A few weeks ago in Brookside's 365 Reading Plan, we took the turn into prophets (books like Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah). These prophetic books make up a large part of the Old Testament, and can seem weird and confusing at times.
In his book The Bible Jesus Read: Why the Old Testament Matters, author Philip Yancey sums up the experience of many this way:
My guess is, many of us resonate with the answer expressed in this quote. But what if we're missing something huge by skimming (or neglecting) the prophets?
The more I dig into the prophets myself, the more convinced I become of the TREMENDOUS importance of their message - and its continuing relevance for our lives in the 21st century.
Convinced of this, I invite you to join us for a "How to Profit from the Prophets" Institute seminar on Wednesday evening, May 25, 2016. In about an hour and a half, we'll work (1) to stir your motivation to read the prophets (so you'll WANT to dig into these books) and (2) to give you some tools by which you can do so (so you're equipped to better navigate these books).
Whether you're an attendee of Brookside Church or are simply in the Omaha area and want to dig into this a little more deeply yourself, we invite you to join us. There's no cost to attend, but you can help us know how to plan by signing up here.
Interested in other seminars that the Brookside Institute will be offering this year? Or do want to see some things we've already done that line up with what Brookside Church is doing as we read through the Bible? Click here to see more.
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