Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Devotion Ideas--Advent Week 1

Hi, everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!  Is your Christmas decorating in full swing?  Well, before the season gets too hectic, remember that it's not too late to download 2 free Christmas devotion packs.  Just click the tab above labeled free devotion downloads for your copy/copies. 

I wanted to share a couple of ideas from our family's devotion time tonight.  This week's theme for Advent is love!  I have also decided this year to use a Christmas color as inspiration for each week's craft/snack.  Our color this week was white.  Our scripture focus was John 3:16-17

Christ came to save the world, not to judge it, just because He loved us!  How awesome!  Our family read the story The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado. 

We made cookies, using our handprints, to look like sheep. 

While those cooked, we made snowflakes for our Advent tree using coffee filters. 
We each hung our white snowflakes on the tree with a copy of tonight's verses attached.  We discussed how Christ bore our sins so that we could be pure in God's sight; His great love for us gives us the chance to be spiritually clean.  We also talked about ways we could show the love of Christ to others.  Praying you take some special time to really focus on Christ during this special CHRISTmas season!  Love, Shannon :-)

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