Adoring Jesus: Advent Readings 2014

advent-black-and-whiteFor most of my Christian life, I missed out on the celebration and beauty of Advent (see my story here).  You see, like many Christians, specifically from the free church movement, Advent readings was not a part of my church calendar.  Now with other Western Christians I too long for Advent: looking back to the first coming of Christ, and at the same time, looking forward to his second coming.  Between the interval of Christ first coming and his second coming, heeding the words of the Apostle Peter, we lead holy and godly lives (2 Peter 3:11-13).

Therefore, with the above in mind, I encourage you to join me on this Advent journey, beginning this Sunday, November 30, around the themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah:

First Week of Advent

1.       Sunday Romans 13:11-14

2.       Monday  1 Corinthians 1:3-9

3.       Tuesday Mark 13:33-37

4.       Wednesday John 1:1-5

5.       Thursday John 1:6-9

6.       Friday Jeremiah 33:14-16

7.       Saturday Isaiah 6

Second Week of Advent

8.       Sunday Romans 15:4-13

9.       Monday Psalms 43:3-6

10.    Tuesday Psalms 27:1-4

11.    Wednesday Psalms 119:105-106

12.    Thursday John 12:35-36

13.    Friday Ephesians 5:6-14

14.    Saturday 1 Peter 2:5-9

 Third Week of Advent

15.    Sunday Isaiah 60:1-3

16.    Monday 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

17.    Tuesday 1 John 1:4-7

18.    Wednesday John 3:16-21

19.    Thursday Isaiah 40:1-11

20.    Friday John 9:1-7

21.    Saturday Luke 3:1-6

 Fourth Week of Advent

22.    Sunday Isaiah 11:1-10

23.    Monday Zephaniah 3:14-17

24.    Tuesday Matthew 1:18-25

25.    Wednesday Luke 2:8-20

26.    Thursday Matthew 4:14-16

27.    Friday Isaiah 2:1-5

28.    Saturday Luke 2:25-33

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2 Responses to Adoring Jesus: Advent Readings 2014

  1. Colin says:

    This year I will be using the daily readings and reflections issued on line by St Albans Diocese. So I am fully with you in principle. I am also mindful of a legend about Spurgeon – which I recounted when preaching yesterday. Once, when asked what he would be doing if he knew that Christ was returning next week, Spurgeon took out his diary and read out a series of preaching engagements. Do I have that level of confidence that I am about the Lord’s business?

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