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The Cross & The Prodigal: Luke 15 with Middle Eastern Eyes

The Cross & The Prodigal:  Luke 15 with Middle Eastern Eyes

Every Wednesday, from 04/04/2018 to 05/16/2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Building A / Lobby , 2604 Thompson Station Rd E, n/a, Thompsons Station, TN US 37179

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Kristi McLelland returns to TSC to lead us through her study, The Cross & The Prodigal: Luke 15 with Middle Eastern Eyes:

Throughout the gospels, Jesus often “ate with tax collectors and sinners”. The religious leaders of the day grumbled and muttered – they did not like it. What is Jesus trying to tell us here? Jesus was eating with sinners. He was seeking and saving the lost. In Luke 15 Jesus responds to the grumbling of the religious leaders with a trilogy of parables. We know them as the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin and the famous prodigal son. In the Middle East God is the focus of every biblical story. They refer to these parables as the parables of the good shepherd, the good woman and the Running Father. In these parables Jesus defines repentance as “shub”…allowing ourselves to be found and brought home by God.

Kristi McLelland is a speaker, teacher and professor at Williamson College. Her teaching focuses heavily on the idea that believers need to be postured to receive what God is saying and the best way to experience scripture is communally. Kristi teaches about the goodness of God, experienced through fellowship, practicing hospitality and collaborative wisdom.

Cost:  $36.00  All registrations MUST be made online prior to class.  Registration will not be available in class.

Please register for the class and childcare here.

The class will meet in Room A204/206 of our A Building.