As Anglican Christians we affirm that we believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to contain all things necessary to salvation. Rather than the Bible simply giving us a list of things to do and to not do, the story of our salvation is told as a story. It’s the grand drama of our God working in this world on our behalf, as an act of his divine love toward us and all that he has made. Through story we learn, we associate, and we get to know one another; it is through story that God has delivered his great message to us through the texts of the Holy Scripture, and where we get to know God, his character, and his nature. In six weeks we will be looking at the whole overarching story God has to tell us through those whom he has chosen to write to us this divine love letter. It’s a story of creation, of good and evil, of triumph and tragedy, of the coming of God in the flesh, and of the finality of all things when God will put all things to rights. It is not only God’s story, but also our story, as God has spoken to our forebears throughout the centuries, and as he continues to speak to us today through the Scripture. Come and join us as we recount God’s amazing story of salvation for and with his people, and understand anew our places in this divine drama.” We will start the study on 23 Feb. We’ll meet in the library at Ellsworth Chapel, starting at 6:45pm.
Here is the schedule. 23 Feb 2 March 9 March 23 March 30 March 6 April We’ll need about an hour-fifteen to an hour and a half for each session. I’ve prepared short lessons, and assigned Scripture readings for each evening, which will take up half the time, then questions for either open discussion if we have a smaller crowd, or if larger than twelve we can break into small groups to discuss and bring back for sharing with the whole group. I want to make sure everyone who wants to speak can, as I’ve noticed the habit of when in larger groups anywhere things tend to settle into the same few folks having the majority of discussion time. TG