Friends, during the first few weeks of Lent, while we were still worshiping in our sanctuary, many of you were doing some at-home bible study. If you remember, people were given one of four different scripture readings and each week you were invited to read the scripture with a different task.
I apologize, as, in the midst of all of the change, I had forgotten. It’s never too late, so I’m inviting you to re-engage with the scripture.
For those of you who have not yet begun, again, it’s never too late! My suggestion is choose a colour (from the column on the left) and that will align with your reading. You can see what has been done in the first few weeks, and then jump right in!
For those who have been following along each week, this week I am going to invite you to read your lesson again, but I encourage you to read from a different perspective. Who we are and our life experiences shape how we hear scripture. If you can imagine yourself in a different situation, what might the reading say to you? Does the story take on new meaning? Do you learn something new about yourself and/or God?
For each reading, if you go to the far right column, you will discover the perspective I am inviting you to consider. Imagine yourself in that situation and read through the scripture as you have the last few weeks. What new things do you discover in the story? I pray that the Word comes alive for you in a new way.
Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Calls the First Disciples
You are reading this scripture story with people who are struggling to find work.
Luke 7:36-50 Jesus is Anointed
We are in the midst of a world-wide pandemic where social distancing is required. What does this story say to you today?
Luke 24:13-35 The Road to Emmaus
You are reading this story with parents who are struggling with the reality that their adult children no longer come to church.
John 8:1-11 The Woman Caught in Adultery
You are reading this scripture story with youth in a detention centre. They are all there because of an act they committed.
Week 1: Read through the text several times.
Week 2: Read through the text and makes notes – what words jump out at you? What makes you pause? What questions do you have? Mark it up with your thoughts.
Week 3: Where are YOU in the story?
Week 4: This is the week we missed!!
Week 5: Read the story from a different perspective – each group will have their own. Please see the chart.
God of the Living Word, may your Word speak to us today as we open ourselves to it. May we listen for how You are revealing Yourself and how others may see You. May we find new direction and deeper understanding of who You are and who we are. May Your Word come to life in us, we pray. Amen.
To Listen and Sing: (again, I apologize for the ads – please skip them!)