Advent is the four-week period before Christmas when the Church celebrates the first coming of Christ and anticipates His second coming. We recognize this season with a symbolic advent wreath. The candles symbolize the light of Christ coming into the world, and the evergreen symbolizes renewal in Christ, the kind of renewal hoped for by those before Christ’s first coming, and the ultimate renewal we long for in Christ’s second coming.
THE WEEKLY AND DAILY GUIDE
Whether you have an advent wreath at home or not, you can enjoy this daily devotional as a guide for your prayers as we prepare for Christmas. Each week begins on Sunday, with an Advent Hymn and Scripture reading about the first coming of Jesus. It also includes a discussion point:
LIVE IT OUT
Each Sunday, you will have a chance to discuss how you can actively live out the message of Christ that week. Take the time to
come up with creative ideas and help one another demonstrate the message of Christ each week.
DAILY PROMISE & PRAYER
Monday through Friday of each week, you will have a daily promise from Scripture and a prayer point to guide you through that week’s theme.