Several people have asked me for a simple Bible Study, so this summer, I have two offerings. I intend for these classes to be safe environments to learn and grow, open for beginners and those who want to learn more about how God uses the Bible to enter into our lives in meaningful, helpful ways. Both sets of classes will deal with the book of Psalms. The Psalms have often been called the prayer book of the Bible and the synagogue’s and church’s hymnal. As such, they deal with a variety of thoughts and feelings regarding God and life. In addition to your questions and insights, we’ll consider: How does God speak to you through the Psalms? What thoughts and feeling arise from the readings? What questions do you have that come to mind? Are there next steps for each or all of us to take, as a result of gathering together and sharing? Jesus said that the Comforter – God’s Holy Spirit – will teach us all things. What thing is Jesus teaching or prompting in you?
The first time will be after the Wednesday evening Stavkirke worship. We will gather at the parsonage for a discussion of the Psalm we heard in worship that night. That will be a good way to extend the worship in a time of reflection. That group will start on July 3 and continue through August 28. Since each session is self-contained, you can come as often or as infrequently as you are able.
Not everyone likes to go out at night, so the second time will be on Thursdays at 10AM in the Trinity library, starting on July 11. Again, we’ll look at one particular Psalm each time, so you can come as often or as infrequently as you are able.
Feel free to contact Pastor Alan with questions about these Bible opportunities. See you soon!