The studies are designed for individual, family, and small group use. The Sunday sermons will follow the same themes. Individuals and groups can decide whether to use the studies in the week preceding or the week following the Sunday, although it is recommended to use them in the week before.

Each day readings are provided on the theme for the week. These readings form the main part of the studies. You may choose to read these according to some other arrangement—not necessarily each day as they are outlined— but please read them. The readings are meant to provide the broad picture of the week’s theme, and to show how Old Testament scriptures are taken up and fulfilled in the New.


The outline of the studies follows the explanation Jesus gave his disciples after his resurrection (Luke 24).

  • November 22: Christ the King
  • November 29:  The King will Die
  • December 6: The King will Rise
  • December 13: The King who forgives
  • December 20: The King of the nations

The Aims of the studies are:

  • To help us understand the Old Testament scriptures better
  • To understand better the unity between the Old and New Testaments
  • To  gain a clearer grasp of who Jesus was and what he came to do
  • To  understand our relationship to him as the King over all
  • To  clarify how we can serve the King now
  • To  see what implications arise for the life of our church.

How to use the  studies

You are encouraged to read the daily readings slowly and prayerfully.  This means seeing if you can turn what you read into prayer.

“For Thought and Talk” are meant to help us understand the scriptures better. They can be used individually, in family discussions, or in small groups. As well as thinking and talking, we need to ask ourselves how we should apply what we read.

Small groups should leave time to turn what they have discussed into prayer.

You can download the Advent Studies in the form of a printable booklet. Click here to view, right click to save to your computer