Tuesday 1 December - Advent Video Challenge

Watch Jesus Geneology

Talk

  • I wonder why the Book of Matthew starts with the genealogy of Jesus?
  • What do you think is the most important part of Jesus’ family tree?  

Challenge

  • I wonder why the Book of Matthew starts with the genealogy of Jesus?
  • What do you think is the most important part of Jesus’ family tree?   
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Friday 4 December - Advent Video Challenge

Watch  Christmas in a Nutshell

Talk

  • What stood out for you in this video?
  • What questionable gifts have you given or received in the past?
  • How has God showed up in your life in the past?

Challenge

  • Read the words of this video aloud.
  • Think about who you could share the gift and hope of Jesus with this week? Plan how you could, and then go ahead and do it.
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Thursday 3 December - Advent Video Challenge

Watch A Prayer for Advent 

Talk

  • What stands out for you in this prayer?
  • What is your prayer or hope for this Advent season?
  • How can you share Hope today?

Challenge

  • Read the words of the prayer as you watch the video.
  • Write your own Advent prayer and share it with someone 
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Wednesday 2 December - Advent Video Challenge

Watch Hope word study

Talk

  • What did you learn about Hope from this video?
  • Would you say you have bold hope?
  • Can you say the Biblical words for Hope? (Yakhal, Qavah, Elpis)

Challenge

  • Look up the bible verses in the video. Add them to your Hope bunting.
  • What other Hope references can you find in the bible?
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Monday 30 November - Advent Video Challenge

Watch Hope

Talk

  • What things do you hope for?
  • When have you felt hopeless? What helped you at that time?
  • How does or could Jesus bring you hope?

Challenge

  • Make ‘Hope’ bunting to hang in your home.
  • Look up the Bible verses in the video. Add them to your bunting.
  • Advent Bunting printable template and instructions attached.
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Sunday 29 November - Advent Video Challenge

Watch Advent in Two Minutes

Talk

  • What new things did this teach you about Advent?
  • What is your favourite part of preparing for Christmas?
  • What things do you and your household do to prepare for Jesus?

Challenge

  • Can you say all the words while watching the video? 
  • Make an Advent wreath to display in your home and light the first candle. Take some time to think, reflect and pray about Hope.
  • Advent Wreath craft idea instructions attached. 
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Day 15 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Day 15 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Read: Acts 20:35 

Action: Reflecting over the past 15 days on God’s grace and goodness. Now is the time for your response. Electronically, or in person, make your thanksgiving gift to Emmanuel UC.

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Day 14 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Day 14 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Read: Psalm 139:14 

Action:  Give thanks that God loves you just as you are. Listen to the sounds of God’s creation around you. 

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Day 13 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Day 13 of 15 Days of Thanksgiving

Read: I Chronicles 16:34 

Action: Sunday is the day we bring our Thanksgiving offerings, have you prayed about your offering and discussed it with your family? 

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