Our Lenten study based on the book Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear with Faith, by Sam Wells, begins today, Wednesday, from 7-8 p.m. at St Christopher's Parish Hall.
When I was in youth group, we would occasionally talk about fear, usually starting with student suggestions - spiders, snakes, etc - hoping that these first steps would eventually lead us to the Big Ones. They never did. Wells takes the opposite approach, believing that bringing the Big Ones into contact with the heart of the Christian faith makes it easier to see how our faith also touches other fears. So the first section in his book is 'Be Not Afraid of Death.' We'll be jumping off the deep end.
Here are the outline questions we'll use to guide our conversation this evening:
That's tonight. How the promise of resurrection makes it possible to die well. I hope you can join us!