Topic: Christmas


The Names of JesusA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As we approach December, we encourage you to take a break from the busyness of the Christmas season and reflect upon the names of Jesus. Even though the list is long, not even all of these names can capture all Jesus is and all he came to earth to do for us. His…

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Nativity scene on a blue Christams ball set against a lovely gold background with lights.

10 Christmas Party Themes for Your Church Family

Don’t let the Christmas season pass by without celebrating with your church family! Here are 10 ways to bring everybody together for fun and fellowship: Surprise homebound church members by setting up a small Christmas lights display in their yard. Pick a few Christmas crafts from Pinterest and gather at church to assemble the crafts…

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Light Up Christmas with Snap-and-Glow Sticks

You may have seen kids “glowing” while they were trick-or-treating this Halloween and, we’re happy to report, kids can carry that fun right on into the Christmas season! CTA has glow sticks to help your kids’ ministry program light up the world with Jesus’ love! Each four-inch glow stick features the Bible verse John 8:12 (KJV): Jesus said, “I…

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A Very Special Night for a Very Special Familya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: CTA is proud to introduce three new Ornaments of Faith® this Christmas season!  Today’s free devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies the “Immanuel” Ornament of Faith®. The pewter-finished ornament depicts the holy family: Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child. It was specially designed as a reminder of God’s love…

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5 Reasons to Take Care of Christmas Shopping Right Now

Have you created a plan of attack for your Christmas shopping? Yes, December 25 is two months away and that puts us in the sweet spot—there’s no real rush to go shopping right now and, even though you can see it in the future, it doesn’t totally feel like you should be doing your Christmas shopping…

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FREE Resources for Saving Time This Christmas

“The King was among us, the Savior was here! And it all began that night—on that starry, starry night.” Merry Christmas! CTA has done it again—those joyful words are from CTA’s original song composed to accompany the 2016 Christmas theme Starry, Starry Night. It was written especially for kids, and they’ll sound great singing it!…

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A Christmas Prayer

Editor’s note: This prayer was written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. As we draw near to Christmas, we pray that his words will strengthen your faith and bring you great joy as you celebrate our Savior’s birth! Merry Christmas! Read Matthew 1:17-25. Lord Jesus, how…

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Great Joy from a Tiny Mangera free children’s devotion for Christmas

Editor’s note: Christmas is almost here! We know the children are surely beside themselves with excitement, so we invite you to use this children’s devotion to bring a few moments of focus and attention to Jesus’ birth. We wish you God’s blessings as you celebrate Christmas and pray that your excitement over the Baby’s birth…

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O, Come, Let Us Adore Hima free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is a Ministry Message that accompanies one of our most popular Christmas gifts: Ornaments of Faith®. This Christmas, CTA is offering nine beautiful, pewter-finished ornaments that each come with their own gift tag. This particular devotion is based on the O, Come, Let Us Adore Him ornament. Getting Started If time…

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