Read on for a quick overview of the fellowships ongoing over the next few months.
The Islington fellowship has recommenced with Kingdom Studies the study of the nations of the earth today through "the table of nations." They are now studying the Lydians a nation that sprung from the lineage of Lud (the grandson of Noah.)
Over the next five months the community will study in detail the authority, law, government, citizenship and culture within the Lydian Empire. By looking at the table of nations in detail provides the citizens with a more concrete understanding of the nations in the bible and their influences on civilisation today.
To start the year in January the community delved right into the study of the Lydians under the key component “authority.” This was a fantastic way to start the year as the community looked into the lives of kings who contributed to developing this nation into an empire. They studied the timeline of the kings and how this fitted in with surrounding nation in Babylon and the rest of Mesopotamia around the time of this great nation.
In the month of February the fellowship commenced in their study of Law in the Lydian empire, looking at whether or not they had a code of law or one which was adopted from the surrounding nations. Unlike some other nations around the same time the body of laws did not survive, however the Lydians left great examples of citizenship and government that could only have developed through existing laws at the time. The community had great fun using exercises and games to try to interpret the laws and gauge what kind of laws and policies would have existed.
In the month of March the community commenced in the study of government, in the Lydia Empire. Much of the history of this nation's government has been lost however, the citizens have been able to find out interesting fact from the influences of surrounding nations and those which subdued them before they became an empire.
Thank you for tuning in be sure to check out our Chronicles historical timeline for more insight into the communities activities in the past.
Jokae serves as a deacon in the Islington fellowship. A social housing professional, Jokae supports the ministries reach strategy by leading the co-ordination of internal/external communications, digital campaigns and article publishing.