Advent is both about Jesus’ first coming in Bethlehem and his second coming, which we await. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we remember his first advent and prepare for his second, celebrating both events. Centered around the themes of preparation, anticipation, joy, and incarnation, Anticipating His Arrival helps you guide your family through Advent as your expectation of Jesus’ arrival grows.
Family devotional time can be difficult which is why this resource was designed to fit a variety of needs and your schedule. Scripture readings are provided for the entire Advent season, from the first Sunday of Advent through Christmas Day. Each day, discussion questions and responses are provided to guide individual reflection or family discussion. The daily readings in this devotional come from the Revised Common Lectionary and include readings for all three years in the liturgical cycle—each drawing from the synoptic gospels.
Rick Brannan is the general editor of the Lexham English Septuagint and the translator of The Apostolic Fathers in English. He is also the author and translator of Greek Apocryphal Gospels, Fragments, and Agrapha. Rick writes a regular column on the Church Fathers for Bible Study Magazine. He is currently working on an examination of the vocabulary of the Pastoral Epistles.