In this From Heaven Above Family Advent Worship Series, help families focus on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series written by trained ministers to families, Rev. Leon Jameson and Ruth Geisler, family members of all generations will gather together in a more informal setting to “unwrap” one of the precious treasures that is delivered to us in the holy child wrapped in swaddling clothes. A simple order of service, a short sermon, song suggestions and ideas for activities and crafts are included for each week.
- Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day. Families will engage in activities revolving around what it means to have the gift of hope as we wait for Jesus’ return.
- Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God, we share his love with others. Families will engage in activities revolving around what it means to have the gift of love in our daily lives.
- Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world. Families will engage in activities revolving around what it means to have the gift of peace each day.
- Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus, we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence. Families will engage in activities revolving around what it means to have the gift of life each day and for all eternity.
Kit includes everything you need for each service as well as the text of the entire kit in .rtf (rich text format), a list of contemporary music song suggestions for each service and PowerPoint documents of all the services with images and text (along with a copyright release) for use on screens.
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