DAVID: SHEPHERD, FOLK HERO, KING, SINNER
Few Old Testament characters have had as much impact on the modern Christian faith as David, the beloved shepherd-king of Israel. And today, his story—the challenges, the adventures, and the highs and lows—still has amazing power to inform and transform our walk with God. But just who was David, king of Israel? Was he good or bad? He is called both a person after God’s own heart and a “man of blood.”
This one-month study examines important aspects of this key biblical figure. We will look at David as folk hero, family man, and political leader, pulling together the various biblical stories that shed light on David, son of Jesse.
June 20 – This week we will look at his personal flaws focusing on the story of Bathsheba and his reaction to prophetic condemnation of his actions. What doe it say that Israel’s ideal king was a murderer, liar and adulterer? If possible, please have a Bible available for the class.
Class Leaders: Members of the Adult Education Group
How to Attend: This class will be held on Zoom. Look for the Zoom link in the Thursday Updates and the Saturday Christian Education reminder email.
RECORDING ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:
An Update from the Adult Education Committee
The adult education committee has received several requests to record classes. We recognize the value of being able to revisit a class, catch up with a missed class session, or share a session with a family member or friend. At the same time, we’re aware of privacy concerns and the concern that recording may make participants self-conscious and uncomfortable to share personal observations. To balance these considerations, we will use the following criteria to decide which classes to record:
- The leaders/speakers associated with a class, and with individual class sessions, are the primary judges of whether a class is appropriate for recording. They hold veto power over recording a class series or session.
- As a rule, we believe that classes that consist mostly of presentation with some Q&A are more appropriate for recording than those that consist primarily of discussion.
- Regardless of the proportion of presentation and discussion/Q&A, we will not record classes which invite participants to share opinions on potentially-sensitive political or policy questions, or to share personal experiences.
- We will always let participants know if a class is being recorded. Notice that the class will be recorded will appear in the class write up in the Newsletter and Thursday Mail along with the ZOOM link.
If you have any questions or thoughts about class recording, please feel free to share them with any member of the Adult Education Committee or Cathy Saunders, the chair.