Advent is a time of hopeful longing, a time to reflect on our need for a Savior, to celebrate his coming, and to watch for his return. Against the busy Christmas season, Advent is the perfect time to draw near to God. The articles listed below, from Today and our sister ministries, explore what is Advent and the traditions associated with it.

What is Advent?

By Christopher Hunt

Advent is a time of hopeful expectation, to reflect on our need for a Savior, to celebrate his coming, and to watch for his return.

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What is an Advent Wreath?

By Robin Basselin

Have you ever wondered what Advent wreaths are really all about? Advent wreaths symbolize God's unending love, His gift of eternal life, and the season of hope, peace, joy, and love that commemorates Christ's coming and anticipates His hoped-for return.

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What is an Advent Calendar?

By Christopher Hunt

Of all Advent traditions, the Advent calendar is probably the best recognized.

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And He Shall Be Called: How Isaiah Describes the Messiah

By Courtney Jacob

Discover renewed hope and comfort this Advent season by exploring how Isaiah’s names for and descriptions of the Messiah do indeed point to Jesus Christ.

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Advent Hope

By Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Discover the wonder of celebrating advent and see how it can direct your family closer to God. Get back to the wonder of Christmas by celebrating advent

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Finding Joy at Christmas!

By Kim Sullivan

Discover the wonder of celebrating advent and see how it can direct your family closer to God. Get back to the wonder of Christmas by celebrating advent

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Bringing Meaning to Advent

By Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Discover the wonder of celebrating advent and see how it can direct your family closer to God. Get back to the wonder of Christmas by celebrating advent

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Advent Love

By Robin Basselin

The fourth in a series of articles exploring the four common themes of Advent. Here we explore the majesty of Advent love.

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