1. KYCK Christmas Devotions (For Youth)
Release date: Weekly from 2nd December 2021
In this four-part series, the KYCK team have put together some weekly devotionals for youth to reflect on the significance of Christmas, how Jesus came into the world as God incarnate and how the Word became flesh. Here is a sample excerpt of Devotion 1 on John 1:1-14:
In this passage we see two pictures of Jesus:
– Portrait 1. God the Son, who was there before the world began, and
– Portrait 2. Jesus, born of a woman (the word became flesh).
John is also very careful to note the order; God the Son who existed before the creation of the world, was born of a woman – God in the flesh. If your picture of Jesus is just Portrait 2 the popularised view of “little baby Jesus in his gold-fleece diaper” and you’re missing Portrait 1 “God the Son, who was there before the world began”, then quick maths…you only have half the picture.
2. Christmas 21
Release date: 21st December 2021
This six-part devotional series looks at the hearts of some Bible characters in the lead up to Jesus’ birth: Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, the Magi, and the prophets Simeon and Anna. Here is a sneak peek of the first devotional ‘Doubt – Zechariah’:
In the face of God’s providence, it is easy to disbelieve His promises, or question His providence as Zechariah did. He, those around him, and all who came after him were blessed with what happened to Zechariah as a sign that God’s hand was in the events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ.
3. Joy in This Season
Release date: 4th January 2022
This five-part devotional series by L-T Hopper looks at how to find joy – reason for gladness independent of circumstances – in this tough season of COVID and global upheaval. Here is a sneak peek of the first devotional ‘Fear and Joy’:
Over the last 18 months, the world has been gripped with the fear, loss, and upheaval caused by the global COVID pandemic. We have teetered on the edge of a global economic recession. Key democratic nations have erupted in tribal divisions and hostilities. Natural disasters, like the bushfires of 2020, have scourged the face of the earth. Global warming is on the rise. And that is just the bigger picture, without the stressors of our ordinary lives.
It’s easy to feel fearful, discouraged, and even burnt out in this season. I have felt these things myself. This devotional series is about finding God, and His joy in these tough times.
We hope that these devotional series will be a blessing to you and your family and help keep spurring on your faith this Christmas and New Year. Make sure to download the KCC One App, which is available on mobile, tablet and on the web (https://www.kccone.org.au/).
6 Advent Resources for You this Christmas
With Christmas just right around the corner, we have partnered with The Wandering Bookseller to bring you a list of recommended advent resources for you this Christmas.
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