Our Wednesday class is undertaking a tough and rewarding new study of the book of Ezekiel.
Despite its size, Ezekiel is often overlooked. Ezekiel prophesies during a dark time in Israelite history. Jerusalem is falling due to the people’s wickedness. Time and time again, God has begged them to repent, but they are a “rebellious people.”
Ezekiel’s ministry is known for his vivid (graphic?) object lessons. He acts out the seige of Jerusalem. He cooks lousy bread over dung. He shaves his head and symbolically treats the remnants. His wife dies–and he doesn’t mourn. Most famously, he calls on a valley of dry bones to “hear the word of the Lord,” and dem bones are reanimated by God’s breath, God’s wind, God’s Spirit. Ezekiel promises a coming day when God gives his people a new heart and puts a new spirit within them.
Ezekiel takes some work, but I hope you’ll see that it’s more than worth the effort.
Join us, and find out! This class meets on Wednesdays at 10:30am and 6:45pm. Don’t forget our family meal at 6pm. Come and bring a friend!