Setting the Stage.
Adult Bible Study
Growing is something that can be done both individually as well as in a group. In fact, we need to learn in both ways. This group meets after worship and a brief fellowship time on Sundays.
This is led by Pastor Ben who has great passion for education and allowing God’s Word to teach us. There have been a wide range of topics discussed in this class and is for all levels of familiarity with God’s Word. Sometimes we will delve into the readings from worship a little more to ask questions or confront our misconceptions due to a lack of familiarity with what it looked like to live in the ancient near east. Other times we discuss current life issues and how we as Christians are to relate to a world that doesn’t have the same way of viewing the world.
Many Christians are surprised to find out that there are more than one number of the ten commandments. This is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment of the ten commandments, but a chance to look at a few things in particular that are 1) misconceptions about the commandments and 2) have a better appreciation for why God would give us such a complex set of imperative commands.
For more information on the resources used in this discussion please contact Pastor Ben.
If you were to have the time to sit down right after reading this and have uninterrupted time dedicated to read you Bible in devotion...would you be able to read your Bible for 60 minutes? 30 minutes? 15 minutes? How long before you became distracted from things inside of your head or on the page that you're reading?
I've come across a resource that has greatly reduced the propensity for me to be distracted while reading Scripture in a devotional setting. I'd like to share it with you.
In preparation for this study I'd like you to set aside 30 minutes to read the Bible, just read. I want you in the story. It doesn't matter what you choose to read, just that you read. I don't want to give you a distraction during a time when i'd like you to be focused on reading, but...keep track of the things that pull you from the text. What distracts you? For how long does your mind wander? Does this lengthen the entire time you're "reading"?
This video "examines the errant teachings and wayward traditions of the Late Medieval Church that eventually sparked the Protestant Reformation, a theological overhaul set in motion most notably by Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg."
We haven't had the Bible study posted the last few weeks because we've been in a video series that I didn't have approval to share...until now! We don't have any audio of our discussion or even a handout for the next few week, but hopefully you'll find this video (and the subsequent ones) to be beneficial.