Pastor’s Bible Study - Epic of Eden: Jonah
This Fall, Pastor Jim will lead another Bible Study in Dr. Sandra Richter’s Epic of Eden series. Her newest study will cover the Old Testament book of Jonah. This eight-week study will explore the context in which the book of Jonah was written and connects it to the big story of the Bible and discover how the story of Jonah is still speaking today?
When most people think about the book of Jonah, they think about a children’s story. Others think about a story they’ve heard so many times there could not possibly be anything new to learn from it. Well strap in, because in this study, our expert guide Dr. Sandra Richter, will prove all those assumptions wrong!
In the book of Jonah, we find a professional holy man, a lifer in the faith who is about to have the God he thinks he understands challenge him with an assignment that he can hardly get his brain around.
Dr. Richter takes us on a journey through Jonah’s life that leads us all to the place where we realize that our God is way bigger than we thought. Not only will we learn everything we ever wanted to know about the brutal Assyrians of Nineveh, ancient seafaring ships, and large aquatic creatures, but we will also be challenged with the same message that confronted Jonah. Are we willing to let God be God, to move us out of our comfort zones, and embrace a calling that might just take us to the edges of the world we know?