Ben Franklin once said “Beer is proof God loves us!” so we thought we would try an offsite evening bible study which can include food and drink called “Wine & Word”. Starting Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm for 6 weeks, we will meet at George Murphy’s at The Creek, 36000 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia. We will be doing the Lenten Bible Study “Embracing the Uncertain” (please see the explanation below). Books are available in the church office (suggested donation is $10.00) or you can find it on Amazon. Please sign-up on the bulletin board or contact the church office if you’d like to attend so we can reserve a table large enough for everyone! Hope to see you there!
EMBRACING THE UNCERTAIN
Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail.
Uncertainty can definitely be uncomfortable. Many of us prefer stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny.
The reality is that in our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It’s those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many “unknowns” who will reap the greatest rewards.
Embracing the Uncertain invites readers this Lent to engage and wrestle with life’s uncertainties, not ignore them. The first six chapters focus on six post-Transfiguration, pre-Passion stories in the Gospels. Each of these stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, but pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience. Includes discussion questions that can be used in small-group Bible study session or for personal growth. (See sign up sheets at church (bulletin board) for times and groups available.)