Rockville First United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
Welcome to Rockville First United Methodist Church!
Rockville First United Methodist Church is a bridge to help all:
find the WELCOME of Christ,
learn the WAY of Christ, and
become His WITNESSES in our world.
Advent Study: The Redemption of Scrooge
Charles Dickens’s classic novel, A Christmas Carol, is a story of brokenness and redemption. The beginning of the story is dark—the book opens with the words “Marley was dead.” We soon meet Marley, former partner of the main character Ebenezer Scrooge, as a ghost. Marley’s ghost promises Scrooge that a trio of ghosts will be visiting him, and the reader is to presume that none of the visits will be pleasant. Scrooge begins the story as an unrepentant miser whose greed has caused harm to himself and others and ends with him a changed—a redeemed—man. Just as Christ brings light and hope to a world in darkness, the events of A Christmas Carol shine light into the darkness surrounding Scrooge’s life, ultimately leading him to embrace the hope, peace, joy, and love we associate with Christmas.
The Redemption of Scrooge is a 4-week Advent and Christmas series based off a book of the same name. In The Redemption of Scrooge, author and pastor Matt Rawle examines Dickens’ classic novel, making connections between the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the story that Christians tell during Advent and Christmas.
During these four weeks, our worship messages and study sessions will examine themes from A Christmas Carol—Bah! Humbug!, the Remembrance of Christmas Past, the Life of Christmas Present, and the Hope of Christmas Future—as we are drawn into the greater Advent story of brokenness, love, hope, redemption, joy and peace.
I hope you can join us on these two remaining Sundays (12/11, 12/18) as we gather each morning at 10 a.m. for worship, and also each morning at 9 a.m. or evening at 7 p.m. for deeper study.
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