Scripture from Scratch

with Sister Anne Walsh OP

Selected Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm (see below)

Living as if we believed in God

 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

Psalm 24:1

The designs of the LORD stand forever, the plans of his heart from age to age
Psalm 33:11

Selected Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm 

(Refreshments from 7.00 pm)

Suggested donation £5 per session

The central message that Jesus preached is the Kingdom of God. The roots of his teaching are found in the Hebrew Scriptures. This course will explore these roots: what would life be like if humanity followed God’s plans?

To fulfil the ‘plans of his heart’, God guided the People of Israel though the Prophets, teaching His People how to live out these plans. Their story is one of both faithfulness and unfaithfulness.

Never in the history of the world has the need for this teaching been as pressing as it is today. Assisted by the unprecedented technological progress of our age, humanity has become ‘better’ at hurting and killing one another and destroying our beautiful earth than at any other time in human history.

26 September      Creation: And God saw that it was good… What went wrong?

 

10 October      Worship & Idolatry 

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

24 October      Covenant: A second Chance, from Abraham to Jesus

‘Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine.’ … The people all answered as one: ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.’ (Exodus 19:5,8)

 7 November      Torah Law & Good Government: Ruling as God would have Kings rule 

For he shall save the needy when they cry, the poor, and those who are helpless. He will have pity on the weak and the needy,  and save the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their souls;  to him their blood is dear. (Psalm 72)

21 November      The Vision of the Prophets: An alternative world
The wolf will lie down with the lamb (Isaiah 11.6)

 

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