Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Old Testament with New Eyes

Chris Stringer, a senior student at Newman House, offers an update on the Bible Study group that has been meeting this term.
On Thursday evenings at Newman House, we have been running a Bible study group. It’s theme is ‘The Old Testament with New Eyes’ and as the title suggests, the study attempts to deepen our understanding of the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. We have just finished working through Genesis and have discovered the symbolic ways in which God foreshadows his mercy and message of Salvation to us. We are discovering the ‘living word’ and how the Bible is so much more than mere words on a page. As a result the study has become an exciting and lively evening demonstrated by a 10-15 strong group who are really encouraged and enthusiastic to learn more. This has been made crystal clear through their intelligent and thoughtful contributions that are brought up every week in group discussion. I really enjoy leading the study in a relaxed environment with our Bibles (and tea and biscuits) in hand!

‘The Old Testament with New Eyes’ Bible Study Group meets Thursdays @ 8pm in the Sitting Room at Newman House. All are welcome!

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