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25 Advent Readings by Pastor and Author John Piper
Joyous reflection and eager anticipation mark the season of Christmas, as Christians around the world celebrate the coming of their Savior. InGood News of Great Joy, John Piper invites readers to refocus their hearts on Jesus during the Advent season. Each of the 25 daily readings highlights a Bible passage and a short reflection. Perfect for personal reading and family devotions, these daily readings are a great way to contemplate the magnificence of the promise of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ.
Introduction: What Does Jesus Want This Christmas?
December 1: Prepare the Way (Luke 1:16–17) December 2: Mary’s Magnificent God (Luke 1:46–55) December 3: The Long-Awaited Visitation (Luke 1:68–71) December 4: For God’s Little People (Luke 2:1–5) December 5: No Detour from Calvary (Luke 2:6–7) December 6: Peace to Those with Whom God’s Pleased (Luke 2:12–14) December 7: Messiah for the Magi (Matthew 2:1–2) December 8: Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star (Matthew 2:2) December 9: Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus (Matthew 2:3) December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh (Matthew 2:10–11) December 11: Why Jesus Came (Hebrews 2:14–15) December 12: Replacing the Shadows (Hebrews 8:1–2) December 13: The Final Reality Is Here (Hebrews 8:1–2) December 14: Making It Real for His People (Hebrews 8:6) December 15: Life and Death at Christmas (John 10:10) December 16: God’s Most Successful Setback (Philippians 2:9–11) December 17: The Greatest Salvation Imaginable (Jeremiah 31:31) December 18: The Christmas Model for Missions (John 17:18) December 19: Christmas Is for Freedom (Hebrews 2:14–15) December 20: Christmas Solidarity (1 John 3:8) December 21: The Birth of the Ancient of Days (John 18:37) December 22: That You May Believe (John 20:30–31) December 23: God’s Indescribable Gift (Romans 5:10–11) December 24: The Son of God Appeared (1 John 3:7–8) December 25: Three Christmas Presents (1 John 3:7–8)
Conclusion: My Favorite Christmas Text Appendix: Old Testament Shadows and the Coming of Christ