What Do You Want for Christmas?: An Advent Study for Adults - eBook
Abingdon Press / 2008 / ePub
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When a friend or family member asks you what you want for Christmas, do you wish for the type of gifts worthy of God's Kingdom or do you generally have material things on the mind?
This four-week study, for group or individual use, provides an introduction and an informative lesson for use through each successive week of Advent. Each lesson includes a reference to a key passage of Scripture, a personal reflection, study or discussion questions, a brief prayer, and a focus for the coming week. Take this opportunity to gain a clearer picture of the salvific work of Christ this Advent!
What do you want for Christmas? Its a question that gets asked often as the holiday season approaches and Christmas draws near. And if were honest, much of the time when we think about how we would answer that question, we have material things on our mind.
Author James W. Moore invites you to explore the question on a deeper level. Deep down, what do you really want for Christmas? Does your heart long for the gifts the Christ child bringsthe type of gifts that money cant buy?
This four-week study, appropriate for both group and individual use, provides an introduction and one lesson for each week of Advent. Each lesson includes a reference to a key passage of Scripture, a brief reflection, study / discussion questions, a brief prayer, and a focus for the coming week.
The Rev. Dr. James W. "Jim" Moore is a bestselling author of over 40 books. He is an acclaimed preacher and pastor and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He served as Senior Pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston from 1984 to 2006. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry in the Texas Conference of the UMC and moved to the Dallas area. He is currently serving as Minister in Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Dr. Moore attended Lambuth College, Methodist Theological School and Centenary College. His first appointment was as Associate Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson, Tennessee, followed by Associate Director of the Memphis Conference Council on Ministries. He served as co-pastor of First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, with Dr. D. L. Dykes, Jr. before beginning his long tenure at St. Lukes UMC in Houston.
He is the author of Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses; God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch; When Grief Breaks Your Heart; Theres a Hole in Your Soul That Only God Can Fill; and many other books. As well as his inspiring books on Christian life, Dr. Moore penned a six study series on the parables. The James W. Moore Award for Inspirational Writing was established at Abingdon Press in 2007 to encourage and support new authors to, as Dr. Moore has done, demonstrate the challenge, the hope, and the consolation of the Gospel. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.
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