Stories…poetry…wisdom literature…why did God inspire all these different kinds of writings in the Bible? How do we receive these treasures with understanding and delight? How can we share them well?
Come along and explore with our guest speaker Kathleen Nielson the gift of the Bible’s genres, stop and relish a few in detail, and, most important, see how they all reveal a God who redeems a people for himself through his Son.
“The unfolding of your words gives light…” Psalm 119v130
Talk 1: Have Time for a Story? (Genesis 39) – God made us human beings to love stories. But why so many narrative in Scripture? How do stories draw us in, and what should we look for as we read them?
Talk 1: Have Time for a Story? (Genesis 39)
God made us human beings to love stories. But why so many narrative in Scripture? How do stories draw us in, and what should we look for as we read them?
Talk 2: Why All this Poetry? (Psalm 77)
Many people today find it challenging to ‘get into’ poetry – and poetry fills the Old Testament!
How does the poetry work, and how do we get into it – or let it get into us?
How does it point us to Jesus?
Talk 3: Need Wisdom? (Proverbs 9)
How we need wisdom! Words swirl around us in our world, telling us how to live well and be successful and happy…The Bible’s wisdom literature gives us God’s voice on how to live well; it is the voice we need to hear, pointing us to His Son.
MEET OUR SPEAKER
Kathleen Nielson is a renouned conference speaker internationally, and served as Director of Women’s Initiative at The Gospel Coalition. Kathleen is the author of numerous Bible studies and books, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles Simeon Trust. She is married to Niel and they have three sons and five granddaughters.
PROGRAMME – SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER
9.15 Doors open
10.00 Session 1 – Have Time for a Story?
11.15 Break – complimentary tea and coffee available
12.00 Session 2 – Why All this Poetry?
14.15 Session 3 – Need Wisdom?
A bookstall will be available throughout the day and will remain open until 16.00