The Advent Project

A 25 day project of challenges & readings to help you focus on Jesus in the build up to Christmas

Decision Time

Day 25 – Decision Time Reading – He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1: 11 These are some of the saddest words found anywhere in the Bible. He came……words that should have sparked a celebration unlike any other —... read more

How can I be sure?

Day 24 – How can I be sure? Reading – Zechariah asked the angel, ‘How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well on in years.’ Luke 1: 18 How can I be sure? Perhaps you’ve found yourself asking a question like this at some point in... read more

Rejoice

Day 23 – Rejoice Reading – Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Christmas is a time of paradox. The Christmas... read more

Is there room?

Day 22 – Is there room? Reading – 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 rose and have come to worship... read more

Forgotten

Day 21 – Forgotten Reading – This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1: 18 We all want to be recognised and... read more

Children of God

Day 20 – Children of God Reading – But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. John 1: 12-13 NLT... read more

Don’t Miss It!

Day 19 – Don’t Miss It! Reading – Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you, he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2: 11 All of heaven watched in amazement as the scene unfolded before their very eyes. Is this all a dream? Do angels even dream at... read more

Treasure

Day 18 – Treasure Reading – Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2: 19-20 How could anyone expect... read more

Christmas like a child

Day 17 – Christmas like a child Reading – There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,  and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left... read more

Word of God

Day 16 – Word of God Reading – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1: 14 Yesterday we discussed Jesus’ identity as... read more

Image

Day 15 – Image Reading – The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. Hebrews 1: 3 ‘Away in a manger, no crib for His bed. The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet... read more

SENT

Day 14 – SENT Reading – The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah... read more

Boxing Day

Day 13 – Boxing Day Reading – In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20: 35 Have you ever wondered why we call the... read more

Redemption

Day 12 – Redemption Reading – Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. Luke 2: 38 What was the last thing you were really looking forward to? A holiday? A... read more

Light of the World

Day 11 – Light of the World Reading – The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9: 2 I’m definitely a night person, all-nighters and last minute essays got me through... read more

Worth It

Day 10 – Worth It Reading – Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had... read more

The Greatest Gift

Day 9 – The Greatest Gift Reading – After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to... read more

A Real Mess

Day 8 – A Real Mess Reading – The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s... read more

Breaking the Silence

Day 7 – Breaking the Silence Reading – In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the... read more

L.O.V.E

Day 6 – L.O.V.E Reading – At one time we were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures, we lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us,... read more

Pass it on

Day 5 – Pass it on Reading – Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—... read more

Good News of Great Joy

Day 4 – Good News of Great Joy Reading – And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said... read more

What’s in a name?

Day 3 – What’s in a name? Reading – 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 called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and... read more

Servant Saviour

Day 2 – Servant Saviour Reading – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10: 45 Surely servants are the lowest of the low? Kings don’t make their own dinner and the rich and famous... read more

The Waiting Game

Welcome to the Advent Project – a series of readings and challenges designed to help you focus on Jesus in the buildup to Christmas. Feel free to comment below and remember to use the hashtag – #adventproject Day 1 – The Waiting Game Reading... read more