Adult Bible Studies Student Book Winter 2021-2022 - Theme Engage
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Winter Theme: Engage
Unit 1. Wait for It (December 2021)
Advent is a time of anticipation and waiting. This unit invites us to explore waiting as an important element in three episodes in Luke’s telling of the Christmas story. It ends with a reminder that as much as we are called to wait for the Lord, Jesus Christ waits patiently for us.
Unit 2. Wonder (January 2022)
We are a busy people rushing from place to place and task to task as the hands of the clock chase each other around the dial. We get caught up in the mundane reality of ordinary life and if we do not stop, we can so easily miss the extraordinary and sublime experience of entering into God’s presence. This unit explores various ways human beings have experienced God’s sublime glory.
Unit 3. Show and Tell (February 2022)
This unit explores various ways that we can participate with God through our actions. Because Paul uses the word “works” to refer to the Covenant of Circumcision as opposed to “faith,” the Covenant of Baptism, the word “work,” and the doing of good deeds gets, unnecessarily, a bad rap in some Christian circles. When we read through both Old and New Testaments, we see that by engaging in life-giving activities, we join in the work to which God set our hands in the Garden of Eden.