Topic: Free Devotions

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Glad Tidings, Great JoyA free Christmas devotion for this week’s meetings

“I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10 KJV). This Scripture verse has become the basis for dozens of Christmas carols. One in particular comes to us from 19th Century England: God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior Was born on…

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God’s Bright, Bright Promisesa free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Have you ever been outside on a dark, dark night—a night without a moon? Maybe you were camping with your family. Maybe you were walking…

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The Gift Is for YouA free Advent devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: In just a few days we will celebrate Christmas. For most of us, Christmas is more than just one day; it is an entire season filled with so many different sights and sounds and memories. As you experience this season, don’t forget the most important gift of all–the Gift of Jesus! Here’s a Christmas devotion…

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A Dark, Dark Daya free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Why are children sometimes afraid of the dark? (Accept and affirm reasonable responses—we can’t see in the dark, we don’t know what may be hiding…

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Pause and Ponder God’s PeaceA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This text originally appeared in one of CTA’s Christmas devotional books. Although the book is no longer in print, the message of peace that God has given us through Jesus Christ remains true today and every day. Let these words calm your spirit and multiply your joy this Christmas season! Peace! The Christmas…

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Starry, Starry Nighta free Christmas devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s children’s devotion comes from CTA’s latest Christmas theme, Starry, Starry Night. This theme features 25 FREE resources to help you expand the impact of your ministry this holiday season. All of the resources can be instantly downloaded in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. Look for Christmas programs, Christmas music, coloring pages, and much…

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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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Counting Your Blessings Every Daya free Thanksgiving devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: We encourage you to use this Thanksgiving devotion as you celebrate with your church, your co-workers, and your family. Amidst the turkey and pumpkin pie, take time to reflect on God’s gracious provisions in your life and the wonderful opportunities we have to share our blessings with others. Introduction Lanterns swung in the…

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I Spy!a free Thanksgiving devotion for children

Before the children arrive, create a pair of “Blessings Binoculars.” Cut white paper to size and wrap it around a pair of binoculars, using colorful markers to add the words, “Blessings Binoculars.” Or tape together two cardboard tubes, labeling the homemade binoculars as described above.  You will also need a Count Your Blessings activity bookmark…

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Attitudes of the Hearta free Thanksgiving devotion for this week’s meetings

One night on his way home the great Bible commentator Matthew Henry was robbed. After this unfortunate incident, he recorded this prayer in his journal: “I thank Thee that I have never been robbed before. I thank Thee that even though they took my purse, they did not take my life. I thank Thee that though…

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