Friday, October 15
5pm – C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS
C3: COCKTAILS & CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS (zoom link required)
- Bring your adult beverage and your curiosity for a conversation about our sacred texts.
- The text is provided below
- Helpful resources:
- Bible Project’s Water of Life animated video: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/water-of-life/
- Chaotic Water podcast by the Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/series-h2r-p21-metaphor-e3-chaotic-waters/
- Chaotic Waters & Baptism by the Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/design-patterns-bible-part-4-chaotic-waters-baptism/
- Crossing Chaotic Waters as Literary Element in the Bible podcast by Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/design-patterns-bible-part-3-crossing-chaotic-waters/
- Moses, Israel and the S’Neh Tree podcast by the Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/moses-israel-sneh-tree/
TORAH: WATER in CREATION, CHAOS & CROSSINGS
Genesis 1: 1-2, 9-10
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 9 And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 7: 11, 18-19, 8:1, 9:15
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life … on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 7:18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
8:1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
9:15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
Exodus 14: 21-22
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
6 Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.
TORAH WATER CROSSINGS
7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing…
Joshua 3:12-13, 15-17
12 Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”
15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away…. So the people crossed over ….
17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
2 Kings 2:1, 7-8, 11, 13-14
When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind … Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground…. As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind … Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.