2018 Advent Resources

2018 Advent Resources
Last updated on December 1, 2018

Advent is what we call the season leading up to Christmas. It begins four Sundays before December 25, sometimes in the last weekend of November, sometimes on the first Sunday in December.

For four weeks, it’s as if we’re re-enacting, remembering the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s what advent means—coming.

Even God’s men who foretold the grace that was to come didn’t know “what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating." They were waiting, but they didn’t know what God’s salvation would look like.


Noel Piper, Desiring God




As we wait for the celebration of Christmas this year, prepare your heart and ponder that God became man.  Here are a few resources to help you and your family anticipate the coming of Christ:

Knowing Him by Name - Focus on the Family

Good News of Great Joy -  Desiring God

6 Ideas for Celebrating Advent as a Family - Lifeway


If you use the YouVersion Bible app, here are a few reading plans worth checking out:


The King is Coming - 26 days - Seacoast Church

Waiting Here for You, An Advent Journey of Hope - 7 days - Louie Giglio

Countdown to Christmas - 29 days - Focus on the Family

Rediscovering the Christmas Season - 25 days - Life Church



For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV


Jenison Bible Church - Christmas Schedule

Sunday, December 2
8:30 & 11:00 AM - What's So Important About Geneology? ~ Pastor Mark Bouslog
9:50 - 10:45 AM - Jr High through Adult - Live Nativity information meeting (Kids have Sunday School as usual)
5:30 PM - "Away in a Manger" - Kids' Sunday School Christmas Program

Friday, December 7
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity

Saturday, December 8
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity

Sunday, December 9
8:30 & 11:00 AM - All in for Jesus? ~ Pastor Mark Bouslog
9:50 AM  - Sunday School for all ages
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Behlehem Experience & Live Nativity

Sunday, December 16
8:30 & 11:00 AM - What a Beautiful Name ~ Worship Arts Christmas Presentation
9:50 AM - Sunday School for all ages
5:30 PM - Evening Service ~ Testimonies from the Live Nativity

Saturday, December 22
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Food Pantry "Fill A Bag" Outreach

Sunday, December 23
8:30 & 11:00 AM - Morning Services
9:50 AM - Sunday School for all ages
5:30 PM - Early Christmas Eve Service

Friday, December 28
6:30 PM - War Room movie showing

Sunday, December 30
8:30 & 11:00 AM - Morning Services - Pastor Mark Bouslog
9:50 AM - Sunday School for all ages
5:30 PM - Evening Service - Pastor Mark Bouslog