The Merciful God of the Old Testament:
An Advent Bible Study
As we enter into the Holy Year of Mercy,
Sunday, December 6th The Gaze of Grace
Come ring in the Extraordinary Jubilee
at The Church of St. Francis Xavier
Sundays 3:30pm-4:45pm in the West Room
In Luke’s annunciation God looks with favor upon Mary. In this lesson we will follow this same “gaze of grace” through the Old Testament.
Sunday, December 13th Mercy with our Muslim siblings
Did you know there is an annunciation in the Old Testament that involves the birth of Ishmael to an Egyptian slave named Hagar? Did you know that Ishmael is considered a prophet in Islam? In this lesson we will consider what this story has to teach those seeking mercy amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Sunday, December 20th Loving Kindness
Our Bible study series will end the last Sunday of Advent, as we quietly approach Christmas through a look at God’s loving kindness in the Old Testament.