Advent 2018

Finding Your Way . . .
. . . to Bethlehem
December 2 - January 5


Advent 2018 – Once again, we find ourselves celebrating the gift of the Savior to the world! Advent is a highlight on the Christian calendar. This year will be no different for us. We will have numerous special emphases throughout the Advent Season here at FBC Arlington. Our annual pilgrimage to Bethlehem will be a meaningful journey for our church family as we consider the various people involved in this ancient story that still speaks to us today.​

December 2
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Micah 5:2

The story of Christmas is inexorably tied to this ancient town – the House of Bread, the City of David, the burial place of Rachel – Bethlehem.

Daily Bible Readings
December 3:       Genesis 35:1-20
December 4:       Ruth 1:6-22
December 5:       Ruth 4
December 6:       1 Samuel 16:1-13
December 7:       Micah 5:1-9 

December 9
Greetings, Favored One!
Luke 1:26-38

A young maiden in Nazareth was chosen by God to bear His Son. Her response of faith continues to inspire believers across the world.   

Daily Bible Readings
December 10:     Luke 1:1-25
December 11:     Luke 1:26-45
December 12:     Luke 1:46-56
December 13:     Luke 1:57-66
December 14:     Luke 1:67-80

December 16
Father to the Savior

Matthew 1:18-25

Joseph received the challenging commission to serve as the earthly father to the Son of God! He demonstrated his faithfulness to God’s call and helped steward the Great Plan of Redemption!

Daily Bible Readings
December 17:     Isaiah 7:7-17
December 18:     Isaiah 9:2-7
December 19:     Isaiah 11
December 20:     Isaiah 12
December 21:     Matthew 1

December 23
Glory in the Shepherd’s Fields

Luke 2:1-20

The heavenly announcement of the birth of the Messiah was delivered to . . . a bunch of shepherds! Anonymous shepherds!

Christmas Eve
A Message fit for Kings

Matthew 2:1-12

The birth of the Messiah was truly a royal and transcendent event. The universal claims of the Savior of the world are revealed in an unusual story.

Daily Bible Readings
December 24:     Luke 2:1-21
December 25:     Matthew 2:1-12
December 26:     Matthew 2:13-23
December 27:     Luke 2:22-40
December 28:     Luke 2:41-52


December 30
The Jesus Way

John 14:1-14

This entire year has been given to “Finding Your Way.” We bring the year to an end as we celebrate the life we have discovered on The Jesus Way.

Daily Bible Readings
December 31:     John 1:1-18
January 1:          John 3:1-21
January 2:          Colossians 1:15-23
January 3:          Hebrews 1
January 4:          John 14:1-14