Advent Devotions by John Piper

As you find patches of time in the busy-ness of this season, for reflection, may God speak afresh new insights from the Christmas story.

One resource that might help is this set of 25 devotions by John Piper entitled The Dawning Of Indestructible Joy.

You can purchase a copy, for example for your Kindle, but John Piper makes all his resources available free as well. A free pdf version of this book can be found at

There may be insights here that spark a thought for you as you wonder how to preach on Christmas without simply repeating what has been said so many times. On the other hand, maybe there is no harm in repeating such good news.

The devotions are:

Introduction: Praying for Fullness This Christmas (John 1:14–16)
December 1: The Search-and-Save Mission (Luke 19:10)
December 2: Prepare Your Heart for Christ (John 5:44)
December 3: Draw Near to the Savior (Heb. 13:20–21)
December 4: What Advent Is All About (Mark 10:45)
December 5: Why Christmas Happened (1 John 3:5, 8)
December 6: God’s Passion for God at Christmas (John 12:27–28)
December 7: He Comes to Bless Us (Acts 3:22–26)
December 8: God Can Be Trusted (Acts 3:22–26)
December 9: Why the Son of Man? (John 1:51)
December 10: What Christmas Came to Destroy (1 John 3:8)
December 11: The Celebration of God’s Love (John 3:16)
December 12: The Glory of the Word Made Flesh (John 1:1)
December 13: Christmas Cut History in Half (Acts 3:24)
December 14: The Mercy He Promises (Rom. 15:8–9)
December 15: Our Truest Treasure (Matt. 2:10)
December 16: Freed to Be Part of God’s Family (Mark 10:45)
December 17: He Came to Serve (Mark 10:44)
December 18: Graciously and Tenderly Frustrating (Rom. 3:25–26)
December 19: The Gift You Cannot Buy (Acts 17:24–25)
December 20: Receive His Reconciliation (Rom. 5:11)
December 21: Get Your Eyes Ready for Christmas (Matt. 16:15–17)
December 22: Something Worth Singing About (Heb. 8:4–10)
December 23: Our Deepest Need at Christmas (Mic. 5:4–5)
December 24: Enjoy All the Promises of God (Mic. 5:2–4)
December 25: Grace: The Dominant Note of Christmas (John 6:51)
Conclusion: A Savior Is Born! God Gets the Glory, You Get the Peace (Luke 2:11–14)


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