Last week as we looked at Psalm 62, we saw that God only needs to speak once because his word is a sure thing. Our role is to rest in it, listen to it, invest time in it, and chew it over in the knowledge that it is the very word of our God. Next week we will see in Hebrews 4:12 that “the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” God’s word is a very powerful force. So, it would make sense for us to take every opportunity that we can to go deeper into and learn more about his word.
A great way to invest in our knowledge and understanding of God’s word is through the Ridley Certificate! Hosted on a Tuesday night or in micro-groups throughout the week for six weeks, the Ridley Certificate consists of a number of subjects offered every term here at St Bart’s. These nights are very relaxed and informal. The course material is shown through a video from a lecturer who is an expert in their field. Then, the lecture is discussed in the group.
This term, we will be offering the subject ‘Journey Through the Psalms’ presented by Dr Jill Firth. Jill has lectured at Ridley College since 2005 and has been on faculty from 2016. She completed her PhD in the Psalms and is a clear, dynamic, and creative presenter. ‘Journey Through the Psalms’ will give us tools for interpreting the Psalms and we will be invited to use the Psalms in our worship, prayer and daily life.
This subject starts on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30PM and will be $80 per participant. If you would like to register, you can put your name down on the clipboard up the back or contact the office. If you would like more information or have any questions at all, please contact Trish Rathie.
To enrol please visit: https://www.ridley.edu.au/ridley-certificate/steps-to-enrol/
For more information about the subject: https://certificate.ridley.edu.au/courses/journey-through-the-psalms