Advent 2017

Devotions for families to help prepare our hearts as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

This year as you prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth, we encourage you to make a nativity scene with your family as you read these devotions that have been written by our Campus and Teaching Pastors. You can make it as simple as a paper drawing that you add to during each devotion time or you can use your existing Nativity Scene and add the pieces as you read through each devotion. If you aren’t sure where to start, look at the Family Activities section below.

  • Week 1: Weekend

    Prophecy of Jesus’ Birth
    Scriptures Readings: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 11:1-5; Micah 5:2
    By Mike Glenn, Senior Pastor, Brentwood Baptist Church

    “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; one will come from you to be ruler over Israel for me. His origin is from antiquity, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

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  • Week 1: Midweek

    The City of Bethlehem
    Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-6
    By Jay Fennell, Discipleship Minister, The Church at Nolensville

    “And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David.” Luke 2:4

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  • Week 2: Weekend

    Mary & Joseph
    Scripture Readings: Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:26-38
    By Jay Strother, Campus & Teaching Pastor, The Church at Station Hill

    “She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

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  • Week 2: Midweek

    Jesus Is Born
    Scripture Reading: Luke 2:7
    By Scott Harris, Missions Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church

    “Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough.” Luke 2:7a

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  • Week 3: Weekend

    The Shepherds
    Scripture Readings: Luke 2:8-9,16-20
    By Aaron Bryant, Campus & Teaching Pastor, The Church at Avenue South

    “They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough.” Luke 2:16

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  • Week 3: Midweek

    Angels Proclaim
    Scripture Readings: Luke 2:9-14
    By David Hannah, Campus & Teaching Pastor, The Church at Lockeland Springs

    “But the angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.” Luke 2:10-11

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  • Week 4: Weekend

    Star in the East
    Scripture Readings: Matthew 2:1-2
    By Doug Jones, Campus & Teaching Pastor, The Church at Woodbine

    “’Where is He who has been born Kings of Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.’” Matthew 2:2

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  • Week 4: Midweek

    The Wise Men
    Scripture Readings: Matthew 2:3-12
    By Matt Pearson, Campus & Teaching Pastor, The Church at West Franklin

    “Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him.” Matthew 2:11a

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Family Activities