Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Devotion Ideas--Advent Week 4

Here are a few ideas from our family's Christmas devotion time during week 4.  This week's theme for Advent was peace!  This year we are using a Christmas color as inspiration for each week's craft/snack.  Our color this week was gold.  We focused on the idea that the Son of God came willingly to take on human flesh and give His life for ours.  Our scripture focus was 2 Corinthians 5:21, "God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."  Jesus was a King, yet He gave up His throne for a manger.
Our family read the story Asleep in the Stable by Will Hillebrand. 

We sliced golden delicious apples and dipped them in peanut butter and honey to serve as our gold-themed snack.
Our crafts were crown ornaments made of yellow construction paper.  We wrote PEACE on them in gold glitter.  On the back we listed family prayer requests--people in our lives in need of the peace of God this season.  I also picked up an inexpensive pack of sun-catcher or stained glass ornaments from the dollar store.  We had a great time painting these and remembering that the "SON gives us PEACE!"

We each hung our crowns and stained glass ornaments on the Advent tree.  We also talked about ways we could find peace in Christ and share this real peace with others.  In His Peace, Shannon :-)

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