By: Pastor Scott Brodd
We're already here; the Christmas season has begun! It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the coming of Christ last Christmas. If you reflect on last year's advent season, it was probably filled with a lot of fun Christmas events including, but not limited to, caroling, candles, candies, cookies, costumes and celebrations. The weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas can fill up pretty quickly, which can often leave out the most important part of the season: taking time to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ. This season is also known as the advent season. Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. Therefore, the season itself is to direct us to Jesus. So the real question is...
Parents, what are you doing to point your kids to Jesus this Christmas season?
Celebrations are fun, cookies are yummy, but Christ is primary during the advent season. So what are you doing to intentionally direct your kids to Jesus this Christmas? If you haven't asked yourself this question, take some time to consider this question. For those of you who are eager to point your kids to Jesus, but aren't sure what to use or how to go about doing it as a family, look no further.
One of my personal favorite ministries is The Village Church located in Texas and this year they have worked hard to compile a resource to equip parents with the tools they need to disciple their kids during Christmas. This resource is called the Advent Guide and it is filled with neat ideas on how you can weekly gather your family around Jesus' arrival, leading them through scripture, carols, and fun activities all pointing to Jesus. It also has sections for personal study and devotion. The guide is free and can be downloaded at the link below! If you are eager to disciple your kids, this is an awesome way to do it! Merry Christmas and happy discipling!!!