Advent Word Study

Advent - a word study to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ

 

Will you join me in an advent word study series? We will be studying words that lead us to Jesus and are an encouragement to women – moms and homemakers!

The continuation of this series starts today with the word Advent (below)! Several Biblical Word Study posts have been previously published and are listed below. Some of the words in this series will be specifically related to Christmas – all will be centered around Jesus. Sort of an Advent to Christmas series, but will be applicable any time of the year – read in any order!

1 Chronicles 22:18-19

Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the Lord, and before his people.

Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the Lord.

Advent Word Study 

Definition:

AD’VENT, noun [Latin adventus, from advenio, of ad and venio, to come.] A coming; appropriately the coming of our Savior, and in the calendar, it includes four sabbaths before Christmas, beginning of St. Andrew’s Day, or on the sabbath next before or after it. It is intended as a season of devotion, with reference to the coming of Christ in the flesh, and his second coming to judge the world. [source]

Scripture To Study:

“I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; 

That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 

So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus ChristWho shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Thoughts:

Advent is most often celebrated during the Christmas Season, and rightly so. It is always good to point ourselves and our families back towards Jesus.

Taking a month to read scriptures, do activities, and read other books in anticipation of Christ’s first coming is wonderful! I plan to use this book to start our Advent journey with my kids.

But, in reality, Advent should be a state of mind that all Christians live in.

The second coming of Christ is something that we should look forward to… for it is what is to come.

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17

I pray that God will continuously turn my heart towards Jesus and that looking forward to the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ will spill over into my everyday life and influence my thoughts and actions!

More About The Advent / Word Study Series

I am doing this series of word studies because I often need to be reminded to see God’s presence in our everyday lives and of His many promises to be with us always.

Jesus should be our focus, the purpose behind all we do, the reason we continue on, the prize at the end of our race… What is to come.

All of us are in His all-knowing, all-powerful hands. We must take the time to be intentional in our study of the Bible, to know Jesus & praise Him for the freedom to do so.

We must seek & love the Lord with all of our hearts & souls. We must endeavor to build our homes & raise our children on His truths.

May Jesus be glorified in our lives, on this blog, and through this series!

As each new post is published, it will be added to this blog post. This is the page you can bookmark for easy access to the series all year long.

I hope to add to this Word Study Devotional Series in the future.

(scroll down to find the list of Word Studies)

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Word Study Series

(previously published and to come)

Advent — this blog post!

Contentment 

Grace 

Holidays – Holy Days

Joy

Meekness

Moderation

Selah

Temporal

Xmas

Zealously

Fruits Of The Spirit – a mini word study of each “fruit”.

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