Each day over the next 25 days (beginning December 1st), Kid Theology is going to celebrate the first Advent (or coming) of God incarnate, Immanuel (God with us), Jesus, whose name means the Lord saves! Would you like to celebrate Christmas all December-long with us?
If the answer is "Yes!", then you can receive straight to your email inbox an easy, effective, and intentional way to celebrate and highlight advent with your children every day in December leading up to Christmas day. Our goal is to set you up well by doing the work for you ahead of time. All that will be required of you is to sign up for a free daily email that will be in your inbox each morning, to open said email each day, and to spend a few minutes with your family bringing attention to Jesus' incarnation. This can be done in the morning, mid-day, at the dinner table, or before bed. Are you up for the challenge?
It's going to go something like this...
- We will give you a verse of the day, that speaks to the reality of the incarnation and its implications. We will walk you through the story of how Jesus came to the earth to save sinners, beginning in Genesis, where we see the first hint of Christmas in chapter 3.
- We will then provide you with an explanation of the verse to give you context as well as to help you as you talk to your children about the particular verse.
- Additionally, there will be one or two guiding questions for you to work through as a family. These questions will help you to come to your own conclusions about the wonder of the incarnation and how Christmas has specific implications for our lives.
- Finally (and probably most fun), we will be providing you with an Advent activity list with some super easy and fun-filled activities for you to do as a family this season. You will be able to refer to this list each day throughout Advent to determine which activities work best within your crazy-busy holiday schedules.
So are you in? If so click this link to sing up for the daily emails in December with your very own daily advent guide. It's as easy as that.
Also, have you had a chance to read up on the why behind Advent? We wrote a brief, but helpful explanation in a previous post. You can access that by clicking here.
Our hope at KT is that during this Christmas season, Jesus would rule and reign over your hearts and minds; that you would seek to make much of him in your homes; that you would remember the real reason for the season; that you would make it your main objective to emphasize the beauty of the incarnation (and what it means for all of us - salvation, redemption, rescue, forgiveness, adoption, future glory), rather than getting caught up in the entrapments of holiday consumerism.
The greatest gift you can give to your child this Advent season is Jesus. He is their only hope! He is your only hope!