Spending regular time together in the Word provides opportunity for families to connect with one another and to grow in their faith. A daily devotion doesn’t need to be elaborate or complicated, but making it a daily discipline allows you to craft it over time and adapt it as your kids mature.

This Advent reading plan follows a question answer format. Some of the questions seek out simple answers from the text, while others require a personal response. They’re all designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the profound truth that “the Word became human and made his home among us” (John 1:14).

Our prayer is that––as always––you and your children would grow in faith and devotion to Jesus, and that you would continue to be shaped by his grace!

Reading Plan


Dec. 1: Why was Jesus Born? (Luke 19:10)

Dec 2: How does Jesus achieve his mission? (Mark 10:45)

Dec 3: Where does wisdom come from? (Isaiah 9:6; James 1:5)
This reading lines up with our Sunday lesson Wonderful Counselor.

Dec 4: Why did the Magi come to find Jesus? (Matthew 2:1–2)

Dec 5: Bethlehem! How did the scribes know? (Matthew 2:3–5)

Dec 6: What gifts did the wise men bring? (Matthew 2:10–11)

Dec 7: How did Jesus grow? (Luke 2:40)

Dec 8: What gift does Jesus give us? (Acts 17:24–25)

Dec 9: Who is this gift of life for? (Romans 5:15)

Dec 10: How can a baby be a Mighty God? (Isaiah 9:6; Col 1:15–16)
This reading lines up with our Sunday lesson Mighty God.

Dec 11: What was the angel’s message to Mary? (Luke 1:35)

Dec 12: How should Christmas shape our minds? (Philippians 2:5–7)

Dec 13: How should Christmas shape our actions? (John 17:18)

Dec 14: Can Jesus work through us? (1 Corinthians 1:27)

Dec 15: What if we are afraid? (Joshua 1:9)

Dec 16: What is our greatest need at Christmas? (Acts 3:19–20)

Dec 17: How long will God be my Father? (Isaiah 9:6; James 1:5)
This reading lines up with our Sunday lesson Everlasting Father.

Dec 18: Who does Jesus show us? (John 14:8–10)

Dec 19: What has God made possible? (Jeremiah 31:34)

Dec 20: Can anything keep us from God’s love? Rom 8:38–39

Dec 21: Why is Christmas worth celebrating? (Psalm 98:1–3)

Dec 22: Are you anxious this Christmas? (Philippians 4:6–7)

Dec 23: How does Christmas bring peace? (Romans 5:1)

Dec 24: Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:12–14)
This reading lines up with our Sunday lesson Prince of Peace.

Dec 25: The Son of God appeared! (Titus 2:11; Luke 2:4–7)


Here’s a link to download a pdf of the Advent Calendar

Here are some helpful resources if you’re wanting to read more about family devotions:

How Do You Do Family Devotions? – John Piper
How To Have Family Devotions – Bible.org