Week 4: January 22 – January 28

A significant turning point in The Story: Abraham.

The three main Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are claimed and practiced by over half the world’s population. All honor Father Abraham and tell his story of faith and faithfulness.

This week we will read the original Genesis version of the Abraham story first related within the Hebrew Scriptures, then we will read some of Paul’s theological reflection of Abraham’s significance in light of the Christ event, then we will consider how John (maybe 40 years after Paul) described the relationship of Abraham, Abraham’s descendants and Jesus the Messiah.

Week 4 Scripture readings:

Genesis 12 – 20

Psalm 23

Psalm 25

John 13 – 17

Romans 4 – 8

Week 4 As You Read resource

As You Read: Week Four Abraham

Charlotte’s blog: Where is all this going?

Where is All This Going?

 

Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics and culture at CharlotteVaughanCoyle.com.

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