Luke | "Listen Up" Bible Study (Weidmann)
The uniqueness of the Listen Up! Bible Study series:
God's word is alive, with something new to say to all of us.
That's why the Listen Up! Bible Study series does not simply teach information about the Bible. It listens to God speak.
In these Bible studies, you will be encouraged to listen: listen to the Bible, listen to your own questions and responses, and listen to the honest sharing among participants in your study group. In that mix of biblical text, personal engagement, and honest speaking and listening, God's word may be heard, speaking challenge and comfort. (Browse the collection of Listen Up! Bible studies.)
Luke Listen Up! Bible Study
Here is a story that begins with an elderly couple (beyond child-bearing years), then quickly continues to an adolescent girl (not ready, by her own testimony, for child-bearing). Here in the Gospel is John the Baptist, who engages people from a wide variety of social groups. Here in the Gospel is Jesus, who breaks social boundaries, embraces the outcasts, questions the status quo, and defines his ministry simply: "to let the oppressed go free."
Luke stresses issues of social and political significance: the plight of the poor, the prejudices of ethnicity, and the power structures of social mores. In both structure and content, Luke sounds the call to liberation louder than any of the other Gospels. And that call asks all of us to get in on the action.
Leader's Guide included in this workbook.
Paperback 8.5" x 11"
About the Author
Frederick W. Weidmann is Senior Minister at Hillcrest Congregational Church in Pleasant Hill, California, and serves on the Steering Committee of the Multifaith Action Coalition against Poverty in Contra Costa County. He has lectured and led workshops around the US and abroad, and is the author of several books.