The Pastor's Class

The Pastor’s Class - Isaiah

Not Your Grand-momma’s Bible Study!
A few years ago I was at a church pot-luck, and as I made my way down the dessert table I saw a casserole dish with a post-card attached.  It read: “Not your grand-momma’s banana pudding!”  The recipe was also available on a little stack of cards.  How could I not try that banana pudding?  I put some in a bowl, and took a card from the recipe stack.  As I began to peruse the recipe and marvel at the unexpected ingredients, I put the first spoonful in my mouth.  Wow!  It was definitely not my grand-momma’s banana pudding!  After that I looked for the banana pudding at every church pot-luck - it was my new favorite desert.

On Sunday, September 19, Pastor Paul began a study of the Book of Isaiah. He hopes that folks who maybe haven’t enjoyed Bible study in the past will give this a try.  Sometimes our Bible study can seem a bit ordinary - like vanilla ice cream.  We are not challenged by new material and we are not able to make connections to our own circumstance.

The Isaiah study which will take place each Sunday morning at 9:15 (in person in the Fellowship Hall or remotely via Zoom) is meant to be a new Bible study experience for you.  Yes, we will read the book of Isaiah, and we will look carefully at some portions of that important text.  We will also learn some things about Isaiah that you have not likely been taught before. You will be challenged to rethink what a prophet is and how prophecy works in the life of a community of God’s people.  You will be asked to engage in serious thought about the message of Isaiah, and to see how it is not just a message for Jerusalem in the years around exile, but how it is a word for us today too.  

There will be some unexpected ingredients in this Bible study and I hope you will give it a try!  Oh, and bring a friend with you! — Pastor Paul

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