Advent Reading Plan


What Is Advent?

Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival or coming. The Hebrews looked forward to the coming of a Saviour or Messiah—the First Advent. Now, we are waiting expectantly for His return to sweep His bride off of our feet—the Second Advent. The Church has been waiting for Him to come back from the moment He left the first time.

Why Should I Participate in Advent? So, what does Advent have to do with celebrating the arrival of Jesus?

Traditionally, Advent counts down the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Practically, Advent reminds us to look forward to His return every day.

This season is about resetting Jesus Christ at the centre of our lives, and at the centre of our church. After all, when He comes to take us home forever, we want to be ready.

Expect to be inspired, challenged, refocused, broken, motivated, unified, encouraged, and most of all, expectant.

Download the Reading Plan here, or click on the ‘NIV’ or ‘MSG’ to open the reading in either the NIV or Message.

Christmas Advent Reading Plan

Date Title Reading
1st December Reason for the season Luke 2:21-40 NIV MSG
2nd December Family time Matthew 1 NIV MSG
3rd December Take a closer look Luke 2:1-20 NIV MSG
4th December Served or serving? Mark 9:33-37 NIV MSG
5th December Christmas lights Matthew 4:12-17 NIV MSG
    Isaiah 9:1-3 NIV MSG
    Matthew 5:14-16 NIV MSG
6th December A perfect gift Acts 20:35 NIV MSG
    1 John 4:10 NIV MSG
7th December Decorations Exodus 25 NIV MSG
8th December Thinking of others Matthew 25:31-46 NIV MSG
9th December Name above all names Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV MSG
    Revelation 19:1-16 NIV MSG
    1 Timothy 6:11-16 NIV MSG
10th December Immanuel – God with us! Matthew 1:22-23 NIV MSG
    Isaiah 7:10-15 NIV MSG
    John 1:14 NIV MSG
11th December White as snow Genesis 1 NIV MSG
    Isaiah 1:18 NIV MSG
    Psalm 51:1-10 NIV MSG
12th December True Love Revelation 2:1-5 NIV MSG
    1 John 3:1-3 NIV MSG
13th December Carol Service Psalm 150 NIV MSG
14th December Christmas Cards Acts 15:22-31 NIV MSG
15th December Impossible is nothing Luke 1 NIV MSG
    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV MSG
16th December Worship the King Matthew 2:1-12 NIV MSG
17th December Adoption Galatians 4:1-7 NIV MSG
18th December Feasting or fasting? Isaiah 58 NIV MSG
    Matthew 6:16-18 NIV MSG
19th December Prayer Luke 11:1-13 NIV MSG
20th December The word John 1 NIV MSG
21st December The Greatest Story Ever Told John 21:25 NIV MSG
22nd December True Joy! Psalm 100 NIV MSG
23rd December He’s coming again Matthew 25 NIV MSG
24th December A perfect sacrifice! John 3:16 NIV MSG
25th December He’s Arrived! Luke 1:26-56 NIV MSG
    Matthew 1:18-25 NIV MSG
    Luke 2:1-40 NIV MSG
    Matthew 2:1-12 NIV MSG