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Advent Guide


It is my pleasure to offer to the Belmont University community our 14th annual Advent Guide. May we call out together, “Come, thou long-expected Jesus!”

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Advent is that season of waiting that carefully and purposefully helps us to realign our priorities and to glimpse, anew, our place and hope before God. It is a time we long for release from our fears and to find our rest in God. Come, thou long-expected Jesus!

Our hope is these devotionals help all who read to prepare their hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus. Each day, please read the scripture and the accompanying brief devotion. Pause for a moment in your daily life and begin to make a space in your heart for the coming Christ.

This Advent Guide comes from faculty, staff, and students who start thinking about Advent in September when they work on this guide. I am thankful for their kind and thoughtful participation.

I am grateful to Thomas Burns, the Provost of Belmont University, for his support and contribution this year. I also especially thank Tola Pokrywka, Assistant to the Dean for the College of Theology and Christian Ministry. Tola concludes her second year of service with us during this Advent season and this guide would not happen without her—all of what we do would not happen without her—all of us in the CTCM are deeply grateful for her faithful service!

May these reflections on Scripture help you walk each step of the Advent journey until you find yourself in the manger on Christmas Day! May the Christ come to all of us this Christmas!


Dr. Darrell Gwaltney
Dean, College of Theology and Christian Ministry