Many Christians often state a desire to know the bible in a deeper way. There are stories you have heard, maybe in church, maybe in history, maybe in day-to-day discussions. The bible affects many aspects of history and western culture.
And yet, the structure of the Bible is not at all clear. The starting assumption is the bible is a book to be read linearly, one book after another. The bible is more of a collection of different writings, and to understand the bible deeply, one needs to appreciate the range of writings in the Hebrew Testament (HT, also known as Old Testament) and New Testament (NT).
Comments for reading:
Each session is an opportunity to discuss together that week's topic, read scripture together, and build community together. Each week there will be short videos to watch to introduce these topics. There are also suggested readings in the particular scripture one can read as your time allows.
This liturgical year (Year C) focuses on the book of Luke. We will focus more heavily on the book on the book of Luke compared to the other Gospels. Different liturgical years (Year A, B) will focus on different materials
|Date||Topic||Short Summary and Questions||Videos||Notes|
|Jan 18||Group Introductions|
|Jan 25||NT Introduction||
NT happens and recorded in history |
When were books written?
NT Introduction, |
NT Canon Introduction,
Earliest of Gospels |
Fast paced action
Intro to Mark, |
Ending of Mark,
|Feb 8||Matthew||Mark--Matthew Example,||Matthew 27|
|Feb 15||Luke--Acts 1||Birth Narratives|
|Feb 22||Luke--Acts 2|
|March 1||Luke--Acts 3|
|March 15||Intro to Paul / Philemon||Philemon|
|March 22||Spring Break|
|March 29||1st Thessalonians|
|April 12||Passion Week|
|April 19||Jesus||Who do you say that I am?|
Other letters to consider: 1st Corinthians, Romans
Many biblical resources can be found on-line, and therefore are accessible on a range of electronic devices.Bible Resources: