Advent Online Bible Study
The Zoom meeting for this study will be available HERE.
“The doctrine of the Incarnation represents one of the foundational, and some might say scandalous, claims of the Christian faith: namely, that the God who created all that is, who sustains the universe by his power, came to us in Jesus. He did not simply inspire Jesus or speak through Jesus as he might inspire or speak through people today. No, Incarnation claims that God actually became flesh in Jesus.”
– Adam Hamilton, Incarnation, p. 9.
In Advent in 2021, Presbyterians across the country are invited to join a book study on Adam Hamilton’s Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas (2020).
Each chapter of the book considers one or more of the names or titles used by the gospel writers as they introduce the story of Jesus: Lord, Messiah, Saviour, Emmanuel, Light of the Word and Word Made Flesh. As Adam Hamilton explores these titles for Jesus, he invites readers to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ incarnation to our lives and world today. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book speaks to the experience of contemporary Christians as we reflect on the world-changing significance of the child we celebrate at Christmas.
Rev. John will be leading a 4-session study on Monday evenings on Zoom, from 7-8 pm, beginning on November 29th and concluding on December 20th. Copies of the book have been ordered from Parasource and should be arriving by the middle of this month. The cost to you will only be $10 per book, thanks to the support of the Christian Education and Faith Formation Committee and your support of the ongoing ministries of Chalmers. You may also request a copy of the book even if you are not planning to participate in the online study.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada has created weekly study guides to go with the book study that includes questions, prayer suggestions and a recommended spiritual practice.