Wednesday Morning Bible Study
“Abraham’s Journey of Faith”
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called …
and he set out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are often referred to as the three “Abrahamic Religions.” Each of these faith traditions traces its spiritual journey to the experience of a family that left the ancient Sumerian city-state of Ur to become a nomadic tribe. The patriarch of this family was a man named Abraham who, in the book of Deuteronomy, is referred to as the “Wandering Aramean.” The stories of Abraham and his wife Sarah are found in Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Scriptures.
As we approach the season of Advent we will be reading and discussing these familiar stories and reflecting on their implications for our own spiritual journeys. We will also be considering the implications of these stories for our parish and diocese as we journey together “not knowing where we are going.”
We invite you to join us on Wednesday mornings for an hour of lively discussion and reflection. We meet in the library from 10:30 to noon.
November 4: Session One Genesis 11: 24 – 12::9 The Journey Begins
November 11: Session Two Genesis 12: 10 – 13:4 Abraham in Egypt
November 18: Session Three Genesis 13: 5-18 Abraham and Lot go their separate ways
November 25: Session Four Genesis 14: 1-24 The Encounter with Melchizedek
December 2: Session Five Genesis 15: 1-21 The Abrahamic Covenant
December 9: Session Six Genesis 18: 1-19 The Three Visitors