~Sunday Morning Bible Study Class
On November 18, we will begin our Advent Study for the season. We will use a new book by Christopher Webber, ADVENT, The Gift of New Hope – Christ Is Born.
The Gift of New Hope invites readers to explore their yearning for God’s presence through a study of the lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas. Each week’s Scriptures call us to praise God as we actively await the coming of Christ and prepare our hearts and lives for his arrival. Through the readings, we hear the invitation to claim and celebrate the new hope we have in Jesus Christ. We will discover the light that began in the manger, which continues as we look forward with hope to Christ’s return.
The Gift of New Hope is based on the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures for the church year. The study includes commentary and reflection on readings from the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the Epistles. It offers the opportunity to explore these Bible readings in a five-session study. It will help participants understand, appreciate, and engage in meaningful and joyous celebrations of Advent and Christmas and to live each day in God’s hope through Jesus Christ.
We meet in the Aldersgate Room, adjacent to the Narthex, each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. As we begin our Advent Study on November 18, we are glad to welcome new, continuing, and returning participants.