God’s Goodness: Tell it

Anabaptist Faith Formation Network has produced an at home resource for Advent written by Elsie Rempel. Based on the congregational worship resources developed for Leader Magazine, the guide invites families to approach Christmas by focusing on God’s goodness. It offers suggestions for creating a holy space and time in your home as well as activities to engage together throughout Advent. Below you’ll find an excerpt from week two.

Week Two

Call to Worship: Come, prepare your hearts to listen, learn and share God’s goodness. Come and worship.

Candle lighter: Light two Advent candles, then say: We light the second candle of Advent as a sign of opening our hearts to God.

Option: We light our own small lights from it and place them in the sand, as signs of
joining God’s way of goodness. Light individual tea lights.

Listening to God’s Word: Reflect on God’s ways through these texts: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-75, 76-79; Philippians 1:3-6, 7-11; Luke 3:1-6.

Pondering thoughts 

  • I wonder how you sensed God’s good ways in these texts.
  • I wonder what else you noticed in these texts.
  • I wonder how these texts can help me live like Jesus.

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Download the entire resource here.