The Winter Encounter continues the narrative of God’s redemption in Christ. We follow the life of Jesus presented in the Gospel of Luke as the “Son of Man.” Jesus sees people not for their cultural identities or societal status, but as humans in which He came to save.
Each lesson is introduced with a discussion question. Then we follow the prescribed method of study of our Confession of Faith.
The lessons model our Confession of Faith 1.07:
In order to understand God’s word spoken and through the scriptures, persons must have the illumination of God’s own Spirit. Moreover, they should study the writings of the Bible in their historical settings, compare scripture with scripture, listen to the witness of the church throughout the centuries, and share insights with others in the covenant community.
The Encounter study revolves around these principles of scriptural study:
1. Introduction to the lesson
2. Exploring the Scripture: Historical Setting
3. Digging Deeper: Comparing Scripture with Scripture
4. Learning from the Scripture: Listening to the Witness of the Church
5. Applying the Scripture: Sharing Insights in the Covenant Community
Our goal is to provide Biblical context and content for the Christian education of our churches.