Bible Study – The Blessing of Christ upon the Family
The Father in heaven placed His Son into the arms of a mother. He thinks so highly of the family that He sees fit for the Christ to be adopted by a father here below. Jesus has brothers who the Gospels name, cousins, aunts and uncles, presumably sisters too. He invites us to call His Father our own and names us as His own brothers. In His ministry, Christ grants the Resurrection specifically to a mother and her son, a father (and mother) and their daughter, and to those He loves. He heals Peter’s mother-in-law, keeps a man whose son is harmed by the fire, listens to the prayers of one mother and turns aside the prayers of another. He makes a heavenly family of those that hear the Word of God and keeps it. This study will look at the earthly and heavenly family of Christ and various accounts where Jesus specifically is blessing the family by Word and deed. This class meets at 10:30 in the parish hall. The nursery is staffed and available. It will last approximately six weeks.