The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th September at 8 p.m. in Compton School.
We will be looking at the rise and fall of King Saul, Israel’s first king. The passage we shall be considering is 1 Samuel chapters 1-15. It looks a lot, but it is really an easy read! It charts how Israel relinquished its anarchic, somewhat ad hoc governance in order to be led by a king, and the beginning of the consequences of such a decision.
Our meetings are not a regular Bible study group, we are interesting in modern scholarship and how that might reflect on the text. We ask such questions as: who wrote the passage, why, for whom, and what were they really trying to communicate? And ultimately does what they were trying to say affect us? Sometimes we do more listening than speaking, we seek to learn about and from these ancient texts of faith and hope, fear and sadness.
Our meetings are open to all, people of faith, or no faith, but who are curious what there might be to discover within the pages of that Bible on the shelf. We usually meet in Compton C of E School Hall, Compton St, SO21 2AS, on the first Wednesday of every month.