In honour of the Precept Inductive Bible Study method, the following invitation is presented in the manner of the 5 W’s and the H…
Who: the regulars…and even your irregular friends, if they have the evening available
What: an occasion for the viewing of the movie pictured above, Clash of the Titans
When: Thursday next, at something like seven in the even (that’s poetic for “evening”)
Where: at the historic Ritterbush pad
Why: for lenten entertainment and mild mythological amusement
How: courtesy of my Netflix subscription and the mad claymation skills of whoever made this movie
Speaking of Precept, tonight began the eleven-week study in the Covenants. The first week was an overview, and the part of it I finished before classtime tonight I much enjoyed. I especially love the word studies. For example, while it is typically translated “made a covenant,” the Hebrew word for “made” more closely means “cut, cut off, cut away, tear (as in flesh), destroy or make an end to, exclude from membership or association.” Think of all this relates to for we who are in Him, we Gentiles who were strangers to the covenants of promise, without God and without hope in the world, but who have been brought near by the blood of Christ–how we who had been excluded now are miraculously included! How He was torn and destroyed for us, that we might escape God’s wrath! And that His covenant should be everlasting! Amazing.
None of these profound realities were discussed in the classtime tonight, sadly. But as Brooke reminds me, this is only the first week and is meant to be a simple overview–I should be patient. Still, there were various interesting opinions voiced this evening, and a few poor interpretations, one which elicited a great groan or disagreement from most of the room. Poor fellow. Still, I have higher hopes for it, and at the least it will help me press on in accountability to finish it all.
For those who have never gone through a Precept Upon Precept study, I recommend them. It certainly helps one begin to dig in and get grubby with the Word (though, of course, really one is getting clean–“Sanctify them by the Truth, Father; Your Word is Truth!”)…