“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus:
Prophecy and the Coming of the Messiah”
The Advent Bible Study will focus on messianic prophecy and the Christian understanding of its fulfillment — the way the OT prophecies included in the lectionary help us to understand the significance of Jesus’ coming.
Jesus entered a world full of expectations. History was not an aimless march of events, but had purpose and direction, established long ago by God and announced by God’s prophets. Jesus lived God’s purposes, fulfilling ancient hopes and anticipations.
The Advent Adult Forum will focus on the prophetic vision of a coming Messiah and new realm of God and Jesus’ enactment of God’s desires for history so that we may see our own history as directed by a loving God.
Bob Robinson, a member at Old First, is also a biblical scholar. His brief bio., below, introduces him to the many newcomers in our community:
Education: BA Ursinus College
MDiv. Yale Divinity School
University of Munich, 1 1/2 years
PhD Yale University
Teaching: University of Missouri 6 years
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 23 years
Visiting Professor: Yale Divinity School
United Theological College, Bangalore, India,
Summer Institutes in Indonesia
Current position: Anna Burkhalter Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia