Luke’s Gospel: Straight Talk for Real People Then … and Now!
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom
We will read and listen to the stories of “unmasking” by people in the biblical story followed by the powerful and memorable stories found in The Gospel of Luke. What about the teachings of Jesus are tough to hear? Wonderful Good News? Challenging for our lives in today’s world? This will be a class for beginners and those who want to go much deeper in his/her understandings. Come to one class or come to all five classes.
Leader: Rev. Dave VanArsdale, is a retired Presbyterian Pastor living in North Andover. After 40+ years of ministry that began in the U.C.C. at Edwards Church in Framingham, Dave retired ten years ago from Faith Presbyterian in Sun City, AZ. He has taught dozens of Adult Education studies and looks forward to sharing the straight talk found in Luke’s gospel and the messages for real people.
The Zoom link to join in will be sent each Thursday, if you are not on our mailing list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the following – A Message of Joy found in being lost
Session 3 Lent-2023-Session ThreePowerpoint
Read the following in Luke: A Message from Jesus … to his followers
Leftover from Session Two: Video from Cotton Patch Bible (five second ad proceeds)
Session 2 Lent-2023-Session Two Powerpoint
Read the following in Luke: Luke 5 … early controversies
Session 1 We will not read the Gospel straight through but instead read it in a thematic fashion.
So, this first week we start by identifying the main characters. Lent-2023-Session One Powerpoint
What is John’s job? What is so unique about John?
What happens that is so special when Jesus is baptized?
John 12 and 13
What happens? Why? Where are the Judas events today?