伯克利肥羊之家周报 11/07/2017

Weekly Bilingual Meeting Tuesday November 7th, 2017

God chose Abram (Abraham), a Middle Eastern resident around the time of the beginning of the Shang dynasty, to begin his master plan to rescue the human race from the consequences of their sin and bring the hope of restoration for all the peoples of the world.

Human failing and God’s commitment to save and preserve the human race are both prominent themes in the earliest part of the Bible. We will explore this theme in our ninth and final weekly examination of this ancient dilemma, as we continue our search in the ancient Book of Genesis.

The first book of the Bible tells us that the beginning of everything–the universe, earth and living creatures, especially humans, was a very good thing. We can learn much about the God who created all that exists as we read these ancient texts. We can also learn about our value as human beings made in the image of the One True God, what went wrong, and how God began a process of redeeming what was lost.

How does one read the various literary forms used in the Bible, an ancient document which includes narrative, poetry and instruction? How does modern science relate to the first descriptions of the beginnings of the universe and our world? All this will be covered in a series of weekly presentations and small and large group Bible discussions led by Paul Volk, former philosophy teacher and one of the current leaders of FAT Sheep Family.

The level of confidence in the reliability of the oldest parts of the Bible, known as the Old Testament, is surprisingly strong. This unique book takes a radically different perspective than other world views that were prevalent throughout the ancient world. Join us as we begin exploring the text of Genesis over the next couple months.


Mosaic at 1221 Marin Ave. Albany (0.6 miles, 10-15 minutes’ walk from UC Village)


  • 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm
  • 5:45 Dinner
  • 6:40 Introductions, Announcements, etc.
  • 6:40-8:40 Children’s Program — We have a Bible teacher, Ma Bin Bin, for the children during the first hour and then guided play time.
  • 6:50-7:30 Presentation by Paul Volk about the importance of Abraham in God’s great story as told in Genesis.
  • 7:30-8:40 Small group discussions from the Book of Genesis, Chapter 12:1-3;, Hebrews 11:8-9. Our human ancestors are forced to scatter throughout the world as they plan to defy God as a unified community.
  • 8:45 End of program — Rides back home provided for EVERYONE.
Transportation Please contact Joe Cell: 510-828-6135 . For the Tuesday night meeting, We have two pick-up locations:

  • Law School: on Bancroft Way (just down the hill from the International House), 5:15 p.m.
  • From your home: For having a ride from home, please let us know your address and cell number. All who need a ride, please confirm with Joe before 3:00 on Tues.

English Corners

This week’s on campus English Corners will meet, either inside at the Law School cafe area or outdoors upstairs, if the weather is fine, from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Tuesday and Friday. They will be hosted by Justin and Joe on Tuesday and the Volks and Joe on Friday. There will also be a Talk Time at the Junket restaurant in El Cerrito Plaza on Saturday from 2:00-4:00.