Advent # 1 - Wonderful Counselor
Leader: As we light the first candle of Advent look at Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor. People: Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced. (Ps 105:2-5) Leader: As we light the first candle of Advent look at Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor. People: Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1Cor 1:24) In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Col 2:3) Leader: As we light the first candle of Advent look at Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor. People: The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him--the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. (Is 11:2)
Advent # 2 - Mighty God
Leader: As we light the second candle of Advent remember Jesus, the Mighty God. People: The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. (Ex 15:2-3) Leader: As we light the second candle of Advent remember Jesus, the Mighty God. People: "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One. Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Is 40:25,28) Leader: As we light the second candle of Advent remember Jesus, the Mighty God. People: He has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. (Mt 28:17)
Advent # 3 - Everlasting Father
Leader: As we light the third candle of Advent reflect on Jesus, the Everlasting Father. People: As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him. (Ps 103:13) Leader: As we light the third candle of Advent reflect on Jesus, the Everlasting Father. People: He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. (Is 40:11) Leader: As we light the third candle of Advent reflect on Jesus, the Everlasting Father. People: Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD. (Ps 106:48)
Advent # 4 - Prince of Peace
Leader: As we light the fourth candle of Advent eagerly expect Jesus, the Prince of Peace. People: He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. (Is 2:4) Leader: As we light the fourth candle of Advent eagerly expect Jesus, the Prince of Peace. People: Because of Him the wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. (Is 11:6) Leader: As we light the fourth candle of Advent eagerly expect Jesus, the Prince of Peace. People: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." (Lk 2:14). Leader: As we light the fourth candle of Advent eagerly expect Jesus, the Prince of Peace. People: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Is 53:5)
Christmas Day - Emmanuel
Leader: As we light the Christ candle rejoice in Jesus, the Emmanuel. People: He is bone of our bones and flesh of our flesh. (Gen 2:23) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (Jn 1:14) Leader: As we light the Christ candle rejoice in Jesus, the Emmanuel. People: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Col 1:15) We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Jn 1:14) Leader: As we light the Christ candle rejoice in Jesus, the Emmanuel. People: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deut 31:6)