Advent Family Readings Week 4: Love

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Sunday, December 22nd Reading: Is. 7:10-14

Immanuel means, “God with us”. It’s an incredible gift that God has given us. Because of Jesus, we have the Spirit of God living inside of us–at all times. We never have to feel lonely or scared or frightened. How have you sensed God with you?

Monday, December 23rd Reading: Matthew 1:18-2:2

The story of Jesus’ birth is great! It affected many people, even those who were not from Israel. The wise men were the first sign that God’s love and salvation was reaching outside of the Jewish people. How did the wise men react when they saw the baby? Can you spend a minute worshiping Jesus around the table tonight? Maybe sing O Come Let Us Adore:

“O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come, ye, oh come, ye, to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him, born the King of Angels

O, come let us adore Him. O come, let us adore Him.
O, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord we greet thee. Born this happy morning
Jesus to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing

O, come let us adore Him. O come, let us adore Him.
O, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.”

Tuesday, December 24th Reading: Luke 2:1-7

It seems as though Jesus was born without a party. Not many people seemed to notice. Bethlehem didn’t have a parade for Him or name a park in his honor. That’s how Jesus enters our lives. Quietly. But don’t be confused by his quiet entrance. He comes with enough force to change our lives from the inside out. He teaches how to love and worship God and live a life that helps those around us. All He wants from us is to ask Him to be King over our hearts and to live a life with Him. Have you done that? It really is the best decision you will ever make. Merry Christmas!

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