Advent is a word from the Latin “adventus” which means “coming” or “arrival.” The coming of God’s promised Messiah is the eager expectation and longing of God’s people.

In the Advent season, we look back to remember and celebrate the Incarnation – the first coming of Jesus in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The Bible tells us the good news that Jesus come to rescue us and show us the way to connect with the Father. He died to pay the price to take away our sins. He also rose from death to life to take away the penalty of death.

We not only look back in celebration, we also look forward in longing to His second coming in glory and the completion of the story began so long ago. We have a sure hope that one day He will come again to reign and restore all things

Our Sunday teaching series at Calvary Church, leading up to Christmas, will focus on giving up things that may be keeping us from experiencing the full life Jesus promises is found in Him. We want to let go of things like hopelessness, worry, fear and apathy to embrace more of God’s hope, peace, joy and love.

Check back here throughout the Christmas season as we add a new ornament to the tree each day.  This 25-Day Advent Devotional will focus on a word that represents a good gift our Heavenly Father has given us to embrace.

As James 1:17 says, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.”

Our prayer is that the truth shared each day will stir your heart’s affection and mind’s attention toward the coming of Jesus Christ.

You can follow along with our Advent Devotional here on our website by checking back each day beginning December 1, or follow it on any of our social media: