When: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, starting February 24
Where: Zoom - you can access the link here. If you'd like to call in, dial (669) 900-6833.
When you're asked for the Meeting ID, enter: 804 623 3476
Lent is here and you are invited to engage in this special season through a community study of Adam Hamilton's book, Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today. This will be a Zoom study on Wednesday nights, starting February 24th and ending March 31st. Every week of the study, we will begin our time with fellowship and dinner together from 6:00-6:30 pm and then we will proceed to the video and book discussion from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Here is a synopsis of Hamilton's book:
What if the Ten Commandments were not just a set of ancient rules, but a guide to experiencing the good life today? Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of “thou-shalt-nots” found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life. These ten ancient “words” were given to us by a loving God who longed to set safe boundaries, create order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves. In this book of Scripture and inspiration, bestselling author Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving “thou shalt. ” He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one’s life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace. A landmark work from one of our most trusted biblical thinkers, Words of Life is an inspiring, thought-provoking read for anyone seeking to live a meaningful and joyful life.