frgavin on December 4th, 2014

 

Advent1. Advent Bible Reading Plans

Scripture Union USA: ‘Take The Essential Journey to Bethlehem this Advent’ – Spend just a few minutes each day following the Bible’s story of Jesus’ birth

http://www.scriptureunion.org/journey%20to%20bethlehem
The Dawning of Indestructable Joy: Daily Readings for Advent – John Piper – free download
http://www.desiringgod.org/books/the-dawning-of-indestructible-joy
and he has daily devotionals
http://solidjoys.desiringgod.org/en/
Good links to Bible reading plans for Advent and Christmas from Bible dot com
https://www.bible.com/reading-plans?category=christmas_and_advent
Billy Graham Advent Readings
http://billygraham.org/landingpages/advent/pdfs/adventbrochure.pdf

 

2. UK Calendars and Daily Readings

The Archbishop of York’s Advent Calendar – daily readings and reflections
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/pages/advent-calendar-2014.html
24-7 Prayer: ‘When God comes near’ – helpful daily reflections but no verses and prayer time this year.
http://www.24-7prayer.com/podcasts
and onYoutube
https://www.youtube.com/user/247Pray/videos
Advent Church Calendar – Premier Christian Radio daily readings starting with Canon Andrew White
http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Advent/The-Church-Advent-Calendar
Angels, Dreams, Stars, Visions – online Daily Reflections from St John’s College Nottingham
http://www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/abook2014/
Advent in 60 Seconds – daily reflections from Tim Sanderson at Holy Trinity Jesmond
http://www.htjesmond.org.uk/new-here/latest-news/advent-reflections/
Live the Challenge from the diocese of St Albans
http://www.livethechallenge.co.uk/home/

 

3. For Families and Children

Love Life, Live Advent –  25 resources including social media – Paula Gooder and Peter Babington
http://www.liveadvent.net/
Archbishop Sentamu recommendation:
http://www.archbishopofyork.org/articles.php/3185/make-room-for-the-manger-says-archbishop-of-york-this-advent
Animations of the Christmas Bible Story from Scripture Union England and Wales
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6eabJ_dx_rWSpmJ2r2STDjfAh5cvUmEe
more resources here suitable for groups
https://www.wordlive.org/Groups/Adventanimationsforgroups/224813.id#.VHvAtmdrkqA
A family Jesse Tree from the Diocese of Bath and Wells
http://www.bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/news/story/721/

 

4. Challenges from Mission Agencies and others

Advent Conspiracy 2014 – Worship fully, Spend less, Give more, Love all
http://www.adventconspiracy.org/
Bible Society Advent Challenge – requires registering
http://tinyurl.com/movkaxr
Awaiting Christ Together: Weekly Anglican Primates’ messages – Anglican Relief and Development Fund
http://anglicanaid.net/awaiting-christ-together-messages-global-anglican-family/

 

5. US

Trinity School for Ministry Daily Advent Devotional
http://www.tsm.edu/advent2014/devotion
The Second Coming – Daily Bible teaching from Bishop Julian Dobbs
http://vimeo.com/channels/837339/
Lent and Beyond Advent links [check out those in the right hand column as well]
https://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/advent-2014-at-lent-beyond/
and their 2014 Advent entries
https://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/tag/advent-2014/

 

6. New Zealand

Advent features and links from Bosco Peters
http://liturgy.co.nz/tag/advent
The early story of the Bible in New Zealand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWk99yOflpc
An Advent voyage to Oihi Beach – Anglican Taonga
http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/News/Tikanga-Pakeha/Active
more about the 200th Gospel Anniversary commemoration in December
http://www.biblesociety.org.nz/biblemonth/bible-month-resources

 

7. More Advent Links and Resources

Lent and Beyond Favorite 2014 Advent Resources – one of the broadest and most comprehensive sets of links
https://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/links-to-favorite-advent-devotional-sites-for-2014/
Evangelical Alliance have a good roundup
http://www.eauk.org/church/resources/christmas-resources.cfm
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have a roundup of links particularly from the charity sector
http://www.ctbi.org.uk/519
Diocese of Durham
http://tinyurl.com/cnnmv77
Nearest UK Advent and Christmas services can be located here
http://www.achurchnearyou.com

 

8. Old Favourites

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2014
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/12/2014-hubble-space-telescope-advent-calendar/100863/
Hubblesite
http://hubblesite.org/

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