Revd Joe’s Bible Studies

Revd Joe’s Bible Studies

From Monday 9th November, over ten weeks (with a break for Christmas), I shall be reading the Book of Numbers. I invite you to join me!

The Book tells one of the greatest of the stories in the Bible – the forty year journey through the desert from Mount Sinai to the edge of the Promised Land.

The Book begins with a census – God commands Moses to count the people. This is why the book is called the Book of Numbers: it contains two censuses. This is a book about counting – about discovering that, together and individually, we count to God.

These ten Bible Studies take place 8.00pm till 9.00pm [please note change of time] on Mondays, beginning on Monday 2 November, on Zoom. Absolutely no prior knowledge of experience of Bible study is expected. These Bible Studies are accessible for novices, though I hope they’ll also give food for thought for those who are more experienced.

You’re welcome to turn up regularly each Monday, or occasionally. The only stipulation is that I ask you to read in advance the passage we’ll be thinking about that week.

To join the Bible Studies, email each Monday before 8.00pm, and ask for the Zoom access code. We’ll email it back to you.

Week One: November 9th – we’re reading Numbers 1:1 to 4:20
The journey hasn’t started yet… God’s People are still encamped around Mount Sinai. We read a description of the census which God takes. The Levites get a special job. The camp is formed. There’s a law about redeeming the firstborn. It all seems to be about nothing much! – but these four chapters have hidden depths.