How to Use This Devotional
Advent contains two devotionals per day.
Click the handy “switch” at the top of the page to switch between Personal & Family Devotionals.
The Advent Personal Devotional is a 25-day curriculum of Scriptures, devotionals, and questions that starts December 1 and ends December 25.
We built this because, if we aren’t careful, the Christmas season can become about anything but celebrating the coming of Jesus. This devotional is a chance for you to walk through the whole of the Old Testament so that your heart’s affection and mind’s attention are drawn to the coming of Jesus.
To use it, simply find a quiet time and place in your schedule every day of Advent, morning or night. When that time comes, stop what you’re doing, grab your Bible, and open the Advent Personal Devotional to that day’s reading.
Read the Scriptures and devotional, answer the questions, and record your notes and answers in a journal.
Daily Bible passages help set the narrative and connect you with God’s redemptive story.
Each day’s entry is a deliberate mix of devotional content to read and reflective questions to help you process.
Original art pieces from Austin Stone artists help you visualize and remember the gospel story throughout all of Scripture.
Daily prompts guide you to pray for specific international people groups and the goers living among them.
Curated songs from Austin Stone Worship help give you space to reflect and meditate.
The Advent Family Devotional is a 25-day curriculum of Scriptures, devotionals, and questions that starts December 1 and ends December 25.
We built this because we want to help your whole family center around specific truths found in the Old Testament and have your hearts stirred together toward the coming of Jesus.
To use it, gather your family at some point each day, morning or night, read the day’s Scripture and devotional, answer the questions as a family, and record your family’s answers in a journal.
Afterward, if you so choose, watch the video at the bottom of the page and do a fun activity to help your child(ren) remember that day’s message.
And lastly, feel free to invite your child(ren) to color the ornament that goes with the day’s devotional. Learn more about the Ornament Book here and, if you don’t get one from your campus KIDS team, access the printable version here.
Read all or part of the Scriptures aloud to your children. If your children are old enough, invite them to read part of the Scripture. If they are really young, refer to the bottom of the page for “The Jesus Storybook Bible” narratives that can be read instead of the Scripture passages.
These beautiful retellings of Scripture show how God had a plan all along to display His love to the world through His Son Jesus.
An easily accessible audio narration can help guide your family through the devotional.
Take a few moments when the story is finished to use these questions as a springboard for discussion. These questions are intended to help your children apply the story to their own lives.
The activities invite everyone in your family to create, do, or discuss something related to that day’s story. Check for a “Before” or “After” next to the link as an indication of whether you should watch the video before or after reading the devotional. Supplies for all activities are listed in the Shopping List. Finally, some activities suggest singing a song from Only Jesus, the new KIDS worship album from Austin Stone Worship.