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December 2015   ADVENT SERIES ‐ THE RETURN OF JESUS

Advent is a time not just to prepare to remember Christ’s birth, but to reflect on Christ’s ultimate return. Christians have often envisioned Christ’s return as the end of time as we know it, when all will be revealed. The term used to describe this final revelation is “Apocalypse.” Many of our scripture readings in Advent relate to this idea of the end of time and can be gloomy or dark. However, the writers of those texts saw them as messages of hope. Join with us as we study the original meaning of apocalypse and how it can be a source of Christmas hope for us today.

Wednesday, December 2 at 7:10 pm – Apocalypse Then. Apocalyptic thinking in the ancient world. Apocalyptic texts in the Bible (e.g. Daniel, Isaiah, Revelation). Advent and Apocalypse.

Wednesday, December 9 at 7:10 pm – Apocalyptic texts in the Gospels.  Jesus and John the Baptist – Apocalyptic Preachers?

Wednesday, December 16 at 7:10 pm – Apocalypse Now and Then. How do we understand these texts today?

Meet in the Parish Hall after the Wednesday evening service at 7:10 pm.  Call the church office for more information.