Our new weekly Bible Study Group begins on Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm and will take place in the Lady Chapel at St Cross Church.
The First Eight Sessions of our study group are designed to help participants understand the Bible for themselves. Over these eight sessions we will look at the big picture of the Bible storyline – from Genesis to Revelation. Along the way participants will pick up tools and skills to help them read the Bible for themselves. Each of these first sessions is interactive, with sections of teaching, discussion time and personal reflection. Between sessions there are daily readings to prepare for the following week. By the end of the eight-week course participants should have the confidence to pick up the Bible, read it for themselves and apply it to their lives.
Session 1: Introducing the Bible Session 2: Creation & Covenant Session 3: Exodus & Promised Land Session 4: Judges & Kings Session 5: Exile & Prophets Session 6: Jesus & the Gospels Session 7: Acts & the Church Session 8: Revelation & Review
After this initial introduction is over, it is envisaged that we will move into a particular way of reading the Bible – a spiritual reading – which is often called Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is often described as a ‘particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in his word and letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit’. The passages we use during these sessions will be taken from the lectionary.
We look forward to seeing you there and studying God’s word together.