Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit.” During the season of Advent, we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We remember Israel’s, and our, longing for a Messiah, to save and deliver us.
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.
Each week includes a candle lighting scripture and prayer. These are the same readings we will be doing each Sunday during the season. Each week also includes a devotional for use in your personal study or in missional community groups along with discussion questions.