This is not the Bible for dummies. But it is for people who feel dumb around the Bible. Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., in the Charney Room at Trinity Easton. Call the Trinity office for more info and/or to sign up: 610-253-0792 Next session: January 4 – February 15: Jesus’ Prayer Book (and ours): The Psalms
Imagine a book in the Bible where God doesn't tell us what to do, but where we tell God how we feel!
That's the Book of Psalms! Have you ever wondered if there really is a God? Have you ever wondered if God really cares about you? Have you ever wondered why God would allow evil to exist or let evil triumph over good? Have you ever had to make a choice but weren't sure which way to turn? How you ever been awed by the beauty of nature? Have you ever been so sad that you did not know how to go on or felt so happy that you wanted to praise God in every way you could? The Psalms express every possible human emotion and honestly explore every human experience. The Psalms are the record of how people react to God every day. When we pray the psalms, we are using the very same prayer book that Jesus used. We are praying the words he prayed, we are summing our feelings, our questions, our experiences, before God just as Jesus did.
We will look at some of the Psalms to get a flavor of the depth, power and poignancy of this book.
- January 4, 2012 - Happy or Wicked: You Choose! (Psalm 1)
- January 11, 2012 - The Majesty of God (Psalm 8)
- January 18, 2012 - The Forgiveness of Sin (Psalm 32)
- January 25, 2012 - A Lament for the City (Psalm 79)
- February 1, 2012 - God's Dwelling Place (Psalm 84)
- February 8, 2012 - Revenge! (Psalm 137)
- February 15, 2012 - I Will Praise God (Psalm 146)
Please sign up in the back of the church or call the parish office to sign up.