Fall 2022 Sunday Morning Bible Study: I & II Kings
8:30 a.m. on Zoom
Led by the Rev. Chris Visminas:
Here at St Paul’s we haven’t done a real in-depth look at the Bible in a while, so after receiving some info on I & II Kings from a favorite Bible photo site, I decided (executive decision) to go for it.
Kings has readable, accessible stories about everyone from King David to the prophet Isaiah. The two books were originally one which related the history of how the united kingdom under David and Solomon got torn apart into the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel, both of which ended in destruction. Those who wrote Kings wanted to show how that destruction was a result of the Israelites’ own behavior towards God and others. The politics and theology involved has much that is relevant to us today.
Because the events of Kings happened between 2500 to 3000 years ago, some background is needed. So we will be covering geography, society, archaeology, economics and politics to get an idea of what it was like for the people involved and how the era was both very different and very similar to today. All this background, however, is to give a firmer grasp of the theology of Kings and what it has to say to us about God today.
We’re planning on recording each session to make it available to other parishes and people. But, like all of my courses, exactly how things are covered is up to the participants. Thus if folks are more interested in how prophets interacted with others, I’ll put emphasis on that. If the archaeology is more intriguing we can go with that. It’s up to the class, at least after the first couple of sessions.
Click here for the link to the YouTube playlist with the Recordings of the Adult Ed Program on 1 & 2 Kings!
I expect this to go for the whole fall, September to December, but maybe beyond. It depends on peoples’ interest.
All that said we plan to start September 18 at the wide awake hour of 8.30am EDT.
Click here to join the Adult Bible Study Zoom on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.