January 2, 2018

Small Groups and Bible Studies

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Small Groups/Bible Studies
Various small groups and bible studies that meet during the week.

Wednesday Night Bible Study- Facilitated by Bill Etheridge

4:00 p.m.-Character Builders Classroom or 6:00 p.m.-Pioneer Classroom  small group of people studying image

“Deeper Connections”

Prayer was the backbone of Jesus’ life and ministry. From his baptism to his crucifixion, the Gospels portray Jesus as a man of prayer who knew and deeply valued intimate communion with his heavenly Father. What can we learn from the prayers he prayed?  6 video sessions featuring 6 different Bible teachers and a series host: each session includes an introduction filmed in Israel and three video teaching segments, (for a total of approximately 26 minutes of video per session.)

The Prayers of Jesus

Session 1 Watch and Pray – Oct. 18
Jesus’ Model Prayer Life
(Mark 1:32-39; 9:9-29; 14:32-42)
Dr. David Ga

Session 2 Our God Listens – Nov. 1
The Persistent Widow
(Luke 18:1-8)
Dr. Mark Strauss

Session 3 Joining in Jesus’ Prayer – Nov. 8
The Lord’s Prayer
(Matthew 6:9-13)
Dr. Michael Wilkins

Session 4 Praying to a Good God – Nov. 15
The Friend at Midnight
(Luke 11:5-13)
Dr. Ben Witherington III

Session 5 Praying with Purpose  – Nov. 29
Jesus’ Final Prayer
(John 17)
Dr. Gary Burge

Session 6 A Friend in High Places – Dec. 6
Faith, Prayer, and Answers
(John 14:13-14)
Dr. Matt Williams

New Fall Bible Study:
1 Peter – A Living Hope in Christ – by Jen Wilkin
Dates: September 14th through November 9th
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Women’s Ministry Room
Contact: Freda Shirah at dshirah630@charter.net

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

Participant books can be purchased at Lifeway on online at www.lifeway.com.