At the height of Jewish civilisation, we see the development of literary traditions especially in theology, philosophy, ethics, law, poetry, and music; which lasted for more than a millennium. This era gave birth to the books of psalms and proverbs (collection of collections). The latter, a fine example of how Biblical wisdom can be applied to everyday life. It raises questions of values, moral behaviour, work, government, the rule of law, the meaning of human life, right conduct; encapsulated with these words, “The fear of The Lord, is the beginning of wisdom”.
Fast forward centuries later, we see Judas being paid thirty pieces of silver for the betrayal of his leader and teacher. Realising his error he went back to the religious leaders to return the money, when they refused to accept it he threw it on the temple floor and walked away. The leaders went on to use the money to buy a field for the burial of foreigners.
Judas wanted back his honour, on the other hand the religious leaders wanted honour from the people through a seemingly good act; sadly both efforts were futile. In Proverbs chapter 22 verse 2, we find a profound statement, “A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold”. Wow!
With this in mind, this Sunday’s lecture is entitled ‘ Commodities Exchange: What is the value of a good reputation? ‘
So why not drop-in for a life-changing experience? This 90 mins might end up being a catalyst for some awesome things.
(6:00 – 7:30)pm
The Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7D
There are free parking spaces directly in front of the school and on adjacent streets
Our Big Sunday Celebration can be best described as a community Christian festival. So in the spirit of thanksgiving, together we: sing, pray, give, celebrate life, discuss current affairs, present thoughts from Biblical themes, and encourage one another; like one big family!