Let Us Go Over to Bethlehem
How do we find the true meaning of Christmas? I suspect that we can find it in Bethlehem. Remember what the shepherds said on that first Christmas night? The angels came and told them about the birth of the Christ Child; and then the shepherds said this: "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened" (Luke 2:15, RSV)--from the first reading for the first week of Advent In this four-week study appropriate for both group and individual use, popular author James W. Moore invites us to get away from "business as usual"; plot a course toward Bethlehem; and join in a journey to find the "good news" of God's ultimate victory in the faith, promise, peace, and Christ of Christmas. This study provides one lesson for each week of Advent. Each lesson includes a reference to a key passage of Scripture, a brief reflection, study/discussion questions, a brief prayer, and a focus for the coming week.