2018 Advent Schedule

What is Advent?

Advent is a season for remembering and rejoicing, watching and waiting, and a time to reflect upon the promises of God fulfilled in the coming of Christ Jesus. Various theological traditions celebrate the season through an array of customs. The most popular tradition associated with the season is the use of an Advent calendar to mark the month of December.

Another popular tradition involves lighting candles associated with each weekly Advent theme. This symbol is borrowed from the emphasis throughout Scripture of Jesus Christ being the Light of the World (Matthew 4:16, John 1:4-9, 8:12). Each week a new candle is lit in anticipation of the final lighting on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Check out our Advent calendar below.

Jesus is our Prophet

(December 2-8)

Weekly Reading Schedule:

12-3-18: Isaiah 9:2; 6-7

12-4-18: Isaiah 40:3-5

12-5-18: Isaiah 61:1-2

12-6-18: Mark 1:1-3

12-7-18: Micah 5:2

12-8-18: Romans 15:5-13

12-9-18: Hebrews 4:14-16

Jesus is the ultimate prophet; through His sinless life, ministry, and mission, He revealed God’s character, redemption, and purpose for humanity. As a result, every member of God’s family is a prophet who is called to discern and communicate the vision for humanity.

Light a candle and pray.

Jesus is our Priest

(December 9-15)

12-10-18: Isaiah 53:1-12

12-11-18: John 1:14-18

12-12-18: Isaiah 40:11, John 10:10-11

12-13-18: Luke 1:26-56

12-14-18: Luke 2:8-20

12-15-18: Philippians 2:1-11

12-16-18: Revelation 19:16

As the great high priest, Jesus stands between God and humanity and unites all of us with our God. Because of receiving Jesus’ priestly ministry, God’s people are now called to be royal priests!

Light a candle and pray.

Jesus is our King

(December 16-22)

12-17-18: Luke 4:16-30

12-18-18: Galatians 3:8; 26-29

12-19-18: Luke 4:1-13

12-20-18: John 8:58

12-21-18: John 3:14-18

12-22-18: 1 Peter 1:13

Jesus is the King of Kings!  As His people we are priests who rule and reign with Jesus.

Light a candle and pray.

Jesus is our Lamb

(December 23-25)

12-23-18: John 1:29

12-24-18: John 3:16-17

12-25-18: Luke 2:1-20

As the sacrificial lamb, the shed blood of Jesus restores and reunites God and with His people. As a result, we the church experience God’s love!

Light a candle and pray.