ADVENT BOOK STUDY

ONSITE & ONLINE

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth

Sundays at 12:15pm Onsite

or

Wednesdays at 6:33pm Online

 

We will be offering two opportunities each week to participate in this year's Advent Book Study. On Sundays at 12:15 we will meet onsite in the Fellowship Hall and share a meal while we discuss the book. On Wednesdays at 6:33pm we will meet via Zoom to allow people who live out of town to take part.

 

 

“Who could argue with the message the authors draw from the Bible’s Christmas stories? Light in the darkest time of the year, hope in a period of creeping despair—these are powerful and universal themes that can give everyone a stake in Christmas.”
—USA Today

In The First Christmas Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan help us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts. Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmas readers get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.

WEEK 1

We will discuss:

Preface, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

 

WEEK 2

We will discuss:

Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5

 

WEEK 3

We will discuss:

Chapter 6, Chapter 7

 

WEEK 4

We will discuss:

Chapter 8, Chapter 9