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Light the Darkness Family Advent Reading for 2020

Bible readings for Advent 2020 focusing on the Names of Jesus.  Christian family devotions for Christmas season using an Advent Wreath to countdown.

2020 has been dark, confusing, and at times very scary.  All year, we've been battered by the new stations, pummeled in debates, and knocked out by many losses.  In this darkest time of a difficult year, we all could use some good news.  A light in the darkness.  From out of the turmoil of the plague-infested middle ages, comes the Christmas tradition that has not lost it's power to illuminate our hearts and bring us hope.  Turn off all the lights in your home, gather your family, and light the candles.


Note- Yep, I'm writing this on the night before the first Sunday in Advent.  I've been struggling to blog lately and have been putting my attention on other things.  Still, I'd like to make an attempt at writing and publishing a set of Advent readings.


As I mentioned, the tradition of Advent Wreaths is very old.  The practice varies between denominations, countries, churches, and families, but the basic idea is to light candles as a way to countdown the Sundays until December 25th.  Our Advent Wreath is a simple metal ring with battery operated taper candles.  We use one pink and three purple candles (get dripless flame candles here).  On the first Sunday, we light one purple candle, often called Hope.  The second Sunday, we add a second purple candle, called Faith, and light the previous candle, also.  The pink candle (Joy) gets added in the third week, while all four candles get lit the fourth Sunday (Peace).


This year, the first Sunday in Advent is November 29th (like I said- I'm writing this at 11pm the night before- haha).  I have planned these Bible readings to be done daily from Nov. 29 until Dec. 24.  Our family likes to turn off all the lights and read by only the light of the candles.  It's a beautiful time of reflection and calm in a busy season.  Even wiggly kids are mesmerized by candlelight!


I'm going to write out all the Bible readings on this blog post, but scroll down to the end to download a free PDF.  The verses in this blog post are linked to the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible on Bible Gateway.  If you prefer a different translation, you can change it on the website or use your own physical Bible or app.


Bible readings for Advent 2020 focusing on the Names of Jesus.  Christian family devotions for Christmas season using an Advent Wreath to countdown.

Week 1- Jesus is Eternal
Hope candle (purple)

November 29- John 1:4-5 (Jesus is Light)

November 30- Jeremiah 10:10 (Jesus is Eternal)

December 1- Psalm 89:6-8 and Revelation 1:8 (Jesus is Almighty)

December 2- Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58 (Jesus is I AM)

December 3- Isaiah 9:6 (Jesus is Mighty)

December 4- Colossians 1:16-17 (Jesus is the Creator)

December 5- Revelation 22:13 (Jesus is Alpha and Omega)



Week 2- Jesus is the Son of Man
Faith candle (purple)

December 6- Luke 19:10 (Jesus is the Son of Man)

December 7- Isaiah 7:14 (Jesus is Immanuel- God with us)

December 8- John 10:11 (Jesus is our Shepherd)

December 9- Revelation 5:5 (Jesus is the Lion of Judah)

December 10- John 14:6 (Jesus is the Way)

December 11- Mark 6:4 (Jesus is the Prophet)

December 12- John 6:35 (Jesus is the Bread of Life)


Bible readings for Advent 2020 focusing on the Names of Jesus.  Christian family devotions for Christmas season using an Advent Wreath to countdown.


Week 3- Jesus our Savior
Joy candle (pink)

December 13- Luke 2:11 (Jesus is Savior)

December 14- 1 John 4:10 (Jesus is the Sacrifice for Sins)

December 15- 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 (Jesus is our Deliverer)

December 16- John 1:41 (Jesus is Messiah)

December 17- Ephesians 2:19-21 (Jesus is the Cornerstone)

December 18- Job 19:25 (Jesus is Redeemer)

December 19- John 11:25 (Jesus is Life)


Bible readings for Advent 2020 focusing on the Names of Jesus.  Christian family devotions for Christmas season using an Advent Wreath to countdown.


Week 4- Jesus is King
Peace candle (purple)

December 20- Revelation 17:14 (Jesus is King of Kings)

December 21- Acts 10:42 (Jesus is Judge)

December 22- Philippians 2:9-11 (Jesus is Lord)

December 23- Hebrews 4:14 (Jesus is the High Priest)

December 24- Matthew 1:18-23 (His name is Jesus)


I know that I got this out at the last minute, but please share it around on social media and Pinterest!  Grab the cards below and print them off or click on the colored text in this blog post.  To make the cards more interesting, print them on the white side of scrapbook paper or onto colored paper.  May this Advent be a blessing to your family.


Download Printable Scripture Cards




Advent Readings for Dec. 1 through Dec. 24



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  1. Thanks for sharing. This is awesome even for us with grown up kids :)

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