EFCA Advent Devotional – Christmas in the Storyline of the Bible: Table of Contents

Greg Strand – November 29, 2015 Leave a comment

EFCA Advent Devotional 2015

Series Title: Christmas In the Storyline of the Bible: Peace In the Midst of Tribulation

Series Theme Text: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Introduction: The Meaning and Significance of Advent

Advent Devotional Theme: The Peace Christ Promises

Advent: Week One: From Very Good to Enmity, Pain, Curse and Banishment: Creation and the Fall (Genesis 1-3)

Advent: Week Two: From Tribulation to Peace – The Prince of Peace: Redemption Promised (Isaiah 9)

Advent: Week Three: A Birth, Glory and Peace: Redemption Experienced (Luke 2)

Advent: Week Four: A Cradle, A Cross, and A Crown: Consummation (John 20; Revelation 21)

In each of the devotionals we include materials consisting of questions of application, a hymn to sing and a prayer enabling you to linger over the biblical lessons.

I encourage individuals, families and churches to use this Advent Devotional this year. Since it consists of one devotional per week, I recommend that you use it for your personal and/or family devotions and worship on the Sunday that reflects the various days of Advent.

You can download the whole Devotional here.

Greg Strand


Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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