Tuesday Evening Bible Study resumes on 22 October at 7pm and will run through November. During this exciting 6-week course, all 4 gospels will be highlighted, and we will learn the historical/cultural context as well as discuss how we can apply these Biblical truths in our lives. Homework will involve reading key Bible passages prior to each session (passages for the first lesson are mentioned below).
For our theme “The Messiah Arrives,” the following will be covered:
Oct 22 - Immanuel, God with Us - A brief look at key events that took place between the Old and New Testaments, then focus on the birth of the long-awaited Messiah, God's anointed one. It also includes new glimpses of familiar people (e.g., the wise men, wicked King Herod, Joseph and Mary) and a close look at the troubled world Jesus was sent to save. Key Bible passages for this first night of Bible study are: Matt 1:18-2:23; Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20; 41-51; John 1:1-5; 10-14; Hebrews 1:1-2.
Oct 29 - Heeding the Call of God - Jesus is baptized by John, anointed with the Holy Spirit, and tested by Satan. Having passed the test, Jesus calls 12 men to be his closest disciples. We will also take a close look at the wilderness prophet, John (Jesus' cousin and forerunner), and his tragic end.
Nov 5 - Signs and Wonders - Jesus today is remembered as a great teacher and a miracle worker. He impressed his contemporaries with healings and power over nature, confirming God at work in Him. We look at the motivations behind the miracles and the role of faith.
Nov 12 - Teacher and Storyteller - Jesus taught directly (Sermon on the Mount) and indirectly (the Parables).
Nov 19 - Encounters with the Master - Some of the most intriguing events involve Jesus' contacts with others (e.g., the teacher Nicodemus, the scorned tax collector Zacchaeus, the Samaritan woman at the well, and the rich young ruler).
Nov 26 - Passion, Despair, Triumph - This lesson examines the core of the Bible: the Son of God, wrongly condemned to die by misguided religious leaders and callous government officials, mocked, beaten, crucified and abandoned by his followers, but vindicated by God and raised to new life. This chapter and the Bible readings follow the way of the cross and then the steps of our risen Jesus, breathing new courage into his followers before he ascends to heaven.
Everyone is welcome. Tuesday Evening Bible Study lasts for one hour and starts at 7pm. Learning is in a group discussion format, and inspirational guidebooks or video programs are sometimes used to highlight topics. Bible Study is an amazing opportunity for Christian learning, insightful discussions, fun fellowship, and growing your relationship with God. He is risen! He is risen indeed!!