God on the Move: A Day in Ezekiel
14th May 2019, 10:30am - 4:00pm
St. Peter's Church, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQGet directions
£20 - inc. lunch & refreshments
For many Christians, Ezekiel is a closed book. Ezekiel himself appears to be an eccentric prophet, who uses strange antics to illustrate his sermons. Then there are his bizarre visions! What is his book all about, and how is it significant for the church today?
Ezekiel’s ministry was addressed to a people suffering trauma, in exile, far away from their homeland. But with exile comes the opportunity to renew their faith and hope in God himself. Ezekiel speaks powerfully to ‘exiles’ today, but he does so primarily because of what he says about God. The Lord repeatedly tells Ezekiel that he was acting – first in judgment, then in restoration – so that his people would know he was the Lord.
Join us for this day workshop exploring the prophecy of Ezekiel. We’ll look at principles for handling the book appropriately, and we’ll discover how Ezekiel himself offers a model for preachers and leaders – as he engages in the context of his time with a people suffering upheaval, bringing the challenge as well as the comfort of the gospel.
The day will be led by Antony Billington and Neil Hudson, members of the LICC team, and will involve a combination of input and interaction. The workshop will be especially suitable for church leaders and preachers who would like to reflect on how to preach Ezekiel from a whole-life perspective, but will also be helpful to others who would value an opportunity to explore how this part of the Bible nurtures Christian identity and discipleship in today’s world.