Once or twice a month, I gather up links to some of my favourite reading and resources from the past fortnight. I’d love to know what you’ve been reading in the comments too.
This time we’re getting festive! Many of these links are resources from previous years that I’ve found helpful again.
- Christmas Outreach Starts Now by Carl Laferton
- Matt Chandler on Rediscovering Evangelism During Christmas by Matt Chandler
- 14 Simple Outreach Ideas with an Eternal Focus by Marci Ferrell
- How to Pray for Unbelieving Family Members by William Philip
On the Christmas season:
- You Were Made to Yearn by Glenna Marshall
- This Advent Will Change You: The Habit of Waiting for Christmas by David Mathis
- People Are More Valuable Than Stuff by Ryan Hawkins
For more on why I love the first three of these carols, see my post from Monday: The Carols I’m Playing On Repeat This Christmas
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Sovereign Grace Music
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Shane & Shane
- Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Sara Groves
- Away in a Manger by Jon McLaughlin (this version makes me cry!)
- O Holy Night by Shane Harper
- O Little Town of Bethlehem by Shane & Shane
- Gloria by MercyMe
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Sovereign Grace Music
- What Child Is This? by Shane & Shane
These are the two Advent devotionals I’m using:
Wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Wrapped in a servant’s towel,
Wrapped in linen burial cloth,
dead in sin.
Wrapped in risen glory,
— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) December 17, 2019
O come all ye faithless, joyless and defeated.
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Christmas is for the weary, for the messed-up, and for the broken. If your life isn't Instagrammable, Christmas is for you.
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."
— Sam Allberry (@SamAllberry) December 7, 2018
Don’t leave Jesus in the manger.
Don’t leave Jesus in Mary’s arms.
Don’t leave Jesus in Joseph’s care.
Preach a resurrected Christ!
Preach a living Christ!
Preach a soon returning Christ!
— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) December 7, 2019