A few years back my dear one, Corinne, was listening to a radio preacher – Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding Ministries. (http://www.lwf.org/)
At that time they were selling what they called “Proclamation Ornaments.” It is a set of tree ornaments with an Old Testament Prophecy and on the back of the ornament was the New Testament fulfillment. They were intended to be an advent devotion tool, one ornament for each day of December leading up to Christmas day.
By the time we got them our kids were in High School and College so it was not practical for us to have daily family time with everyone present.
So the first year we got them, we bought a little tree which we set up in the room with our main tree, and as we opened presents that year, you would open a present, and then you would take an ornament and look up the Old Testament and New Testament passage.
I will not say it was easy to stay on track all day, but it really added to our Christmas. We don’t do it every year, but we have done it a number of times, and by the time you are done you have such a wonderful sense of assurance in your redeemer.
|Day 1||Son of God|
|Day 2||Seed of a Woman|
|Day 4||Born of a virgin|
|Day 5||Born in Bethlehem|
|Day 6||The Way Prepared|
|Day 8||Deliverer and Healer|
|Day 9||Rejected by Men|
|Day 10||Triumphal Entry|
|Fulfillment||Matthew 26:14-16 & 27:3-10|
|Day 12||The Disciples Scattered|
|Day 13||Accused by False Witnesses|
|Day 14||The Silent Lamb|
|Day 15||Reviled and Mocked|
|Day 16||Lots Cast for His Garments|
|Day 17||Not a Bone Broken|
|Day 18||Pierced for our Transgressions|
|Fulfillment||Luke 23:33 & John 19:34|
|Day 19||Buried with the Rich|
|Day 20||He Arose|
|Day 21||The Righteous One|
|Fulfillment||2 Corinthians 5:21|
|Day 22||He Ascended!|
|Day 23||The Cornerstone|
|Day 24||He is Coming Again|
|Fulfillment||Luke 1:26-35 & Luke 2:1-20 & Matthew 2:1-12|