A Haverim Lecture Series with Claire Pfann
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In our quest to help you better grasp what you're reading in the Bible, we're bringing to Dayton one of our favorite teachers, Claire Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem. She'll be tackling the Book of Acts, highlighting key themes introduced and developed by Luke that will help you understand the early church and the letters of Paul.
Here is Claire's course description:
Who Is My Brother? A Study in the Acts of the Apostles
These lectures will explore the dramatic expansion of the church from the original Jewish followers of Jesus in Jerusalem to the Gentile world as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. This unexpected growth necessitated a meeting in Jerusalem of the first apostles and elders at the Apostolic Council (Acts 15). There they made a radical and powerful decision to “redefine” the family of Abraham.
Luke alone of the New Testament writers reflects this major transition through his sensitive use of kinship terminology, specifically the term “brother." Luke’s precise use of this term parallels the geographic and theological movement of the followers of Jesus from their initial, sole focus on their Jewish brethren to a growing recognition of God’s greater purposes for all humanity in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah and Savior of the World.
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Attention CoM Members: This event will be held in tandem with the regular morning gathering including music by John and Nancy Shuffle. Please consult churchmessiah.org for details. Thank you.
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JC Studies (The Center for Judaic-Christian Studies)
We're glad you're considering joining this gathering of learners; it will be worth your time. Here’s a bit more about us:
Founded over thirty years ago by Dwight A. Pryor, JC Studies is an evangelical, non-profit teaching ministry with a passion for acclimating Christians to the life and times of Jesus. Through our educational events leading scholars share their expertise in the language, culture, and literature of Israel to shed light on Jesus and the early church—helping you grasp God’s Word more fully so that you can know Him more intimately.