Rejoicing in Hope
This thematic Advent study for 2007 has 4 sessions - one for each Sunday of Advent. Each session is related to the overall theme of the book and offers an alternative to the lectionary-based Scriptures for the Church Seasons. This Advent study looks at the Christmas story through the experience of four characters from the Gospel of Luke, each of whom, in his or her own way, finds joy in hope.
Chapter titles include
"The Couple Who Expected the Unexpected"
(focuses on Elizabeth and Zechariah; Luke 1:5-25, 57-80)
"The Girl Who Obeyed the Unseen"
(focuses on Mary; Luke 1:26-56)
"The Father Who Kept the Faith"
(focuses on Joseph; Luke 2:1-7)
"The Prophet Who Confirmed the Hope"
(focuses on Simeon; Luke 2:21-35)