Advent

Follow along as we journey through advent together and focus on the hope that Emmanuel, God with us, brings. Daily @ 9am you will find here readings, thoughts and questions to consider individually, with friends or with family. Make it your habit as we near Christmas to take time daily to stop and ponder afresh Jesus, the reason for the season.



  • CHURCH FOCUS – New Year, New Challenge
    New Year resolutions are usually broken by the 5th January. Most of them don’t work because we tough it out and do it alone. So I’m proposing we take a different approach this year. Make the resolution to read your Bible from beginning to end and see how it all […]
  • Advent Day 27 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16
    Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 Believers Who Have Died13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, […]
  • Advent Day 26 – Matthew 2:1-12
    Reading: Matthew 2:1-12 The Magi Visit the Messiah2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it […]
  • Advent Day 25 – Luke 2:8-21
    Reading: Luke 2:8-21 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you […]
  • Advent Day 24 – Luke 2:1-7
    Reading:Luke 2:1-7 The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from […]
  • Advent Day 23 – Matthew 1:19-25
    Reading: Matthew 1:19-25 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, […]
  • Advent Day 22 – Luke 1:39-56
    Reading: Luke 1:39-56 Mary Visits Elizabeth39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the […]
  • Advent Day 21 – Luke 1:26-38
    Reading: Luke 1:26-38 The Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, […]
  • Advent Day 20 – Matthew 1:1-17
    Reading: Matthew 1:1-17 The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of […]
  • Advent Day 19 – John 1:1-18
    Reading: John 1:1-18 The Word Became Flesh1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In […]
  • Advent Day 18 – Micah 5:1-4
    Reading: Micah 5:1-4 A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem5 Marshal your troops now, city of troops,for a siege is laid against us.They will strike Israel’s ruleron the cheek with a rod. 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,though you are small among the clans of Judah,out of you will come for meone who […]
  • Advent Day 17 – Isaiah 52:13-53:12
    Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 The Suffering and Glory of the Servant13 See, my servant will act wisely;he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human beingand his form marred beyond human […]
  • Advent Day 16 – Isaiah 11:1-5
    Reading: Isaiah 11:1-5 The Branch From Jesse11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,the Spirit of counsel and of might,the Spirit of the knowledge and […]
  • Advent Day 15 – Isaiah 9:6-7
    Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born,to us a son is given,and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the greatness of his government and peacethere will be no end.He will reign on David’s […]
  • Advent Day 14 – Isaiah 9 : 1-5
    Reading Isaiah 9:1-5 9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people […]
  • Advent Day 13 – Isaiah 7:10-14
    Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11 “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 Then Isaiah said, […]
  • Advent Day 12 – 1 Samuel 2
    Reading: 1 Samuel 2 Hannah’s Prayer2 Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord;in the Lord my horn is lifted high.My mouth boasts over my enemies,for I delight in your deliverance. 2 “There is no one holy like the Lord;there is no one besides you;there is no […]
  • Advent Day 11 – Deuteronomy 21
    Reading: Deuteronomy 21:22-23 22 If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, 23 you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must […]
  • Advent Day 10 – Deuteronomy 18
    Reading: Deuteronomy 18:18-22 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. 19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my […]
  • Advent Day 9 : Deuteronomy 6
    Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a]5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when […]
  • Advent Day 8 – Numbers 6:22-27
    Reading: Numbers 6:22-27 The Priestly Blessing 22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 “‘“The Lord bless you    and keep you;25 the Lord make his face shine on you    and be gracious to you;26 the Lord turn his face toward you    and give you peace.”’ 27 “So they will put my name on the […]
  • Advent Day 7 – Exodus 14
    Reading: Exodus 14 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3 Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 4 And I will […]
  • Advent Day 6 – Exodus 12
    Reading: Exodus 12 12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take […]
  • Advent Day 5- Genesis 50
    Reading: Genesis 50 50 Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him and kissed him. 2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, 3 taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for […]
  • Advent Day 4 – Genesis 48
    Reading : Genesis 48 48 Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him. 2 When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel rallied his strength and sat up on the bed. 3 Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty[a] appeared […]
  • Advent Day 3 – Genesis 22
    Reading : Genesis 22 Abraham Tested22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a […]
  • Advent Day 2 – Genesis 15
    Reading: Genesis 15 God’s Covenant with Abram15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue[a] childless, […]
  • Advent Day 1 – Genesis 3
    Reading: Genesis 3 Questions: 1. What did we lose in the Fall? 2. What was promised to us in Genesis 3:15? 3. How does this shape how you read the rest of the Bible’s story? Worship Reflection:O Come Emmanuel