Advent Resources

 

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

The Dawning of Indestructable Joy: Daily Readings for Advent – John Piper – free download
and he has daily devotionals
Good links to Bible reading plans for Advent and Christmas from Bible dot com
Billy Graham Advent Readings

 

2. UK Calendars and Daily Readings

The Archbishop of York’s Advent Calendar – daily readings and reflections
24-7 Prayer: ‘When God comes near’ – helpful daily reflections but no verses and prayer time this year.
and onYoutube
Advent Church Calendar – Premier Christian Radio daily readings starting with Canon Andrew White
Angels, Dreams, Stars, Visions – online Daily Reflections from St John’s College Nottingham
Advent in 60 Seconds – daily reflections from Tim Sanderson at Holy Trinity Jesmond
Live the Challenge from the diocese of St Albans

 

3. For Families and Children

Love Life, Live Advent –  25 resources including social media – Paula Gooder and Peter Babington
Archbishop Sentamu recommendation:
Animations of the Christmas Bible Story from Scripture Union England and Wales
more resources here suitable for groups
A family Jesse Tree from the Diocese of Bath and Wells

 

4. Challenges from Mission Agencies and others

Advent Conspiracy 2014 – Worship fully, Spend less, Give more, Love all
Bible Society Advent Challenge – requires registering
Awaiting Christ Together: Weekly Anglican Primates’ messages – Anglican Relief and Development Fund

 

5. US

Trinity School for Ministry Daily Advent Devotional
The Second Coming – Daily Bible teaching from Bishop Julian Dobbs
Lent and Beyond Advent links [check out those in the right hand column as well]
and their 2014 Advent entries

 

6. New Zealand

Advent features and links from Bosco Peters
The early story of the Bible in New Zealand
An Advent voyage to Oihi Beach – Anglican Taonga
more about the 200th Gospel Anniversary commemoration in December

 

7. More Advent Links and Resources

Lent and Beyond Favorite 2014 Advent Resources – one of the broadest and most comprehensive sets of links
Evangelical Alliance have a good roundup
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have a roundup of links particularly from the charity sector
Diocese of Durham
Nearest UK Advent and Christmas services can be located here

 

8. Old Favourites

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2014
Hubblesite

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