This fall 2021, St. Matthew's hosts a 6-session Bible Study by Little Rock Scripture Study, The Gospel of Luke. Register for either of two groups that will meet virtually once each week - one on Sunday afternoons, and one on Monday evenings.
Co-Facilitators: Alma Blake and Deacon Bob Vince
Co-Facilitators: Betty Sullivan and Damien Gaul
Participants should order a copy of The Gospel according to Luke,PartOneto be prepared for the first session. Click here for online ordering. The cost is $16.95, with Scripture, commentary, and questions all together in one book. You may want to purchase Part Two of The Gospel According to Luke, the subject of our next study, with your order, to save time and postage.
"The Gospel of Luke, the third Gospel in the New Testament canon, has a remarkable place in the study of Sacred Scripture, and this unique position does not stem solely from the fact that it is the only Gospel to have a second volume associated with it, namely, the Acts of the Apostles. Luke engenders a great deal of discussion on the level of New Testament formation, sensitivity to historical data, literary technique and theological development." (from the Introduction to The Gospel According to Luke, Part One).Besides progressing from one Gospel to the next, the essential purpose for presenting this Bible study during the fall 2021 is that beginning in Advent 2021, we commence Year C of the Lectionary Cycle with the Gospel of Luke. Participating in our fall Bible Study of the Gospel of Luke provides a spiritual, intellectual and theological preparation to hear and reflect upon the proclamation of Year C Sunday's Gospel within a community setting.