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Teaching Session #41 - Sunday the 11th July  6.30pm
The Book of Isaiah

Main speaker - Bernie Pinner 
Host for the evening - Raymond Shergill

       

Apologies to everyone who joined us for this teaching evening, we had technical issues with the video streaming so that it was very hard to follow what Bernie was saying. We had to abandon the teaching this month, and have re-scheduled it for our August Bible Stream.  Re-join us then, when we hope to be coming from the church building in high quality :-)



Bernie writes:
"A local vicar told me that there were 3 books of the bible to avoid like the plague, Isaiah being one of the three. It is difficult to understand, it jumps about all over the place with poetry and history merging together. It does not help that there is more than one writer involved who constantly edit what Isaiah originally wrote.
However, after reading R.T.Kendal’s book ‘ The Christian and the Pharisee’ where it was clear that Jews and Christians do not see eye to eye regarding the interpretation of Isaiah, especially with respect to references that we see as being clear references to Jesus, I wanted to find out what makes us so certain that we are right. It came as a bit of a shock to find out that the reference in chapter 7, that we hear during our Christmas services, does not refer to Jesus but to one of Isaiah’s sons. Have we got things wrong? And yet others give Isaiah the title ‘The gospel according to Isaiah’ because it gives insights into the person and work of Christ. Isaiah is also seen as a mini bible as it is divided into 39 chapters that have a dominant note of judgement and 26 chapters focusing on grace. Join me as we are awed by the holiness and justice of God, and to anticipate his final salvation."

Have your Bible ready, bring an open and enquiring mind and as always plenty of questions. 

N.B. - We will finish this evening well before the England v Italy match kick-off!

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