Aloha Ohana, are pleased to present you with a number of resources for Advent and Christmas. We just received this newest resource, a free book, by Andreas J. Kostenberger and Alexander Stewart, “The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation.” If you’ve wanted to learn more about the context and meaning of the Christmas story, and Christ’s birth, this is a must read!
For Advent this year we have a free PDF book by Rev. Dr. John Piper, The Dawning of Indestructible Joy. This is a free resource for your use. May the Lord richly bless you and prepare Christ room in your heart and mind in this Advent season.
If you’re looking for something smaller that provides reflections for each week of Advent you can download our free ELCA Advent Devotion, one devotion for each week of Advent.
If you’re looking to engage in a more formal study for this Advent Season, check out this four week Bible Study.
Check out this great article that will invite you to consider your Baptism in light of both Advent and Christmas.
Also, if you’ve ever wondered what the meaning and significance of the Christian Advent wreath is, check out this short article that will unpack the meaning and significance!