Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent. There is an interesting Bible study taking place following the Sunday morning worship services. It is based on the James W. Moore book “Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam”. Here’s how the author describes the study:
“Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam . . . Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and is made known in Jesus Christ. Christmas and confusion–weren’t they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, that’s what this study is about–how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas–how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five sessions–one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week.”
It’s not too late to join in the discussions. If you’re interested, please speak with Pastor Trudy.