2017 Advent devotions (Year B)



Are you looking for theologically sound, inspiring and affordable Advent devotions for the congregation?

This year, for the first time, the Presbyterian Outlook is offering just that. Download the PDF, print as many as you need and insert them into your weekly worship bulletin. Written by Outlook editor Jill Duffield, each week includes a reflection, daily Scripture readings, suggestions for living out the Bible reading and a short prayer for each day. We hope these devotionals enhance your Advent preparations as you get ready for the coming of Jesus Christ.

Your purchase includes a bulletin-insert-sized PDF (prints on a half-page regular sheet of paper) and a large-print version.  You have permission to print as many copies as needed for your use.

Preview the first week: Advent devotion week 1 preview.

Here’s what pastors are saying about the Outlook Advent devotions:

With Scripture, reflection, and daily prayers and practices, the Outlook Advent devotions are just the right blend of a poetic and prophetic call to enter into a deeper Advent. I’m grateful for a rich resource that congregations and pastors can easily use together. – Julie Hester, associate pastor for children and their families at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina

Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus. Waiting and preparing are two activities that take intentionality and commitment. Unfortunately, for many of us our focus in this season isn’t on the advent of Christ, but the hectic to-do list that typically accompanies the holidays. This devotional offers daily reminders of what it is we are waiting and preparing for, and not only provides tools for a time of daily devotion, but challenges to keep us mindful and aware throughout the day. I look forward to being able to not only use this for my own personal devotion during Advent, but to be able to offer this to my congregation as a tool to help them better prepare to celebrate the incarnation of Christ, and consider how we are called to live today in light of this event that changed the world. – Seth Lovell, associate pastor at Olivet Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia