Vacation Bible School Registration is Open!

Wednesday, February 23, will be the first in a series of eight weekly midweek Bible Studies at Dayspring. The classes will meet from 10:00am till 11:15am via Zoom.

The Story Luke Tells by Dr. Justo Gonzalez will be the basis for the class. Dr. Gonzales is an ordained United Methodist Minister and retired Professor of Historical Theology from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Retired United Methodist Pastor Bob Mitchell will be facilitating the class.

The Story Luke Tells is not a verse-by-verse commentary. It is, rather, a topical study of the two New Testament books written by the man we know as (Dr.) Luke, Luke and Acts. The class will focus especially on themes that set Luke’s writings apart from the other three Gospels.

All are enthusiastically welcome to join us in this discussion-oriented class. Purchase of Gonzalez’s book is NOT required; however, those who choose to purchase and read it will undoubtedly have a richer learning experience. Email Andrea in the Church Office if you wish to attend!

Below is the tentative outline for the class:

Date Chapter Title Reading In-Class Discussion
2/23Introduction
(1) Luke & the History of Humankind
Genealogies of Matthew 1 & Luke 3 Comparisons of Matthew vs Luke
3/2(2) Luke and the History of Israel Luke 1-8 Typology: The Prodigal Son
Luke 15:(1-10),11–32
3/9 (3) Luke and the Great Reversal Luke 9-16 The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25–37
3/16 (4) Luke and Gender Luke 17-24 Dinner at the House of a Pharisee
Luke 7:36-50
3/23 (5) Luke and Salvation Acts 1-7 Parable of the Rich Fool
Luke 12:13–21
3/30 (6) Food and Drink in Luke’s Theology Acts 8-14 Banquet at the House of Levi
Luke 5:27-32
4/6 (7) Luke and Worship Acts 15-21 Hymns and Worship
Luke 1:46-55 (Magnificat);
Luke 1:67-80 (Benedictus);
Luke 2:29-32 (Nunc Dimittis);
Acts 2:42-44
Apr 13 (8) Luke and the Holy Spirit Conclusion: Open Invitation Acts 22-28 Pentecost, Acts 2:1-41
Open Invitation, Acts 1