The season of Advent is a season of waiting, designed to help us become more aware of God’s actions—past, present, and future. In Advent we hear the prophecies of the Messiah’s coming as addressed to us—people who wait for the second coming of Christ. In Advent we heighten our anticipation for the ultimate fulfillment of Old Testament promises, when death will be swallowed up and every tear will be wiped away. In this way Advent highlights for us the larger story of God’s redemptive plan.*
One of the best ways to prepare for advent is by reading God’s Word. As we take a break from The Story (which we’ll resume on January 1), we encourage you to follow along with these readings each day of Advent.
Click for a PDF of the Advent Christmas Readings for the entire season
Click the following days for links to the readings (in Bible Gateway):
* Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook