Advent Bible Study Begins 12/1
You are invited to join the Wednesday 10 a.m. Advent Bible Study. The book (which you need to order) is: Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine, published by Abingdon Press. The class will be led by Pastor David Rennick.
In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.
1. The Meaning of Memory (Luke 1:5-25; 57-79, the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth)
2. The Promise of Potential (Gabriel’s announcement to Mary in Luke)
3. The Journey of Joy (Mary and Joseph travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem – Here readers see how the “manger” anticipates Jesus’ Last Supper; it is much more than a best of straw.)
4. The Gifts of the Gentiles (Matthew – the ancestry of Jesus, the gifts of the Magi, and the death of the innocents)
We hope to see you on December 1 in Fellowship Hall at the church. We will offer a Zoom link for those unable to attend in person. If you have questions, please contact Gail Yates at 480-363-5063 or email@example.com
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