“Bible From Scratch” Class Starts Feb. 10

A new Sunday School series with the Don Griggs book, The Bible from Scratch: The Old Testament, starts Feb. 10.

For many people the Bible, and particularly the Old Testament, seems to be an accumulation of stories and information ranging from the stirring and beautiful to the inscrutable or disturbing. Some have dutifully memorized the various books as part of early Sunday School efforts, while others haven’t the foggiest notion whether “Judges” belongs in the Old Testament, or the New (or even what it might be about). Still others are well acquainted with their favorite psalms and select stories involving characters like Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, Ruth, Moses, David, Deborah, or Elijah, but very little familiarity with minor prophets, or the themes and architecture of Leviticus. And yet there is more, so much more, to appreciate, understand, and be guided and shaped by in this wide-ranging and inspired collection.

Beginning Feb. 10, Rev. Brad Walters will facilitate the seven-week series written by Don Griggs, which presents an accessible, easy-to-understand overview of the Bible for participants of all levels of familiarity with the scriptures. The Bible from Scratch: the Old Testament for Beginners introduces basic themes, histories, personalities, and meanings of the Bible. Session titles include “The Books of the Law,” “The Narrative of Genesis,” “From Egypt to Canaan,” “From Joshua to Nehemiah,” “The Books of the Prophets,” and “The Books of the Writings.”

All are welcome to come for one, or all, of this series, as we acquaint (or reacquaint) ourselves with “richness and power” of the Old Testament. The class is from 9:30-10:15am in Room 214.

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