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"...for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day..."

-the Apostle Luke

Studying God's Word

Thomas Westra, Pastor

In the book of Acts, Luke writes:

 
"Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." (Acts 17:11)

 

It is God's will that you and I spend time studying the scriptures.  We do that privately, and that's important, but what a great privilege it is, as well, to study God's word together with our brothers and sisters to encourage one another in the faith.

 

This week we begin our new study, "Summer Old Testament Bible Stories".  Remember reading Bible stories as a kid?  Stories like David, Adam & Eve, Jonah, and Job?  They’re not just Sunday School stories for kids.  They’re the story of God’s people and God’s sweeping plan of how to rescue them.  Whether these stories are familiar or brand new to you, we invite you to join us this summer in adult Bible study.  We plan on helping you dig deeper into these true biblical narratives so that you can see just how rich God’s grace is for you, through the eyes of his Old Testament people.  These narratives will be the Old Testament lesson in worship each Sunday, fitting with the Gospel reading and the theme of the day.  So not only will you learn in Bible class, but your Sunday morning worship will be enriched as well.  Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:55 am in the Multi-purpose Room.  Our schedule for the upcoming weeks is as follows:

  • July 4:        Exodus 33:12-23            Prayer for the Nation

  • July 11:      2 Samuel 12:11-25         Nathan Rebukes David

  • July 18:      Amos 7:10-17                 Amos and Amaziah

  • July 25:      Numbers 27:12-23         Joshua Succeeds Moses

  • Aug 1:        Exodus 16:2-20              The Bread that Sustains

The study is also available online via Zoom during the week.  Registration for access to videos and study materials, as well as links to join via Zoom is available below.

 
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Studies & Devotions for the Whole Family

Old Testament

Bible Stories

Adult Bible Study