5 Advent Devotionals

It’s not too late to press in to the Advent season. Here are 5 daily devotionals I recommend to get you started. Why use a devotional? Advent is a daily journey that reminds us of how God stepped into the darkest darkness of our sinful world to save us, and so our daily quiet time reflects that journey from darkness to light as we trust in Jesus. In defiance of the demands we face this season, a daily devotional can help focus your attention away from the busyness and onto Jesus with the help of short reflections, hymns, and guided prayers. Try one of these, for you or a friend, and feel free to suggest one you’ve read in the comments below.

The First Songs of Christmas: An Advent Devotional
Author: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Our Women's Ministry team has been impacted by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth's wisdom, and I know the Lord will also use her writing to impact you this Christmas season. Her 31-day devotional focuses on the songs of Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon, all found in Luke chapters 1-2.
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Christmas According to Christ
Author: Alistair Begg
How about a FREE option from the Bible app (Bible.com)? This short 5-day plan featuring excerpts from Pastor Alistair Begg focuses attention on the core of who Jesus is and what He came to do. When you’re done, explore the many other free reading plans offered by the Bible app and take advantage of their mobile app to keep Scripture always close at hand.
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From Heaven
Author: A.W. Tozer
This 28-day devotional features short selections from renowned preacher A.W. Tozer’s sermons. While there are no accompanying prayer guides like most devotionals, you shouldn’t have any problem as each day’s excerpt will lead you directly into worship.
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Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope
Author: Louie Giglio
Advent is a busy season, and it’s all too easy to forget the reason for our hope and peace. This easy-reading devotional by Atlanta-based pastor Louie Giglio helps put the reader in a posture of anticipation. You'll have guided prayers and accompanying hymns for reflection.
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The Jesus Storybook Bible: A Christmas Collection
Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
If you have children or grandchildren, this one’s for you. You may have heard Pastor Cliff read last Christmas Eve from the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. We read it with our children and I can tell you from experience that it’s a great tool to have deep conversations about faith in Jesus with your little ones. The Christmas version of this features audio recordings and related activities to help point your little ones to the real reason for Christmas.
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Did you know the Lifeway Explore the Bible series we use in Connect Groups has Daily Discipleship guides available for each week’s lesson? While we don’t usually order hard copies, ask your Connect Group leader for how to get a PDF copy. These discipleship guides are great ways to dive deeper with each week’s Connect Group content.

This post compiled by Mike Browning, CFB Connect Group leader and contributor

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