CLICK HERE to download the 2014 Advent Devotional Guide! Written and prepared by members of our community and supported missionaries, we invite you to participate in this annual tradition. The devotional is meant to be a shared experience for all of us as we prepare to celebrate our Lord’s birth.
Join the Conversation Online on the BLOG
This year, we will be publishing the Advent Devotional Guide in a series of blog posts online at www.blacknalladventdevotional.wordpress.com. A devotional will be posted each morning of Advent, beginning Sunday, November 30, and you can also sign-up to receive daily email reminders.
How to Use This Guide
Make it a part of your daily routine during Advent.
- Keep the devotional on your kitchen table so that each morning you read it over breakfast.
- Put the devotional on your pillow and resolve that you will not put your head down until you have read it.
- If you read it online, put a daily alarm on your computer or your phone that reminds you to read it at a certain time each day. Add a second back-up alarm.
- Keep your toothbrush in the devotional and read it while you brush your teeth (for three minutes your dentist recommends).
- Use it as a time of worship: open in prayer, light a candle on the Advent wreath, sing a favorite hymn or carol, read the Scripture and devotional, sing another favorite hymn or carol, and close in prayer.
- Find or create another daily habit.
Share it with friends.
- If you live with other people, read it together and then talk about it.
- Use it as a conversation starter on Sunday mornings or at other Advent events, “Did you read the Advent devotional today? What did you think?”
- Go online and share your thoughts with others at our blog: www.blacknalladventdevotional.wordpress.com.
- Parents, make it a point to talk to your kids about it. Translate it if you have to. If your kids are older, text them about it.
- Study it together with your small group.
We live in a culture that seizes every opportunity to convince us to buy stuff during this season. Let us, then, be just as intentional to seize every opportunity to think together about the Coming and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus.
Cover Artwork by Christina Saj.