The book is written as the last addresses of Moses, delivered to the Israelites as they were about to move into the Promised Land and just before Moses’ death. It outlines Yahweh’s expectations for upholding his covenant as delivered by Moses as a preacher would, not as a law-giver; including who God is, what he has already done for his people, what he has promised and how he wants his people to live, and urgent appeals for love and obedience. Deuteronomy is one of the Old Testament books that is most cited in the New Testament. Deuteronomy also describes a new covenant, citing a future time when God’s law will be written on the hearts of his people, making its message especially relevant to Christian discipleship. It has been referred to as “The Gospel According to Moses”. We will be using a short commentary on the book of Deuteronomy (“Numbers and Deuteronomy for Everyone”) written by John Goldingay, a professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Come and discover with us some of our theological and historical roots as well as what God expects of us. All are welcome every week at 9 – 10 AM before worship in the Mill Creek room. Coffee will be available