Making Sense of the Bible

On June 4, the Adult Sunday School Class will begin reviewing a new DVD series entitled “Making Sense of the Bible.”

Adam Hamilton, the author of the book on which the series is based, invites viewers into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as,

How and when was the Bible written?

Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why?

How literally must we read it?

And, Is the Bible ever wrong?

From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:

Why is God so violent in the Old Testament?

Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church”?

Is Jesus the only way to salvation?

How does God view homosexual people?

Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times?

In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

The Adult Class meets each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in room 206.

First Reformed United Church of Christ 513 W. Front Street Burlington, NC 27215 Phone: 336.226.7346