Friday evening 16th October & Saturday 17th October morning & afternoon
The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes – An invitation to thoughtful, realistic, joyful and active faith.
Rev. Dr. Knut Heim, Lecturer in Old Testament a Trinity College Bristol, will help us to discover the book of Ecclesiastes as an inspiration for life and a resource for ministry and discipleship.
He will provide fresh interpretations of the book, developing from his work on commentaries on Ecclesiastes for the well-known Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series (TOTC) and the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (ZECOT) series.
He will relate the wisdom of Ecclesiastes to the wider context of the Bible, the findings of the modern scientific study of happiness, modern economics, and his own personal experience as an ordained Christian minister.
Let us know if you are coming and would like to have lunch on Saturday 17th October 2015. Please email: Sandra.Syvrett@trinitychurchbrentwood.org
|Friday evening (16th Oct.) Part 1 – Theme : Seeking life in all its fullness|
|19:30||Welcome & introductions|
|19:35 ~||Session 1 : What is a fulfilled and happy life?|
|20:05 ~||Questions & answers|
|20:20 ~||Session 2 : How can we find a fulfilled & happy life, and how do we know we found it?|
|20:50 ~||Questions & answers|
|21:00 ~||Fellowship time with drinks|
|Saturday morning (17th Oct.) Part 2 – Theme : Testing common ideas about happiness & fulfilment|
|10:00 ~||Session 3 : Testing common ideas about happiness & fulfilment (1)|
|10:45 ~||Questions & answers|
|11:15 ~||Session 4 : Testing common ideas about happiness & fulfilment (2)|
|Saturday afternoon (17th Oct.) Part 3 – Theme : Finding life in all its fullness|
|12:15 ~||Session 5 : Finding life in all its fullness (1) – Thoughtful & realistic faith|
|14:00 ~||Questions & answers|
|14:15 ~||Session 6 : Finding life in all its fullness (2) – Joyful & active faith|
|15:15 ~||Questions & answers|
|15:30 ~||Fellowship time with drinks|
|Sunday Service on 18th October at 10:30 am|
|Title for sermon||Jesus’ vision for a happy & fulfilled life : the Sermon on the Mount & the Sermon on the Plain|