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All of the Bible is about Jesus.

The Old Testament is not just a historical record, but the active, Spirit-filled Word of God, pointing to the future birth of the Savior. This Advent, take your congregation through Old Testament prophecies pointing to the Savior with Symbols of Salvation.
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Follow three Old Testament narratives—the burning bush, the cloud in the tabernacle, and the call of Gideon—to see these symbols of Christ’s coming and how Scripture finds its culmination and fulfillment in Him.

Midweek Themes


Advent 1

The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1–14)

Advent 3

The Call of Gideon (Judges 6:11–24)

Advent 2

The Cloud in the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:17–21)


Jesus’ Birth (Isaiah 9:2–7)

At-Home Family Devotions

Symbols of Salvation Children's Book

Children’s Book: The Story of Jesus’ Birth
Megan Gramzow

Take young children through the Advent story with Mary, Joseph, and sheep! Fun, historically accurate imagery brings the manger, shepherds in the field, and baby Jesus to life right in front of young readers’ eyes.

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Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions
Aretta Gordish

Center your congregation on Christ’s birth and the wonderful Christmas message each day of the season. These devotions go from the First Day of Advent (December 1) through the Day of Epiphany (January 6).

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About the Preaching & Worship Series Author

Rev. Aaron A. Koch

Rev. Aaron A. Koch is pastor of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Wisconsin, where he has served for 25 years. A 1990 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, he and his wife, Laura, have four children and eight grandchildren. Aaron is an adjunct theology instructor for Concordia University Wisconsin and has been published in journals including Gottesdienst and Concordia Pulpit Resources.

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