Advent is a season of preparation and waiting for the celebration of Jesus' birth at Christmas. The term advent is from the Latin translation of "coming." God's prophecies in the Old Testament prepared the way for His promise. During December, Christians take part in advent as a way to celebrate the promise of the Savior, Jesus Christ both at birth and looking forward to His return. During this season, Bible verses that detail the coming of Jesus can prepare our hearts to receive Christ. Read this Scripture together with your family to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Advent begins four Sundays before December 25. The following 28 Scriptures can be broken into four weeks with a passage for each day!

To learn more about the history, traditions and meaning of Advent, read What is Advent?You can also learn about the meaning and history of the advent wreath and candles and advent calendars. Learn what these traditions mean introduce some of them into your own families celebrations!

Coordinate your reading of Bible verses with Advent Readings and prayers. Crosswalk.com provides Advent Prayers to help you open your heart and prepare room for focusing on the joy and hope-filled expectation of Christ's birth, as well as Advent Readings that help breakdown the four themes of advent for each week!