What is Advent?

Advent is the season in which the church expectantly waits for the arrival of our Messiah, Jesus Christ. The word advent literally means "coming". So the season of advent is one in which we anticipate the coming of Jesus. Advent is primarily a time of waiting. Somewhere between the endless Christmas parties and shopping, the idea of waiting has been lost on our culture. By intentionally stopping and reflecting on the season of Advent, we are being reminded of our need to pause, take a breath, and remember what life is really all about. 

How do we participate?

At Sojourn we participate in Advent in two primary ways: through our Sunday gatherings and in our daily devotions. In the church, the Advent season is officially marked by the four Sundays leading up to Christmas day. So for these four Sundays our music, our prayers, our aesthetics and our sermons are marked by the theme of Advent. We also encourage our people to set aside time in each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas in order to reflect and remember what the season actually means.

Resources for Advent

We've gathered several Advent resources that we highly recommend for both personal and family use this season. Most of the resources are free, with a few available to purchase for a small cost. We hope and pray these resources serve you and your family well.

 

Advent playlist

This is a collection of songs that we are singing throughout the Advent and Christmas season this year.

Good News of Great Joy

Daily devotional readings by John Piper

 

 

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Daily devotional readings by John Piper

 

 

Advent Reading Plan for The Jesus Storybook Bible

by Adriel Booker