What can two thousand year old stories from the Bible teach us about God, about ourselves, and about the world today? For example:
In the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) we wonder who are our neighbors. We wonder why the Samaritan helped the wounded traveler. Why did the others pass by? What is Jesus trying to show us? Would we pass by or stop?
We can imagine the picture in our mind’s eye. We also look at paintings of the story. Our imagination can grow as we see what is happening in the painting through color and light and shadow and as we identify with the characters in the painting. In the picture we can see the story and come to further understanding.
Through words and pictures we learn to talk about God. We learn to see new things each moment. God is creating something new in each moment.
“This program is not what you might consider traditional Bible Study. Even though the basis is scripture taken from either the Hebrew scriptures or the New Testament, we don’t just look for a description of the Biblical text. We simply talk and share our ideas about faith on a more intimate level. In this way, we get to know each other more deeply and strengthen our church family, whether we understand the Biblical text or not. Even though we share a common faith, our pasts and present situations are very different. Through this program though, we’ve been able to step away from little differences and form a very supportive bond.” – Christine Hoppus
Every Sunday morning we meet at the church to “Journey through the Bible” through art and words. We look at the scripture for that Sunday’s worship. Those who attend find that worship is more enlivened as they gain a deeper understanding of the Bible story.
Join us. All are welcome.