Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
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.