Advent Calendar - Devotions for Your Family
Posted on Dec 1, 2020 by Winston Baccus

Advent Calendar - Devotions for Your Family

Parents,

I know many people who were so excited that Christmas was almost here that the decorations came out well before Thanksgiving even hit. While we often make jokes about how Christmas decor shows up in Hobby Lobby in August, the hope that Christmas brings for our world is especially welcome early this year.

One of the projects developed by our Building Boys, Making Men program is a series of Advent Calendar Devotions. We hope these 25 devotions make this a year even more focused on the gift God sent to us on Christmas.

Each devotion includes:

  • A short Bible passage to read today (usually about 5-12 verses)
  • An explanation of what we’re focusing on in those verses
  • A couple questions you can discuss as a family
  • A challenge—a simple way for your children to start living out what you discussed

You can view the devotions on the website or download them as a PDF.

Advent Calendar Devotions

October Virtue - The Humble Hero
Posted on Oct 2, 2020 by Mark Fruitt

October Virtue - The Humble Hero

For October, our virtue is Humble Hero.  Pastor and Author Tim Keller gave this perspective on humility from his book, The Art of Self Forgetfulness.

“C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel-humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person, Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble.They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”Tim Keller - The Art of Self Forgetfulness

V3 - The Servant Leader
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Servant Leader

Takes Initiative for Others.

A servant leader:
● Uses the position and power of leadership to serve others
● Knows what it means that the last will be first
● Serves others even when it is unpopular
● Stands firm in God’s truth in an uncertain world
● Understands leadership is more courageous than comfortable
● Sees a need and meets a need and gets others involved

Key Verse: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” - Philippians 2:3-4


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