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Bible Study: The Songs of Advent

Bible Study: The Songs of Advent

Every Wednesday, from 11/28/2018 to 12/19/2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA US 20190

Coordinator: Beth Williams |

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As familiar as we are with the songs of Christmas, there are four songs recorded in the Bible to celebrate the birth of Jesus that most of us aren't familiar with. The angels sang a song to the shepherds. Mary sang a song to God after she had time to get over the shocking news that she was going to be the mother of the Savior. Simeon also had a song. Then there's Zechariah's song. Zechariah was an elderly priest who sang after being visited by an angel. This wasn't like a Broadway musical—these people didn't suddenly burst into song. But the ancient church captured their words and created songs known as canticles.

November 28  Zechariah: A Song of Faith
Luke 1:67–79   Even in silence, God is at work.

December 5     Angels: A Song of Peace
Luke 2:13–14  This is a peace that passes our understanding.

December 12   Mary: A Song of Trust
Luke 1:46–55  Like Mary, we can move from anxiety to adoration.

December 19  Simeon: A Song of Hope
Luke 2:29–32  The reward is worth the wait.