Advent 12/8

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All items in blue are from Carrie Pratt's Mentor Mom's materials and are used here with permission.

I took Sunday off (because even God took a day to rest) and yesterday was a frenzy of activity from waking up the sun until I finally collapsed into my bed.  Some days are just like that and you do the best you can.  I think it's funny that in all my hustling about, today's advent reading is about Peace.  Jesus didn't come to knock out our to-do lists, but to give peace to our spirits.  With so much happening in the world today, it can be easy to feel anxious and afraid.  I was deeply blessed by the sermon our Preacher did on Sunday on that topic, if you'd like to watch it you can here.

Family Scripture Reading: 

 Isaiah 9:6 & Ephesians 2:14-17

"He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near." Ephesians 2:17"

Family Discussion Suggestion: 
First discuss how the prophet Isaiah was given a message from God that the Prince of Peace would be born (Isaiah 9:6). Then talk about the fact that the Apostle Paul shared with the Ephesians that Jesus was the Prince of Peace and that He came to the Earth to teach people about how to live a peaceful life by "setting aside. . . the law" and reconciling humanity through the cross.

We can not be saved by doing enough good works, we must be saved through Jesus alone. This should be one of our goals as Christians, to love our neighbors, tell them about Jesus and live peacefully among them.

Advent Activity: 

Names of Christ Match Up: 
Allow your children to look up the names of Christ in the Bible from the verses provided. Then allow them to match-up the names to the pictures in this PDF file.

Make it Simple: 
You can simply read the verses from your phone or tablet and let your children view the pictures if you would rather not print it out.






Jodi @ God Still Speaks

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Boy mom of three. Married to the same man since 2002. Former working mom turned stay-at-home mom. I love my faith, family, and coffee.

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests to made known to God. — Philippians 4:6