Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Study Mark during Lent

NOTICE:  Gospel of Mark study concluded a week early, ending Tuesday, March 22.

During Lent, I [Joy Alford] will be leading a study on Mark.  We will join together on a Lenten journey.  Mark's Gospel is a journey narrative, but not primarily a geographical journey.  Mark invites the reader to journey with Jesus---to become one of the disciples whom Jesus instructs on the way to Jerusalem.

Mark's gospel is a brief but important one. It is a character sketch of Jesus Christ.  We will learn about Jesus, who is revealed to us here as the Servant who suffered.

This is not a DVD series. I will prepare each lesson weekly and bring what the Spirit has revealed to me.  

Come - join the spirit-led discussion and journey with us, just like the disciples in Mark's gospel journeyed with him. 

This study will be held for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings from Feb 24 to March 30 (yes, the week after Easter).   Time will be spent in our Bibles, in discussion and in prayer.  There is power in prayer and some of the weeks the Rev. Nancy Callaham will lead us in prayer.  Each week bring a Bible (and writing utensil if you choose to take notes) or you may borrow one from me or the church.  If you would like, bring food/beverages for yourself.  Mostly bring an open heart and mind for what the Spirit may say to you.

Wednesday at 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room

Suggested reading guide (read the week before the session)
February 24 
Ash Wednesday - Mark 1:1-13
Thursday -  Mark 1:14-34
Friday - Mark 1:35-2:17
Monday or Tuesday - Mark 2:18-3:6

- submitted by Joy Alford