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Here is an opportunity to meet with others to study the Bible, share life stories, and build strong ties of friendship and support.
Every year, the PC (USA) offers a themed Bible study through the Horizons program, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women Organization. San Francisco Theological Seminary hosts an introductory seminar on the second Saturday of every September featuring the author of the year’s study as the primary speaker. Watch here for more information on the 2016 seminar.
For the academic year of 2015-2016, the book is called “Come to the Waters” by the Rev. Judy Record Fletcher.
Water plays a central role in the stories of scripture, from the chaotic waters of creation to the River of Life in Revelation. Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah); sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). In this study, we explore some of the Bible’s more than 800 references to water, including the delivery of God’s people through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River, the judgment of a people weak in faith and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. The rich imagery of water throughout the Bible helps us understand and articulate our faith. Just as water nourishes our bodies, so the scriptures on water nourish our souls. In this study, we consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God’s people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism.
Led by Seminary Intern Patrick Kiptum, the ongoing study group meets on the second Wednesday of the month through June 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am in the Fireside Room. All are welcome.