Lent Sermon Series In its most basic form, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It’s meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. For some, parables revealed the truth and for others they concealed the truth. During this series, we'll find out that Jesus wants to tell us a story. These parables teach us a lot about what Jesus’ stories mean. Together we’ll discover how Jesus’ storytelling helps unfold the kingdom of God to us.
March 15 - The Mustard Seed
March 22 - The Good Samaritan
March 29 - The Wise and Foolish Builders
Palm Sunday, April 5 - Two Sons
Easter Sunday, April 12 - Prodigal Son
Adult Ed Series Sundays, Through March 29
9:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall
March 15 | Amos, A Prophet who Saw
Dr. Jina Kang
This week we will explore the book of Amos to grapple with the question: what did Amos see? As many prophets who preceded and followed afterwards,
Amos saw a community “out of sync” with God’s expectations. We will examine how this prophet tried to persuade his audience to see what they could
not or would not see. Finally, we will pay attention to how this prophet understood God’s relationship with God’s people and the world God created.
March 22 | Micah: Life in Community
Dr. Jina Kang
This week we will explore a well-cited text in the book of Micah, Micah 6:8. We will closely examine the call to act justly, love mercy, and to
walk humbly with your God as essential ways of living in community with one another and with God.
March 29 | Thinking about Refugees in the Bible
Dr. Steed Davidson
Nations are not natural phenomena, but rather constructed as a feature of the modern world. Nations and their borders are responsible for the
creation of refugees. In the ancient world, as in today’s world, movements of peoples were quite common. The difference between the ancient world
and the modern world is the creation of borders and legal structures to cross from one area to the next. Borders produce refugees. Were there refugees
in the Bible? If so how were they treated? Are there lessons to be learned from the way refugees are treated in the Bible?
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