Gospel of Luke
Luke has a unique story to tell about Jesus. He is a careful historian and theologian with his own distinct picture of God’s action to convey. It is widely accepted that the same author of the Gospel of Luke also authored the Acts of the Apostles, so this is very much the first half of what Luke wishes to convey. This year our ministry focus is on evangelism, so we are also reading this document through that particular lens.
Paul emphasizes over and over how each member is vital to the whole body. However, in our current culture age can be looked down on and subtle messages sent and received that the senior’s usefulness is in their past. This simply isn’t true and this presentation seeks to highlight the importance of the senior’s age as a particular gift to the church today.
Simply Good News
One of Northview’s outcomes from LifePlan was to do a class on evangelism. We’ve decided to take that topic and rather than do a class on it, make it our ministry theme for 2018–2019. One of the ways we are doing that is by doing a church-wide book study of N. T. Wright’s book, Simply Good News. Starting in October, each month we will post questions for the chapter. These will be posted on our google group, our facebook group, here, and printed in our bulletin. This is meant to generate critical thinking, discussion, and a fresh understanding of what is the gospel news we are called to share.