Articles on Secular-topics:holidays/advent

12 Ideas to Show Christ’s Love This Christmas

Make sure to spend your holiday the way God would want. Here are some ideas to get you started.

What’s in a Name: The Powerful Names of Jesus

Taking time to meditate on the many names of Jesus can enrich your worship.

40 Days of Purpose

There are 40 non-sabbath days until Easter Sunday. The church sets apart Easter to more fully celebrate and remember Jesus's finished work on the cross—the work that conquered death.

Take the Quiz: How Much Holiday Spirit Do You Have?

Find out how you really feel about Christmas!

Quiz: How Much Holiday Spirit Do You Have?

Take our quiz to find out how you really feel about Christmas!

What Is Advent?

Advent is the four-week season of anticipation that precedes Christmas Day. It celebrates the coming of God in the flesh — in the person of Jesus Christ.

Advent Daily Devotional - Celebrate Jesus: Your Unexpected Source of Hope

As you reflect on Jesus’ coming throughout this special day, take a moment with your family, friends or on your own to read today’s passage from Luke 2 aloud.

Advent Daily Devotional - Justice and Forgiveness: Get What You Feel You Deserve

Even when you don’t feel it, in your darkest moments, Jesus is with you. It is the promise of Christmas, when He entered the world to save it.

Advent Daily Devotional - Remember This When You Fail

What do you feel you deserve from God? Turn your struggles over to God and thank Him that He offers forgiveness that you do not deserve.

Advent Daily Devotional - You Can Experience the Crazy Generosity of God

When you mess up, Jesus isn’t surprised or distant. He saw your failure coming. He intervened for you, both in prayer and on the cross.

Advent Daily Devotional - Jesus Loves the Real You

In Luke 21, Jesus gazes in wonder at a widow who empties her pockets with a faith that reflects who He is: One who emptied Himself for rich and poor alike.

Advent Daily Devotional - Misunderstood No More

As you prepare for Christmas, remember that Jesus loves you just the way you are. He’s not asking you to clean up your act.

Advent Daily Devotional - You Can Be a Kid Again!

Throughout Luke’s gospel, Jesus consistently responds to misunderstood or marginalized people with tenderness and compassion.

Advent Daily Devotional - Wonderful, Angry December

Which category of people - those who trust in themselves or those who trust in Jesus with childlike faith - do you typically fall into?

Advent Daily Devotional - 3 Ways You Can Live Generously

I was so busy being angry about my Christmas tree, I was missing the real joy of Christmas - when Jesus left His glorious heavenly home to be born in a manger.

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