The season of Advent, which comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.
During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.
Advent is a season of preparation for the first coming of Jesus in Bethlehem and his promised return in days to come. This season we’ll explore God’s promise of restoration and how we begin to get ready to receive the Lord.
We invite you to read these Scriptures for your weekly devotion time, through the Advent Season
1st Week of Advent (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)
Isaiah 64:1-9 - Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 - Mark 13: 24-37
2nd Week of Advent (Dec. 4 –10)
Isaiah 40:1-11 - Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 - 2 Peter 3:8-15a - Mark 1:1-8
3rd Week of Advent (Dec. 11- 17)
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 - Psalm 126 - 1 Thess. 5:16-24 - John 1:6-8, 19-28
4th Week of Advent (Dec. 18- 24)
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 - Luke 1:47-55 - Romans 16:25-27 - Luke 1:26-38
Week of Christmas (Dec. 35 –31)
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 - Psalm 148- Galatians 4:4-7 - Luke 22:22-40
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