Advent Resources 2023

Sometimes, the weeks leading up to Christmas are so full that we miss what is most important. As you plan this holiday season, consider asking yourself, what might help you stay connected to God in this season?

Advent and Christmas are spiritual seasons where we have the chance to remember the story of people longing for Jesus’ arrival, the unexpected ways he shows up, and the generous and good gifts God gives. We’ve provided some suggested resources below. Don't try to do it all. Try to find ways to slow down during a busy season to be still and be with God. 

May God meet you in simple ways during this season!


Blue Christmas

December 12, 2023

A worship service for those struggling or sad during Christmastime.

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Reading Plans & Devotionals


Advent and Christmas Scripture (SOAP) Guide

Advent and Christmas are spiritual seasons where we remember (along with Christians around the world) the story of people longing for Jesus’ arrival, the unexpected ways he shows up, and the generous and good gifts of God. This Scripture reading plan uses the acronymn SOAP to help you develop the habit of engaging Scripture. It also provides some practical challenges for each week of the season.

Advent Reflections Reading Plan on the YouVersion Bible App

From the scholars and creative team at The Bible Project, this 28-day reading plan incorporates animated videos, short summaries, and reflective questions to help you explore the biblical meaning of hope, peace, joy, and love. The YouVersion Bible app lets you engage a reading plan on your own or connect and read with friends. 

Biola University Advent Calendar 2023

Sign up to receive a daily devotion by email with Scripture, art, music and thoughtful reflections put together by Biola University.

Shadow & Light – Tsh Oxenreider

This book provides fresh insights for new and longtime believers alike. Each day includes Scripture, a reflection, a question, and a simple activity to engage the senses, such as lighting candles, listening to music, and viewing artwork both old and new.

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

From some of the best-loved Christian writers, this book has 50 readings, one for each day of the Advent and Christmas seasons (from the last week of November to the first week of January).

Weekly Lectionary Scripture Reading - Advent

Many Christian churches use a common Scripture reading plan for each Sunday of the year (the Revised Common Lectionary). This website allows you to see and read the Scriptures for the season of Advent (as well as some written prayers and artwork). Each Sunday has an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading. These Scriptures could be read in personal quiet time or with family and friends around the Advent candle lighting.

Lectionary Scripture Reading - Christmas

This website shows the weekly Scripture readings for the season of Christmas (as well as some written prayers and artwork). In the Christian church year, Christmas is a season that begins on December 25th and lasts for 12 days.



Worship in the Word: Christmas - RightNow Media

If you have kids in your life, use this series of Christmas devotional videos by musicians, Shane & Shane, on RightNow Media to engage together around familiar Christmas songs. Each video leads through a short teaching, music, and simple questions for family discussion. If you need a free RightNow Media account, visit

Five Minute Family Devotionals - RightNow Media

Big Questions About Christmas features 12 short videos exploring some of the questions kids might have about Christmas. Each one ends with some prompts for family discussion, a Bible verse, and a prayer. To get your RightNow Media account for free, go to