Tuesday 12 April 2011

Spring Harvest Day 3

This year, Spring Harvest is exploring four key metaphors for Scripture. The first is Scripture as a sonnet; the second is Scripture as a symphony.

‘Taking the metaphor of a symphony, we will look at the many different contexts and genres of biblical literature. This is not a single book written in a steady, unchanging tone but a collection of different styles and literary forms. The Bible is a roller-coaster ride through the highs and low of divine and human existence. As a symphony takes its audience on a journey through many emotions, scripture too has a rich symphonic quality addressing the enormous depths and heights of human experience.’

The Bible readings this morning were based on Malachi 1:6-2:9, where the abiding sin of Israel is presented as the sin of giving God second best.

The Bible focus in the evening Big Top Celebration was on Isaiah 63:7-14, a God-breathed history, with God using the judgment of exile to recall his chosen people to their destiny.

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