God’s intent is that we be “conformed to the likeness of the Son” (Romans 8:29), in other words, that we become more and more like Jesus. In the words of Dallas Willard, the goal of discipleship is to become an apprentice of Jesus. 2 Tim. 3:16 says that scripture is given that we may be “thoroughly equipped for every good work.” It is therefore our desire to grow in our knowledge, understanding and obedience of the bible. This is the work of spiritual formation. We believe it is a life-long work. In fact, Philippians 2:12 encourages us to continually “work out” our salvation.
Some of the ways that we want to encourage and assist each other in ongoing spiritual formation and discipleship include:
Adult Sunday School Class
Beginning February 24th
Our Oldest Old Testament Manuscripts & the Technologies that Help Us Read Them
Led by Gary Martin
Senior Lecturer of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Dept of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington
We will explore a series of "oldests" about our Old Testament text. Using a hands-on approach, we will be able to see and handle physical reproductions of tiny silver amulets, a scroll of Isaiah, and the oldest complete Hebrew Old Testament. A few images and short video clips provide fascinating insight into some of the amazing technology that has enabled us to read some of these oldest texts.