Bible Study

Jesus' Parables
8 weeks, September – December 2020
Mondays, 7:30 -9pm on Zoom

We all love a good story and they are a brilliant way of making a point. We can learn much, not only from what Jesus said, but from the way he said it. His use of stories prompts us to use our imaginations and our own life experiences to learn more about what God expects from our lives.

Jesus told over 60 stories which make up one third of his recorded teaching in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. If you’re wondering what relevance 2,000-year-old tales of vines and judges, of bygone family etiquette and the power of Middle-Eastern overlords have to your life today, this study will give you a new perspective.

Over 8 sessions we will consider what stories do and focus on seven of Jesus’ parables. Stories can  change our thinking, our ways of seeing, our behaviour, even our society, by provoking us to ask questions and to ‘think outside the box’.

Quotes from people new to Bible Study

Stacey says, ‘I haven't done a Bible Study before but I really enjoyed it. We all had different backgrounds and levels of knowledge and it worked really well. I can't wait to do another’.

Laura adds, "I was really nervous about joining bible study and was convinced I would be out of my depth. I couldn't have been more wrong. It's a fun and interesting conversation with lots of laughter. I've made good friends, learnt lots and developed in faith. Join us!"

All are welcome and no prior knowledge is needed.

Each study will stand alone but it will be helpful to have attended the first week as an overview.
Dates: 7th,21st,28th September. 5th & 26th October. 2nd, 9th ,16th November.
Contact the Church Office on 269861 or email stwilfschurchoffice@btinternet.com to book your place.

Meetings start at 7:30pm (please arrive 10 minutes early so that we start on time)

 

The Bible is a guide for our lives and helps us to discover God's will for us. In the Psalms it says that God's word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). We believe that the Bible is lively and life-giving and that we can learn more about God and about ourselves through it. Our own experiences are essential too - we bring our lives to God and through his word more is revealed.

We encourage all the members of our congregation to read the Bible regularly. In services we print the Bible readings for the service and encourage you to take the sheet away so that you can read the passages again at your leisure, pin them to the fridge and think about them during the week.

 

 

For more information contact the Church office on 269861 or email stwilfschurchoffice@btinternet.com