Following the success of the six session course on Soul Keeping by John Ortberg the study group is now moving to consider a further six session course, this time by the former Bishop of Durham N.T. Wright. The course is based on the book "Surprised by Hope."
Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. In this six-session small group Bible study, premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breath taking hope Jesus offers the world, and its impact on your life today. Gain an exciting new vision for your life on earth in light of your future in heaven. Wonderful as is the promise of heaven, a glorious hereafter is just part of what salvation is about.
What about today? Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your life here and now is of tremendous consequence, and what you believe about the future has a direct impact on how you live in the present.
In six transforming, faith-inspiring sessions, premiere biblical scholar N. T. Wright opens your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God's Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is.
The sessions will explore such questions as What is heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope personally and spread its healing power to the world around us?
Surprised by Hope provides a clearer vision both of the future and of God's kingdom at hand today.
This study provides individual and group activities, additional background material, and between-session personal studies that will enhance your experience of the video sessions. Sessions include: 1. Hope for the World (25th of April) 2. The Hope of the Resurrection (9th of May) 3. The Hope of Heaven (23rd of May) 4. The Hope of Jesus' Second Coming (13th of June) 5. The Hope of Salvation (27th of June) 6. The Hope of the Church (4th of July)
Each session starts at 8pm and will last for 1 hour. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards. You can remain as anonymous as you wish, unless you are the rector or curate who will be facilitating the study!