First Church will offer “Praying Through the Names of God,” a weekly Bible study during Lent, in conjunction with a Lenten sermon series of the same title.
In the Bible, names revealed something about a person’s character – the circumstances of their birth (Moses means “drawn from the water”); a specific characteristic (Esau means “hairy one”); or a praise to God (Jeremiah means “God is exalted”). A name also said something about a person’s destiny (Jesus means “Saviour”).
The Old Testament uses more than 85 different names for God. Each name reveals something about God’s character, mostly related to a need in people’s lives. God’s people called on the Lord for provision, peace, healing, forgiveness, strength, hope, victory and so much more. Each name expressed confidence that God can meet every need.
The Bible Study, led by Senior Pastor Dennis Keller, will meet on Wednesday evenings from March 13 to April 24, from 6:45 to 8:00 in room B004 of the church.
All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of First Church or any church to join the Bible study. For more information, call or e-mail the church at 717.766.4611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.