No person in history has had as much impact as a humble carpenter from Palestine. No-one else has transformed so many lives – and continues to do so. Millions know him as their friend, their Lord and their saviour.
So how can we get to know this amazing man?
We start with Holy Scripture. We are so fortunate to have the eye-witness accounts recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But why do we need four separate books? What can we learn from their unity and their diversity?
If you were filing the four different gospel books on a library’s shelves, would you put them under biography, philosophy, action thriller, political manifesto, or elsewhere? When you think about the pictures of Jesus that the gospel writers give us, are they official portraits, religious icons, family snapshots or documentary caricatures?
How does each of the four gospels present God’s revelation of his love in Jesus? What are the similarities and the differences in the pictures of Jesus they present? Most importantly, how do answers to these questions help us to follow Jesus today?
Why not join us as we look at some of these questions and more in a short course? All are welcome, no experience is necessary and each session will stand alone, so come to as many as you can.
Dates: Thursdays 17th & 24th November, 1st & 8th December
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (tea & coffee from 7pm)
Venue: Supper Room
Led by: Angela Bailey, Cleveland Archdeaconry Training Adviser