Porterbrook | Reading God's Story Units 1-33
Hey New City Porterbrookers!
How are you doing with this new module? It is more "heady," to be sure. Some of us are going, "YES! Finally some nuts and bolts of hermeneutics!" and others of us are feeling the urge to quit because we've looked up 5 words on Dictionary.com and we're only on the 2nd page.
This course is meant to stretch us. As Josh shared with us at the orientation, we are naturally drawn to classes or lessons that we have an affinity towards. The theology wonks love the heady stuff, the more compassionate folks love the lessons on mercy, those with a passion to reach the least and lost hedge towards evangelism lessons, etc. But the lesson we most need might very well be the one that is NOT the most tasteful to us.
Let Porterbrook stretch you.
If this module is getting difficult for you, press on. As the apostle Paul wrote: "Therefore, dear brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." (1 Corinthians 15.58) Your labor is not in vain! Keep it up!
Regarding this idea of Reading God's Story, I was challenged by the simple thought that "you" can be singular OR plural in English. From what I understand the majority of times we see the word "you" in English it's plural. If only it was translated y'all instead! My default is to read "you" as you singular. How much different is the meaning of a text if it's "y'all" vs. "you" singular!
So...in the comment section below, what has been particularly challenging, provoking, encouraging, enlightening, as you're reading these first 3 units?
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