is offering a free Christmas devotional for you and your children.  The All the Colors of Christmas Devotional is designed to help parents lead their family through the Advent season and teach their kids about the great story of God introducing Jesus to the world.

The Colson Center has a free Advent guide called Emmanuel, which means “God With Us”. You can sign up to receive the guide and a weekly email to guide you in thought, prayer, and contemplation during this season.