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Lent Study 2021

All on zoom, same details as Sundays:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81149422606?pwd=cUhpODlLM3RiVDFicVIwaWlGUVhFZz09
Meeting ID: 811 4942 2606
Passcode: 384653

Dates and times for diaries:
Tuesday 23 February at 11 am
Tuesday 2 March at 11 am
Friday 12 March at 9.30 am
Friday 19 March at 11 am
Tuesday 23 March at 11 am

Material for each session.
NB – please listen to the audio recording in advance – around 20 minutes

Further information, with pictures is available here:
https://ctbi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/INTRODUCTIONS_NOCROPS.pdf

The author’s website, with a lot of extra material is here: https://thepoetsgospel.com/

Tuesday 23 February at 11 am – Part A – History
Recording
Discussion starter questions:

  • Did anything strike you, hearing the passage read in this version?
  • Did the passage make you think or feel anything in particular?
  • As we look out on today’s world, where do we recognise the need for change?
  • What in our own lives needs to change this Lent so as to make us more authentic followers and disciples of Jesus?

Tuesday 2 March at 11 am – Part F – Non-Conformity
Recording
Discussion starter questions:

  • Did anything strike you, hearing the passage read in this version?
  • Did the passage make you think or feel anything in particular?
  • In a time when truth itself is under threat, who’s version of reality do we accept and why?
  • What are the signs of authenticity that we recognise and accept as we make our way in the world?

Friday 12 March at 9.30 am – Part J – Recruitment
Recording
Discussion starter questions:

  • Did anything strike you, hearing the passage read in this version?
  • Did the passage make you think or feel anything in particular?
  • Who are the people we have come across this year who’s influence we admire and would wish to emulate?
  • In what ways have we noticed the effect of our own contribution to the greater good as we navigate these strange pandemic times?

Friday 19 March at 11 am – Part M – Whom to Love
Recording
Discussion starter questions:

  • Did anything strike you, hearing the passage read in this version?
  • Did the passage make you think or feel anything in particular?
  • In a world with so much division, prejudice and conflict, where do we feel called to be agents of mercy and forgiveness?
  • When the accepted norms of society conflict with the Gospel of Love, how can we present, and live out, an alternative vision?

Tuesday 23 March at 11 am – Part Q – Lazarus Lives
Recording
Discussion starter questions:

  • Did anything strike you, hearing the passage read in this version?
  • Did the passage make you think or feel anything in particular?
  • Jesus instructs his followers to unbind Lazarus and set him free. In what areas of our own lives do we seek to be made free, both for our own benefit and that of those around us?
  • As we journey through Holy Week in the footsteps of Jesus, who will we be carrying with us, longing and praying for their healing, happiness and peace?

Additional material for Holy Week and Easter:
Recordings:
Part R: Prophesy
Part S: Arrest
Part T: Trial
Part U: Sentence
Part V: Crucifixion and Resurrection
Part W: Final Instructions

NB – if people want to arrange further sessions to continue discussion, we can easily do that.

Further information is available here:https://ctbi.org.uk/lent-study-2021/

If you get into it, you can order the book here:https://chbookshop.hymnsam.co.uk/books/TPG/the-poets-gospel-a-gospel-in-blank-verse-with-rhymed-parables
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