Lent exploring sessions

 

 

“Scripture is like a river, broad and deep, shallow enough here for the lamb to go wading, but deep enough there for the elephant to swim.” Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome (c. 540-604)

 It’s always good to do some extra learning during Lent. This year we are having 6 sessions all on a Tuesday evening at 7.15pm on Zoom. We’ll start on Tuesday 23rd and it will be every Tuesday from then.  This year we’ll be looking at the bible from a slightly different perspective. Each session will stand alone but the more you do, the more you will get out of it. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or a seasoned explorer, there will be something for you.

  “The Bible is like a divine watering hole, open to everyone. It’s a source of guidance, wisdom, and hope for our human race; a refreshing oasis where people from all walks of life can quench their thirst. You may already feel quite confident, why not wade deeper? You may feel cautious. But you don’t need to know it all to make your way to the edge. The only qualification is desire.”

  Give it a go.  Be brave. You don’t have to say anything though it would be great if you did, but be there with our Lord and with each of us who are there and precious to Him. There are some big themes:

Session 1: origins and meaning;

Session 2: exodus and freedom;

Session 3:  exile and peace;

Session 4:  messiah and love;

Session 5:  spirit and community;

Session 6 hope and home.

If you would like to join in, contact Vivien on vivien.elphick@btinternet.comfor the Zoom link but also for the course notes which will help you to follow through. As well as input, there will be times of quiet reflection, some discussion questions, prayer and a song or two

Vivien says: “I love these Lent sessions which gives us time and space to dig a little deeper than is possible in the Sunday sermon slot. I love stretching myself and others to learn more of Jesus and so come to love him more and discover how we can be light to the world”

We live in difficult times now in many ways, unsure of where it is all going. The Lent sessions will, we hope, give us different approaches to the Bible and encourage us to find our way round it and so hear more of God's word to us - to sustain and guide us as Christians; and to hear more of his word of love that he calls us to share.