Church of England Diocese of Exeter Chulmleigh

Courses - Gentle and Lowly

Gentle and Lowly

St Mary Magdalene Church in Chulmleigh will move away from the lectionary to look at a new study over the coming weeks.

On Sunday 13 June 2021 we will start on a new shared teaching series looking at the book “Gentle and Lowly - The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers” by Dane Ortlund.

Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.

The study will develop further our understanding and experience of God through Jesus and will build upon our journey through the Old Testament and John Mark Comer's book God has a Name on God’s own description of himself to Moses found in Exodus 34: 4-7.

13 Jun 2021      Introduction

20 Jun 2021      Chapter 1 His Very Heart
                           Chapter 2 His Heart in Action
                           Chapter 3 The Happiness of Christ

27 Jun 2021      Chapter 4 Able to Sympathise
                           Chapter 5 He Can Deal Gently
                           Chapter 6 I Will Never Cast Out

04 Jul 2021       Chapter 7 What Our Sins Evoke
                           Chapter 8 To the Uttermost
                           Chapter 9 An Advocate

11 Jul 2021       Chapter 10 The Beauty of the Heart of Christ
                           Chapter 11 The Emotional Life of Christ
                           Chapter 12 A Tender friend

18 Jul 2021      Chapter 13 Why the Spirit?
                          Chapter 14 Father of Mercies
                          Chapter 15 His “Natural” Work
                                               and His “Strange” Work

25 Jul 2021      Chapter 16 The Lord, the Lord
                          Chapter 17 His Ways Are Not Our Ways
                          Chapter 18 Yearning Bowels

01 Aug 2021    No Service after Chulmleigh Old Fair

08 Aug 2021    Chapter 19 Rich in Mercy
                          Chapter 20 Our Law-is Hearts, His Lavish Heart
                          Chapter 21 He Loved Us Then;
                                               He’ll Love Us Now

15 Aug 2021    Chapter 22 To the End
                          Chapter 23 Buried in His Heart Forevermore
                          Epilogue

All are welcome to join us. See the weekly news sheet for further details.