Our Lent study of Matthew is underway Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM. Texts are in the Fellowship Hall, I hope you take one and if you cannot attend the class take as much as you can from the study.
For anyone who would like to join us, our study is of devotionals prepared by Bishop and Professor N. Thomas Wright, Chair of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. This week we will cover excerpts found in chapters 5 through 9 and 17 of Matthew’s gospel and Psalm 32. Professor Wright’s devotionals are meant to highlight Christ’s journey to the cross. His translations are meant to present the Scriptures in a modern language we can understand and are less formal than most current published versions. With his background in the customs and culture in which the verses were written and the many meanings of the Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic words used, we will be getting a very close translation in words we use daily.
After a reading of the selected Scripture, we offer questions selected from Professor Wright’s study guide on the gospel of Matthew which focus on these passages. My hope is to stimulate your participation in our discussion. This study is not a lecture series, but a learning experience drawn from everyone’s participation. My objective is for all to gain from each other’s contributions. All are welcome.
Lent for Everyone: Matthew, Year A by N. T. Wright
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Grace and Peace,