Daily Advent readings 2018

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Join us during Advent 2018 for daily readings and images celebrating our hope in Christ.

Celebrate hope with our daily advent readings

Around this time of year, we often see people putting up their advent wreath, advent calendar and even advent candles.

But apart from looking nice and pretty, what exactly are these traditions about? And why do we celebrate advent?

A simple definition of advent

The meaning of the word Advent is 'arrival'. We celebrate advent in the period leading up to Christmas as a chance to reflect on the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah. 

In one of the busiest periods of the year, Advent gives us the opportunity to be still.

Advent provides time to reflect on the years of patient waiting Israel endured before Jesus came to earth, and to remember that we are still waiting for his second coming.

Fervr's 2018 daily Advent readings

To celebrate the hope we have in Jesus and his arrival to save us from our sins, Fervr has produced a daily advent reading for you to follow along with.

Each advent reading will be accompanied by a beautiful image which you can use as a wallpaper for your phone*

We'll be sharing our advent series as Instagram stories and Facebook stories from December 1 - December 25, 2018. All you have to do to see them is follow us on Instagram or follow us on Facebook!

We look forward to walking through Advent with you in 2018 as we celebrate the hope that is ours in Christ!

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*To set the daily image as your phone wallpaper, take a screenshot on Instagram by pressing down on the image within the story.

Advent readings for 2018 from The Advent Project

Looking for something different in your advent readings this year? 

Our friends at The Advent Project have created an Advent bible reading plan that draws from both Old and New Testaments, and is aimed to help you remember the promises God has made to come to his people. 

Desiring God Advent Bible reading

Over at Desiring God, you can download a short book of Advent devotionals by John Piper, or work your way through the Bible verses below each day!

December 1: Prepare the Way (Luke 1:16–17)
December 2: Mary’s Magnificent God (Luke 1:46–55)
December 3: The Long-Awaited Visitation (Luke 1:68–71)
December 4: For God’s Little People (Luke 2:1–5)
December 5: No Detour from Calvary (Luke 2:6–7)
December 6: Peace to Those with Whom He’s Pleased (Luke 2:12–14)
December 7: Messiah for the Magi (Matthew 2:1–2)
December 8: Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star (Matthew 2:2)
December 9: Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus (Matthew 2:3)
December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh (Matthew 2:10–11)
December 11: Why Jesus Came (Hebrews 2:14–15)
December 12: Replacing the Shadows (Hebrews 8:1–2)
December 13: The Final Reality Is Here (Hebrews 8:1–2)
December 14: Making It Real for His People (Hebrews 8:6)
December 15: Life and Death at Christmas (John 10:10)
December 16: God’s Most Successful Setback (John 17:18)
December 17: The Greatest Salvation Imaginable (Jeremiah 31:31)
December 18: The Christmas Model for Missions (John 17:18)
December 19: Christmas Is for Freedom (Hebrews 2:14–15)
December 21: The Birth of the Ancient of Days (John 18:37)
December 22: That You May Believe (John 20:30–31)
December 23: God’s Indescribable Gift (Romans 5:10–11)
December 24: The Son of God Appeared (1 John 3:7–8)
December 25: Three Christmas Presents (1 John 3:7–8)

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