ADVENT READING PLAN

 

Through this plan, our hope is that you will use this Christmas Season as a time to spark a consistent time of reading God’s Word as an individual or a family. Each of our readings are short enough to read and discuss with your family. We hope you will use the readings to spark gospel conversations at home! If we can help you continue to have family devotionals, we have some resources to help! Feel free to reach out with questions at any time –

 

Jeff Gray

Discipleship Pastor

jgray@fbcwburg.org

 

 


 

 

11/23-11/28 – The First Sunday of Advent symbolizes Hope with the “Prophet Candle”. This reminds us of the hope that Jesus was coming to the world, but also that He will return. This week’s readings are meant to emphasize the hope found in Jesus. Hope in His coming and His returning. This week as you read about hope in scripture, we encourage you to engage in conversation with your Gospel Community, Life Group, Neighbors, and family about the hope that is only found IN CHRIST. Each day, ask these questions:  Where did I see hope in God’s word today? What should be my response to this hope today? How can I proclaim this hope to the world around me in word and deed?

 

11/23 – Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 22:1-18

11/24 – Isaiah 64, Jeremiah 23:1-8

11/25 – Matthew 1

11/26 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 5:15-16

11/27 – Revelation 22

11/28 – Mark 13:24-37

 

 


 

 

11/29-12/06 – The Second Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle”. This candle reminds us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. We will begin and end the week with the passage Patrick is preaching this coming Sunday. This week’s readings are designed to help you see what faith looks like, how faith is realized ultimately in Jesus, and should have us ask the question – How does our realized faith become practical faith? Take each of these readings as an opportunity to see faith in our God. Use this week’s readings to engage in conversation with your Gospel Community, Life Group, Neighbors, and family about the faith that we have IN CHRIST. Each day, ask these questions:  Where did I see faith in God’s word today? What should be my response to this faith today? How do I live out this faith in my life today?

 

11/29 – Mark 1:1-8

11/30 – Psalm 85

12/01 – 2 Peter 3:8-18

12/02 – Hebrews 11; Hebrews 12:1-2

12/03 – Luke 2:1-7

12/04 – Isaiah 40:1-9; Malachi 3:1-4

12/05 – Mark 1:1-8

12/06 – John 1:1-28

 

 


 

 

12/07 – 12/12 – The Third Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the “Shepherd’s Candle”. This candle reminds us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus. We will begin and end the week with the passage Patrick is preaching this coming Sunday. True Joy is found in a relationship Christ, not in our own happiness. I have heard it said that happiness depends on what happens to us, joy comes from Jesus. Joy comes when Jesus changes our worldview from our own to His. When we see the world through His eyes, our lives change, and our joy is completed. This week as you read about joy in scripture, we encourage you engage in conversation with your Gospel Community, Life Group, Neighbors, and family about the joy that is only found IN SUBMISSION TO CHRIST. Each day, ask these questions:  Where did I see joy in God’s word today? How can I live in joy today? How can I proclaim “joy to the world” around me in word and deed?

 

12/07 – Luke 1:1-25

12/08 – Luke 1:39-56

12/09 – Luke 1:57-80

12/10 – Psalm 126; Isaiah 61

12/11 – Psalm 16

12/12 – John 1:1-28

 

 


 

 

12/13 – 12/19 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent symbolizes Peace with the “Angel’s Candle” reminding us of the message of the angles: “Peace on Earth, to People He favors.” We will begin and end the week with the passage Patrick is preaching this coming Sunday. Our hope this week, as we lead up to Mary’s response to the angel, is that you will catch the peace of God toward us, the peace on earth that comes from reconciling all men to God through Jesus, and the faith, hope, and obedience that come from this peace. This week as you read about peace in scripture, we encourage you engage in conversation with your Gospel Community, Life Group, Neighbors, and family about the peace that is only found IN CHRIST. Each day, ask these questions:  Where did I see the Peace of God in His word today? What should be my response today? How can I proclaim God’s Peace to the world around me in word and deed?

 

12/13 – Luke 1:26-38

12/14 – Psalm 89:1-28

12/15 – 2 Samuel 7:1-17

12/16 – Isaiah 9:1-7

12/17 – Isaiah 11:1-10

12/18 – 1 Thessalonians 5:13-28

12/19 – Luke 1:26-38

 

 


 

 

12/20-12/27 – As we prepare to celebrate the coming and ultimately the return of King Jesus, join us in re-reading Luke 1 and 2 leading up to Christmas, and then continuing in Matthew after Christmas. The beginning of the year, we will be reading in the Gospel’s together as we prepare for what God has for us in the new year.

 

12/20 – Luke 1:1-25

12/21 – Luke 1:26-38

12/22 – Luke 1:39-56

12/23 – Luke 1:57-80

12/24 – Luke 2:1-20

12/25 – Luke 2:21-52

12/26 – Matthew 2

12/27 – Matthew 3

 

 

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