May 2011 - The Bible: The Ultimate Guidebook
When was the last time you looked at the Bible as a guidebook for living? This month, we will explore some well-known, and some not-so-well-known, parables and passages from the Bible that speak volumes about our relationship with God and the Universe and provide us with some very powerful guidance for living. Come this month and become reacquainted (or perhaps acquainted!) with the sacred writings contained in the Holy Bible.
Talk 1 – Coming Home
According to author Ervin Seale, the parable of the Prodigal Son is “. . . a jewel of the Bible and of literature. It is outstanding from any point of view.” Today we explore this “jewel” and apply its powerful guidance directly to our lives.
Talk 2 - The Song of Renewal
Last week, we looked at perhaps the most well-known parable in the New Testament, The Prodigal Son. This week, we look at perhaps the most well-known, oft quoted and beloved chapter in the Old Testament – the 23rd Psalm, which could be subtitled “the song of renewal.” Today we will be renewed.
Talk 3 - The Pearl of Great Price and Other Hidden Treasures
Jesus once said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking good pearls and when he had found one pearl of great price, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.” These words have often been used to confirm the idea that materiality and spirituality cannot co-exist. But a deeper look into them and other scripture suggest a very different story.
Talk 4 – Being Fertile Ground
A farmer tosses seeds to the ground and some seeds are received by fertile ground and others are not. So does God “broadcast” Divine Seeds of Truth to us. The question is -- are our hearts fertile ground to receive them? Using Jesus’ parable of the sower of the seed, we will explore levels of our own consciousness and examine our own receptivity to God’s broadcasts.
Talk 5 - The Protecting Presence
We take our final look at the Bible as our Ultimate Guidebook as we explore the ultimate promise – that we are loved beyond measure and protected at all times.
As I live in harmony with the Divine, I am guided, I am loved and I am protected. As I come home to Myself, I live with ease, openness and joy.