The Story Within The Story

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Topic: "The Story Within The Story"

Service: 8 - 9.30am and 10 - 11.45am

Scripture: Mark 2:1 -12

Speaker: Rev Edmund Chan

 

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Introduction

Imagination: Beyond a one-dimensional view of the Scriptures!

 

 

Reflecting On Biblical Narratives: 3 Key Questions...

  • What Is The Tone In The Narrative?

     
  • What Is The Tension In The Narrative?

     
  • What Is The Twist In The Narrative?

     

The story of Jesus and the Paralytic (Mk 2:1-12) -

  • What Is The Tone In The Narrative?

     
  • What Is The Tension In The Narrative?

     
  • What Is The Twist In The Narrative?

 

Conclusion. The Story Within The Story!

 

 

 

Discussion Questions

1. How does "Tone, Tension and Twist" help us in our study of biblical narratives? Of the three, which

would you like to, or need to, develop more of?
 

2. In Mark 2, why does Jesus speak of forgiveness to the paralytic? Why didn't Jesus just heal him?
 

3. What does the sacrifice of Jesus mean to you personally? Why?