Advent 2019 Bible Reading Plan

At H2O church we believe one of the best ways to get to know God is by reading his word, the Bible. We do this in our Sunday gatherings, and our small groups but we also want to help you develop in reading the Bible for yourself.

To help with this we have regular Bible reading plans, like the one listed below, along with further resources, found at the bottom of the page.

We hope this resource will be a gift to you and your life.

What is Advent?

Simply put, Advent means arrival. In the church the Advent season is the time leading up to Christmas where we look back on Jesus’ first arrival as well as look ahead to when he will come again.

We have included two reading plans to help you in this season. The first includes shorter passages focuses on key themes. The second reading plan is designed to give an overview of the story of the Bible leading up to Jesus’ first arrival.

We hope these selected passages will lead you into greater knowledge and understanding, wonder and faith in this Advent season.

Before you read each day:

We invite you to start by saying a simple prayer: “God, would you help me to see and understand what you have for me in this time? Help me to know you more so I may follow you more closely.”

After reading each passage take a moment to consider these questions (note: it can be helpful to write down your answers to these questions):

  1. What did this chapter say? About God? Jesus? People? Life? Etc.
  2. What is the main theme or truth of this passage?
  3. What is one way you can apply this passage to your life? Is there a step of obedience I can take? Try to think of something specific you could begin right away.


A prayer to close your time could be something like this: “God, thank you for the Bible, and how it helps us to know you. Would you help me to remember what I’ve read today and may it have an impact on how I live, starting today?”

Advent Reading Plan
A plan of shorter thematic passages to prepare your heart and mind for this advent season.

Dec 1: Isaiah 2:2-5 & Romans 13:11-14

Dec 2: Isaiah 9:1-7

Dec 3: Isaiah 11:1-9

Dec 4: Isaiah 11:10-16

Dec 5: Isaiah 39:5-40:11

Dec 6: Isaiah 52:1-12

Dec 7: Isaiah 61:1-4

Dec 8: Galatians 4:4-6 & Romans 15:4-13

Dec 9: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Dec 10: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Dec 11: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Dec 12: Colossians 1:15-20

Dec 13: 2 Peter 3:3-13

Dec 14: Mark 14:60-65

Dec 15: Jeremiah 33:14-17 & Matthew 11:2-10

Dec 16: Micah 5:2-5

Dec 17: Ezekiel 34:11-31

Dec 18: Zechariah 8:1-8

Dec 19: Zephaniah 3:14-17

Dec 20: Isaiah 7:10-17

Dec 21: Matthew 1:11-17

Dec 22: Luke 1:26-38 & Psalm 24

Dec 23: Luke 1:39-56

Dec 24: Matthew 1:18-25

Advent Reading Plan +
A closer look at the Old Testament backstory leading up to Jesus’ arrival.

Dec 1: Genesis 12

Dec 2: Genesis 3

Dec 3: Genesis 6-9

Dec 4: Genesis 17:1-8

Dec 5: Genesis 21:1-21

Dec 6: Genesis 37

Dec 7: Exodus 2-3

Dec 8: Exodus 14

Dec 9: Exodus 20

Dec 10: Joshua 1

Dec 11: 1 Samuel 1-2

Dec 12: 1 Samuel 16

Dec 13: 1 Samuel 17

Dec 14: 1 Kings 3

Dec 15: Jonah 1-2

Dec 16: Isaiah 9:1-7, Isaiah 11:1-5

Dec 17: Daniel 6

Dec 18: Esther 4-5

Dec 19: Nehemiah 1

Dec 20: Luke 1:5-25, 57-80

Dec 21: Luke 1:26-56

Dec 22: Luke 2:1-7

Dec 23: Luke 2:8-20

Dec 24: Matthew 2:1-12

Bible Project Videos:

The Birth of Jesus

The Messiah

Old Testament Overview

New Testament Overview