LEARNING LABS – Bible | Eat This Book10th Nov | 7:30 pm
THE WAY OF JESUS IS A BLUEPRINT FOR OUR EVERYDAY LIVES
As a community, we want to keep returning back to the basics, the nuts and bolts of following Jesus. We want to equip you with what you need to prioritise the presence of Jesus and practice His way in your everyday lives.
What would it look like for Jesus’ lifestyle to become our new normal?
This is where Learning Labs come in. We want to invite you to join us for a series of monthly workshops through which we will unpack the foundational principles and practices that lead us to love God and others really well.
Through teaching, discussion and ministry, Learning Labs are a great space to be equipped and released to go and do the stuff of the Kingdom.
Autumn Learning Labs
8th September – The Kingdom of God with Andy Masters
13th October – Bible | The God Story with Stu Bothwell
10th November – Bible | Eat This Book with Stu Bothwell
Bible | Eat This Book
“In order to read the Scriptures, it is necessary at the same time to live them; to live them as we read them, the living and reading reciprocal, body language and spoken words, the back-and-forthness assimiliating the reading to the living, the living to the reading. Reading the Scriptures is not an activity discrete from living the gospel but one integral to it. It means letting Another have a say in everything we are saying and doing. It is as easy as that. And as hard.” Eugene Peterson
What would it look like for us to no longer keep our bibles at arms length, but instead like eating food, read in order to live?
So often we can get stuck on whether we should read the bible or not, when in fact the question of how we read the bible is of utmost importance. In this session, Stu will unpack how we can learn to read the bible well so that we let it work on us, forming our imaginations and intentions. We will be introduced to an ancient way of spiritual reading, Lectio Divina, which invites us to encounter Jesus through His Word everyday, before taking time to consider how we deal with the tricky parts of Scripture – for it is in our wrestling that we can experience transformation.