Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The Book of Hosea!
The Book of Hosea addresses the issue of the spiritual decline of God's people n the Northern Kingdom, Israel (sounds a little like us, today, doesn't it?) Hosea speaks to the judgment of God AND the love of God. Judgment is viewed by God's love for God's people. Even though it seems on the surface Hosea is a prophet of doom, he also shows the greater depth of God's love; depths of God's love seen in the gospels. Due to COVID-19 (and the tornado) we meet on ZOOM. We meet from 10:00am-11:30. If you would like to join us, please contact the Church office (615-883-0818) or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Evening Bible Study: The Gospel of John
The Gospel of John is a deep theological study about Jesus being "The Christ" from God. From the very beginning of his gospel, John delves into the very mystery of Jesus as The Christ, the creator of all things, who is in all things, and people. He became God's Incarnate "Word" to bring the "truth" of God's love for world. In John, water is not just water, it is "a spring of water gushing up to eternal life". Even though John does not have the institution of Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday, he states the abundance of God's grace in the water-changed-to-wine (I'm sure the best wine ever). Bread is not just bread. It is the abundant true Bread of Heaven giving life to the world. All the miracles, or as John calls them "signs" are meant to not just show Jesus could do them; they were to point people to God grace through them. If you want to learn more about who Jesus was as the Incarnate Word of God, who so loves the world, who does not condemn the world, you're invited to join us. We meet on ZOOM (because of COVID and the tornado) from 6:30-8pm. Please call the Church Office at 615-883-0818 or email us at email@example.com. All are welcome.