First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Sunday’s Seminar: “Gospel of Luke – Birth Narrative”

“Gospel of Luke – Birth Narrative” by Rev. David Oliver-Holder at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Infancy Narratives make up only four chapters of the 89 in the Gospels, yet these four chapters might be the most beloved. They tell us that God loves the world so much that God was willing to enter and embody the world’s materiality and the human condition so that we could be put right with God and with one another. This Sunday, Pastor David will focus on the Nativity narrative in the Gospel of Luke. How does this narrative serve the overall purpose of Luke’s Gospel? What does this narrative tell us about the nature of the Incarnation? Might parts of the narrative, such as the Magnificat, have existed before Luke put quill to parchment? Finally, to what extent is this narrative history? Join us for this seminar of study and conversation. On December 17, Warren Hapke will lead a corresponding seminar on the “Gospel of Matthew – Birth Narrative.” (The image is of the opening page of Luke’s Gospel in the Saint John’s Bible.)