Chris Walker’s studies cover the 4 weeks of Advent following the Revised Common Lectionary Year C. Chris’s studies are the perfect accompaniment for Bible study groups or to work through individually.
Finding Hope and Strength in Trying Times
The Three-fold nature of Advent
1. Trust in God’s promises in challenging times
We will consider the set Bible readings, a quote from John Calvin and Karl Barth, learn about Maria Skobtsova, and a hymn “Our God,our help in ages past” by Isaac Watts.
2. Be willing to be refined as we endure
We will consider the set Bible readings, a quote from Thomas à Kempis, reflect on Dom Helder Camara’s life in Brazil, and a song “Refiner’s fire” by Brian Doerksen.
3. Know that the Lord is in your midst
We will consider the set Bible readings, a quote from Mother Teresa, hear about John Hunt’s life as a missionary to Fiji, and a song “Be still for the presence of the Lord” by David Evans | Jesus Christ: The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever
4. Look to God’s future and follow Jesus’ way
We will consider the set Bible readings, a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Brian McLaren, learn from the life of Lesslie Newbigin, and a Hymn “Lord of Creation” by Jack Winslow.