Advent does not look backward toward the past but asks us to see Jesus coming in this moment, in our lives now. Throughprophecy and the reflection of apostles, in the stories of Jesus’ birth and life, we are introduced to the one who is coming among us.
The Adult Forum during Advent offers opportunity to read and discuss together the lectionary passages read in worship as they prepare us to know and receive the coming Jesus. Come join the encounter!
(Bob is a member at Old First and also the Anna Burkhalter Professor, Old Testament and Hebrew, at Lutheran Theological Seminary here in Philadelphia.)