This Sunday we’ll begin a new series…one that may take a while to get through, but I truly believe will be worth it!
What are some of the earth-shaking events that have happened in history that you can think of ? The terrorist attacks of 9-11 come readily to mind, having occurred so recently. Think about the ways in which our world changed as a result of that event. It’s been one of our responsibilities as a generation to record what happened in that attack. To investigate it, and it’s ramifications on our world and society. It’s important because people under the age of 9 didn’t live through it, yet it has shaped their world.
We’re going to begin a study which investigates another event which occurred some 2,000 years ago…an event that spanned 33 years, and which changed the world forever. It’s the most important thing that’s ever happened, and our lives will never be the same because of it. What we’re talking about, of course, is the news that God came to the earth and lived, taught, was killed and then rose again among us. It’s pretty amazing, and it’s the foundation of our faith…yet so few know anything about it.
So…we’re going to begin studying the Gospel of Luke; an investigation of the Hero King. This Sunday, we’ll read Luke 1:1-4 as an introduction. Also, another heads up is I will start teaching from the ESV (English Standard Version). You can read about it and access it here. Many teachers have been moving toward using the ESV because it appears to be a very faithful, literal translation which is still very easy to read. I really have come to like it in my own studies. It will track pretty well with the NKJV if that’s what you’re using.
Anyway…see yaz Sunday!