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4th May 2016
Have you ever wondered why there are four Gospels? Surely one would have done the job. And what about the Kingdom of God, ever wondered what that’s actually about? How about the story of Jesus’ death – why does Jesus seem so calm in Luke but so anguished in Mark and Matthew? How come Mark doesn’t have any of the Christmas story or resurrection appearances? And what’s going on in John’s Gospel?
In our first Going Deeper course, we’ll be exploring all these questions and lots more. The four Gospels tell us about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; they show us what Jesus said and did. And so, put simply, if we want to get to know Jesus better we need to read and understand the Gospels. Over the course of seven evenings we’ll be seeking to do exactly that in Going Deeper: Gospels.
Each evening of Going Deeper will include front-led teaching, interactive activities, discussion and Q&A. Anyone who joins us will go away at the end with a better understanding of who Jesus is and why He came, as well as being better equipped to read the Bible well.
The sessions will look something like this:
Thursday 26 May — Introduction: What are the Gospels? How were they written? How should we read them? Why are there four?
Thursday 2 June — Contexts: What stories do we need to know to understand the story of the Gospels?
Thursday 9 June – The Gospel of Mark: An introduction to Mark’s Gospel, its story and key themes.
Thursday 16 June – The Gospel of Matthew: An introduction to Matthew’s Gospel, its story and key themes.
Thursday 30 June – The Gospel of Luke: An introduction to Luke’s Gospel, its story and key themes.
Thursday 7 July – The Gospel of John: An introduction to John’s Gospel, its story and key themes.
Thursday 21 July – But what about...? Difficult passages, weird stories and confusing sayings.
So if you want to get to know Jesus better by understanding the Gospels better, come along to Going Deeper.
You can sign-up at the Information Desk on a Sunday or email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted by Andrew Bunt