"...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.
Next week we begin our new study, "Defending Truth (A Study of Apologetics)." This study will help you to:
See more clearly that your Christian faith is not a religion of mystical enlightenment based on "once-upon-a-time" stories, but is founded on events that are verifiable and claims that can be investigated.
Engage with friends and relatives who are skeptical of Christianity and be able to give a reason for the hope that you have with gentleness and respect.
The topics we will discuss will include:
How do we know there is a God?
How do we know the Bible is true?
Why does the account of Adam and Eve matter?
As a Christian, can I like science?
Why do bad things happen?
What about miracles?
Our study begins on campus on Sunday, March 21, and is also available online via Zoom on Wednesdays at 10a and Thursdays at 7p. Register below for access to videos and study materials, as well as links to join via Zoom.