Courses : Lent Studies
The Lent Studies in 2015 will take place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm on the 25th of February, and the 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th of March. The format for each evening will be a 30-45 minutes talk, followed by tea / coffee and discussions in groups. House groups are invited to suspend their usual meetings during Lent and to take part in these studies instead.
Our 2014 Lent Studies focussed on matters relating to Sex, Singleness, and Marriage. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, the talks and resources are only available on application to the Church Office.
Our 2013 Lent Studies focussed on the Book of Judges. The talks and resources are available to church members here.
|Wednesday 20th February||7.30pm||Why is the Old Testament so violent?|
|Wednesday 27th February||7.30pm||Why did Israel need a mother in Deborah?|
|Wednesday 6th March||7.30pm||What was Gideon doing in a wine-press?|
|Wednesday 13th March||7.30pm||Why did Jephthah sacrifice his daughter?|
|Wednesday 20th March||7.30pm||What was really the secret of Samson's strength?|
What questions do you have about the Christian faith? The topics for our Lent studies in 2012 were democratically decided. During January and Februrary church members have filled in their top five questions on the “Burning Questions” forms in the church lounge. Those which have appeared most frequently will made up our Lent studies for 2012. The subjects are listed below. The talks and resources are available to church members here.
|Wednesday 29th February||7.30pm||When Christians disagree, who is right?|
|Wednesday 7th March||7.30pm||What is Holy Communion, and who should receive it?|
|Wednesday 14th March||7.30pm||Has science killed God?|
|Wednesday 21st March||7.30pm||What is the point in praying?|
|Wednesday 28th March||7.30pm||Does God really heal people?|
Each of the subjects listed above received three or more votes. The remaining questions are summarized below - perhaps these can be addressed on other occasions.
The Apostle’s Creed says that Jesus descended into hell. How can that be? (x2)
In our 2011 Lent Studies we looked at some of the big ideas which the apostle Paul refers to in the opening chapter of the letter to the Ephesians. We looked at Election & Predestination, Adoption, Incorporation into Christ, Redemption, Grace, and Resurrection. The talks and resources are available to church members here.