Advent Series – “The Light of Bethlehem Shines On”

Advent, 2019 @ Wheeler United Methodist Church
“The Light of Bethlehem Shines On”

Pastor David announces his sermon series for Advent, 2019 – “The Light of Bethlehem Shines On.” In one of the more familiar passages foretelling Jesus’ birth from Isaiah 9:2, we read, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”[1]  Jesus came to earth to bring the light of salvation and hope to a dark world.  This year during Advent, Pastor David will help us discover once again the promises offered to us in Jesus’ birth, bringing us out of the depths of despair to the promise of a brighter tomorrow.  We’ll look at the various places of darkness that reside in many of our lives; and see how the promise of Jesus’ birth can help us get through them.  The weekly messages for Advent are:

  • 1st – In the Darkness of Despair, There Is the Light of Hope.
  • 8th – In the Darkness of Suffering, There Is the Light of Life.
  • 15th – In the Darkness of Oppression, There Is the Light of Salvation.
  • 22nd – In the Darkness of Fear, There Is the Light of Joy.
  • 24th – In the Darkness of Anxiety, There Is the Light of Peace.
  • 29th – In the Darkness of Uncertainty, There Is the Light of Wonder.
  • 5th (2020) – In the Darkness of Suspicion, There Is the Light of Devotion.

Make plans now to worship with us and make this a life-changing Advent Season.  We worship each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Worship is followed by a time of gathering for good food and conversation.  We look forward to worshipping with you and celebrating the light that comes into the world – Jesus Christ our Messiah! And for the first time this year, let me greet you appropriately – Merry Christmas! [1] Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.






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Revelation Bible Study Course

Have you ever been intrigued by the symbolism contained in the Book of Revelation? Have thoughts about what happens at the end of time ever crossed your mind? With the way our culture seems to be going, have you ever wondered if we are living in the final days? Does it seem like the Apocalypse is inching ever closer to becoming a reality?
Now’s the time to learn and, just maybe, have some of your questions answered.
Beginning on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, (what a unique timing of the date being September 11 and all!), at T.O.W.N. Square Adult Bible Study, we will be starting a Bible Study on the Book of Revelation. We invite you to come and be a part of this engaging Bible Study. T.O.W.N. Square begins with a family meal for everyone at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. At 6:00 p.m., everyone convenes in the sanctuary for a brief time of worship (1 song & prayer); then the various age groups are dismissed to go to their respective classes.
From the online Bible Study Courses… The Book of Revelation Bible Study is designed as an expository study of the Book of Revelation, taking the student through the entire book with cross references to other portions of Scripture. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in the Book of Revelation with an emphasis on practical application.
This study presents introductory information about the Book of Revelation followed by twenty-six lessons devoted to an in-depth study of the biblical text.
The student will begin by exploring a portion of Revelation with the help of a series of exploratory questions. There will then follow an in-depth study of the passage, guided by an expositional commentary on the text. The student should prepare for his study by asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten his mind and open his heart to receive not only the teaching of Scripture but Christ Himself as He is presented in the Scriptures.
To prepare in advance for the first class, we also invite you to visit the Bible Study Course on Revelation by clicking this link. Each week, we will be advancing through the courses set out in this website.
We look forward to seeing you at this engaging Bible Study next Wednesday. Please call me at the church number (219.759.1108) if you have any questions.