Focus on the true spirit of Christmas this year by celebrating Advent, a celebration that uses the four Sundays prior to Christmas as a time to contemplate Christ’s birth.
Today’s devotional is on joy:
• Scriptures about joy: Isaiah 12:2–5; Mosiah 3:3–4; John 16:20–22
• Read the Visitation of Mary to Elisabeth and Mary’s Magnificat: Luke 1:39–55
• Suggested songs: “Joy to the World,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “The Holly and the Ivy”
• Week’s study: Luke 2, Babe of Bethlehem
For more info on Sunday Advent, read Preparing for a Christ-Centered Christmas.