Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Sunday morning Adult Bible Study
Beginning Sunday, January 6th, SpiritSeekers begins Philip Yancey’s 8-week study, The Bible Jesus Read, facilitated by Paula Hui.
Jesus didn’t have Paul’s epistles or the Gospels when he meditated on God’s word. As a Jew, he studied the Hebrew Bible. Yancey, editor-at-large for the magazine Christianity Today, observes in this study that the Hebrew Bible “portrays the world as it is, no holds barred. In its pages you will find passionate stories of love and hate, blood-chilling stories of rape and dismemberment, matter-of-fact accounts of trafficking in slaves, honest tales of the high honor and cruel treachery of war. Nothing is neat and orderly. . . .” But he also detects in these stories of God’s people a “gradual but certain movement toward grace.” Yancey offers samplings from Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes and the Prophets -- not because he expects them to reveal the secrets of life, but as companions on his own pilgrimage.
Join SpiritSeekers on Sunday mornings to track this journey. Participant’s Guide available in class or at the church office for $9.00; also available in other formats, including ebook and on the Kindle.
SpiritSeekers will interrupt the Yancey series mid-February to join FUMC’s church-wide Lenten Study. Watch for details.
Sign up for these classes after Sunday service or anytime through the Church Office, or drop in at the church on the day of the class.
Adult Ministries invite you to consider the gift of a spiritually-centered study in your life. It is in settings of close connection with others on a faith journey that we deepen our relationship with God and strengthen connections with one another as the church, the body of Christ. We encourage everyone to consider one or more of these short or long-term commitments, whether as a new visitor, or a new or long-time member.
Confidential scholarship assistance is available to assist with study material fees. See Rev. Adiel DePano or your course leader. Childcare is provided on Sunday morning and for weeknight classes when needed. Please indicate when signing up.
Questions? contact the church office by calling 626.796.0157 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org