Eight Week Bible Series
Sunday Mornings starting February 9 • 8:00 a.m & 10:15 a.m.
Thursday Evenings starting February 13 • Video 6:00 p.m. • Dinner & Discussion 6:30 p.m.
“Do you know the real story behind the New Testament?
“We all share a fascination for discovering ‘the rest of the story.’ We enjoy learning the behind-the-scenes facts about seemingly familiar events.” The New Testament You Never Knew is an eight week series exploring the context, purpose and meaning of the story of God. In this video supported Bible study, well known Bible scholars N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird team up to lead a tour of the story behind the story of the New Testament.
What is the literature in the New Testament? Why these books? Where did they come from?
How did the landscape and the geography inform the meaning of events such as the baptism of Jesus, the parables and miracles? What was the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection against the backdrop of culture and history, and the incredible expansion of the early church into the Greco-Roman world? How can the transforming mission of Jesus still turn the world upside down today?
On Sunday mornings starting February 9 the weekly content of this series will be introduced using a short video introduction followed by a sermon investigating themes for that week.
On Thursday evenings starting February 13 the video lesson will be shown in the sanctuary, followed by dinner fellowship and small group discussion using the lesson guide for this series.
As our congregation moves to and through the season of Lent, we can deepen our sense of the breadth of literature in the New Testament and how to use scripture to inform our faith today.
Dates and Themes:
February 16 / 20 – The Creation of the New Testament • Thursday Night Meal: Lasagna, Salad, Bread
February 23 / 27 – The World of Jesus and the Apostles • Thursday Night Meal: Poppyseed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Rolls
March 1 / 5 – The Life and Death of Jesus • Thursday Night Meal: Gringo Taco Casserole, Corn Casserole, Fruit Salad
March 8 / 12 – The Resurrection of Jesus • Thursday Night Meal: To Be Determined
March 15 / 19 – The Ministry of the Apostle Paul • Thursday Night Meal: To Be Determined
March 22 / 26 – The Early Christians and the Church • Thursday Night Meal: To Be Determined
March 29 / April 2 – The Mission of the Church • Thursday Night Meal: Spaghetti and Meatballs
March 15 • 11:30 a.m. • Wesley Room
Bring a sandwich/snack and a cold drink. Conact Marilyn Plaistow if you have any questions. Everyone welcome!