St John’s has a well established Bible study group. We meet once-a-month, on a Tuesday evening at 8pm, except in August and September. We take a different subject each year – trying wherever possible to look at something different from our theme from the year before.
Previous themes have included, following in the footsteps of the early Israelite community as it made its way from slavery in Egypt, survival as a nomadic community in the desert and finally as a settled people in the Promised Land. The Gospel of Matthew has been examined as well as St Paul’s letter to the Romans.
We end each study session with coffee and conversation and hold a celebratory barbeque at the end of the year.
Starting in October 2017 we will be looking at the Letter of James.
A controversial book described by Luther as “an epistle of straw”. He doubted its author was an apostle of Christ and he perceived its contents to conflict with St Paul’s teachings on justification by faith.
However, the letter is also central to our lives as Christians because within it is the scriptural basis for the sacrament of anointing the sick.
So all in all there is much to discuss in this short book!
Why not come and join us? Further details are available from Fr Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org