Readings for Advent

Nov 25, 2011

Dear Second Family,

The Scriptures teach us to rejoice always, but there are some occasions when we especially rejoice and give thanks.  Such an occasion is this year’s Advent Season, whose theme is “Rejoice!”

Allow me to encourage you to enjoy a regular Bible reading schedule during Advent. You will find that it will really enhance your enjoyment of this Advent Season.

Here are some suggested readings, taken largely from the Book of Common Prayer:

First Week of Advent
Morning Evening
Nov 27 Psalm 48 Matthew 25:1-13
Nov 28 Isaiah 1:1-20 I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Nov 29 Isaiah 1:21-28; 2:1-5 Revelation 4
Nov 30 Isaiah 2:6-19; 3:1-3, 8-15 Revelation 5
Dec 1 Isaiah 4:2; 5:1-7 Revelation 6:1-11
Dec 2 Isaiah 5:8-19; 6:1-11 Revelation 7:1-4, 9-17
Dec 3 Isaiah 7:1-9 Revelation 10

 

Second Week of Advent
Morning Evening
Dec 4 Isaiah 52:1-10 I Thessalonians 2:1-13
Dec 5 Isaiah 8:5-8, 11-20 Revelation 11
Dec 6 Isaiah 9:8-10:7, 13-21 Revelation 12
Dec 7 Isaiah 11, 12 Revelation 13:1-10
Dec 8 Isaiah 13:1-22 Revelation 14:1-13
Dec 9 Isaiah 24:16b; 26:11-19 Revelation 15
Dec 10 Isaiah 28:1-22 Revelation 18:1-11

 

Third Week of Advent
Morning Evening
Dec 11 Isaiah 35 Revelation 19:1-16
Dec 12 Isaiah 19:1-4, 9-15 Revelation 20:1-6
Dec 13 Isaiah 30:8-26 Revelation 21:1-9
Dec 14 Isaiah 32:1-4, 15-20 Revelation 22:1-10
Dec 15 Isaiah 33:1-10 Philippians 2:1-11
Dec 16 Isaiah 40:1-11 Colossians 1:15-20
Dec 17 Isaiah 40:12-31 Hebrews 1:1-4

 

Fourth Week of Advent
Morning Evening
Dec 18 Isaiah 42:1-16 Galatians 4:4-7
Dec 19 Isaiah 55 Luke 1:1-25
Dec 20 Isaiah 62 Luke 1:26-38
Dec 21 Haggai 2:1-9 Luke 1:39-45
Dec 22 Malachi 3:106; 4:4-6 Luke 1:46-52
Dec 23 Jeremiah 23:5-8 Luke 1:57-67
Christmas Eve Isaiah 66 Luke 2:1-20
Christmas Day Micah 4:1-5; 5:2-4 Matthew 1:18-25

 

If during Advent we are regularly gathering for corporate worship, inviting unchurched friends and reading His Word morning and evening, this is going to be a special season indeed.  I can’t wait!

May the blessing of His Advent be the source of all your rejoicing. 

Always,

Sandy