advent, liturgy, grace, nativity, hope, christmas, gradual, bethlehem, salvation, visitation
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The great festivals of the church year are provided with a period of days that precedes and follows them as a season of preparation for and application of the central teaching. The Feast of the Nativity is preceded by the Advent season and followed by the twelve days culminating in the Festival of the Epiphany and the Epiphany season. The season of Advent precedes the Nativity of our Lord to prepare not for God's birth as a true man but for the commemoration of this historic event.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 21:1-9; Romans 15:4-13; Psalm 50:1-5; Luke 21:25-36; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 11:2-10; Psalm 22:26; Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 61:1-2; Isaiah 45:8; Philippians 4:4-7; John 1:19-28;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Lindemann, Fred H.
"The Season of Advent,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 27, Article 63.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol27/iss1/63