Friday Bible Study News
We began 2018 with a series of reflections on the Outline of the Faith found in the Book of Common Prayer. This is the core beliefs of the Episcopal Church. Each of the churches contained in the Anglican Communion has a similar statement. They differ slightly one from the other but are easy to recognize as “Anglican”. The Outline provides an easy read and overview and are often used as an introduction to folks exploring this tradition and as part of preparations for confirmation and least in content if not in the same form.
But there is more than that. Friday Bible Study uses the Kingdom of God as the root for our work. What is it? Where is it? Who is it? The Kingdom is the subject of scripture. And scripture is the basis of the Outline of the Faith. We will be searching for the connections on Friday mornings. We will begin in earnest on January 25.
Last Friday, January 18, time was spent on an introduction to the Outline discussing: why organizations typically have a statement such as this; weather or not “rules” or guiding principles come before; how this plays a part in distinguishing one church from another. Next Friday we will take the next step. It is a simple question, “What are we by nature.” If you have wondered about that, come and see.
Our next study will be The Book of Job.