Adult Forum at New Life - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancy
In The Bible Jesus Read, Yancey encourages readers to consider how Hebrew Scripture–what Christians call the Old Testament–is relevant to their own lives. His premise is that although many Christians tacitly consider the New Testament more important than the Old, the New Testament was written after Jesus’ earthly ministry, making the Old Testament “the Bible Jesus read.” Hebrew Scripture was the greatest influence on the mind and spirit of the founder of Christianity, a fact that, in the author’s estimation, obligates Christians to know it well. During this 8 week study we will explore: Job for its affirmation of faith, Deuteronomy for its portrayal of spiritual heroism in the figure of the aged Moses, the Psalms for their presentation of the intimacy of God’s relationship with humanity, Ecclesiastes for its realism about life, and the prophetic books for the hope in God’s providence that they inculcate.