Come to the Waters
The 2015-2016 Horizons Advanced Flyer of the study describes it in this way:
Welcome to Presbyterian Women’s 2015–2016 Horizons Bible study, Come to the Waters. The Churchwide Coordinating Team’s Bible Study Committee was on target in 2012 when they chose biblical images of water as the theme for this study. e rich imagery of water throughout the Bible helps us understand and articulate our faith. Just as water nourishes our bodies, so the scriptures on water nourish our souls. In this study, we consider the waters of chaos in Genesis, and the River of Life in the last chapter of Revelation, where chaos is no more. Water plays a central role in the stories of creation, the delivery of God’s people (through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River), judgment of a people weak in faith, and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah) and sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). Together, we will explore some of the Bible’s 800 references to water. Each of the study’s nine lessons includes one or more Bible passages and a primary theological theme or issue.
The titles and themes are: 1. Birthing Waters—Creation; 2. Life– giving Water—Baptism; 3. Absence of Water—irst and Longing; 4. Dangerous Waters—God’s Deliverance; 5. Stormy Water—Faith; 6. Waters of Justice and Righteousness—Justice; 7. Streams of Mercy—Forgiveness; 8. e Hospitality of Living Water—Compassion; 9. River of Life—Hope.
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