As the season of Advent comes to an end, take some time to read and ponder these Scriptures collected from Bread for the Day. At the end of this list you will find study questions to guide your reflection time. You can discuss these questions in a small group or journal about them solo.

Week 1

Mark 13:24-37 (The coming of the Son of Man)

Psalm 79 (Prayer for deliverance)

Revelation 18:1-10 (Judgment upon human pride)

Micah 5:1-5 (A promise of a shepherd)

Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (Righteousness and peace)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 (God appoints a prophet)

Ezekiel 36:24-28 (A new heart and a new spirit)


Week 2

Mark 1:1-8 (John appears from the wilderness)

Psalm 27 (God’s level path)

Isaiah 4:2-6 (God will wash Israel clean)

Luke 1:5-17 (The messenger in the temple)

Psalm 126 (God does great things for us)

Philippians 3:12-16 (The prize of God’s call in Christ)

Habakkuk 3:13-19 (God’s devastation, God’s deliverance)


Week 3

John 1:6-8, 19-28 (A witness to the light)

Psalm 125 (Prayer for blessing)

Acts 3:17–4:4 (Peter preaches about the prophets)

Mark 9:9-13 (Questions about Elijah)

Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 (I sing of your love)

Hebrews 1:5-14 (The advent of one higher than angels)

John 7:40-52 (The Messiah, David and Bethlehem)


Fourth Sunday of Advent

Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve

Luke 1:26-38 (The angel appears to Mary)

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 (God’s promise to David)

Romans 16:25-27 (The mystery revealed in Jesus Christ)


Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day

John 1:1-14 (The Word became flesh)

Isaiah 52:7-10 (Heralds announce God’s salvation)

Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12] (God has spoken by a Son)


Which Scripture stood out to you, and why?

Advent is the season of waiting and anticipating the gift of Jesus. What are you waiting for in your life? Has the practice of waiting during Advent helped your process? 

In your congregation, how have you and your community celebrated this Advent season?

Where or how have you felt God during this Advent season? 


If you are following our Advent series, take inspiration from your favorite Scripture, this list or elsewhere, and create an ornament for your tree.

Every Friday during Advent, Living Lutheran will share solo and group activities, prayers and devotionals. Make sure to follow along!

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