Bible Study explores Scripture in greater depth than most of us would otherwise be able to, usually concentrating on a single book of the Bible such as one of the four Gospels, one or more of the Epistles or a book of the Old Testament. Occasionally, the group studies a Biblical theme instead of a particular book. Study materials include transcripts of lectures by experts on the subject, a book containing Scripture text with commentary, and a list of questions for discussion.
Bible Study meetings generally take place in the late winter/early spring and in the fall. The groups meet weekly in small groups during these seasons. There are no meetings during the summer and busy holiday season. Most courses require 6-12 meetings. The group usually completes its study of a particular topic during each of the two seasonal periods, but the longer courses are sometimes carries over to the following season.
The small group discussions are among the most rewarding aspects of the program. Most participants experience a deeper, more personal relationship with God, a lively experience of Christian community, a stronger sense of faith and prayer and a richer appreciation for the Church’s teachings and worship.
No prior knowledge is required for Bible Study sessions. While regular attendance and preparation is encouraged, participants are welcome to join at any time during the course of study for as many sessions as their schedule permits.
Fall 2017: Come, Soar with the Eagle
This fall our Bible Study class will read and discuss the first part of the Gospel of John. We meet once a week beginning September 27th and ending November 16th. Classes are held on Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 am and on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 am and evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. You choose the class that fits your schedule. Study materials are provided for a slight charge ($16). Chuck Balestri and Jennifer Lee will lead the discussion groups. The Gospel of John has always held a special place in the hearts of Christians for the unique way it tells the story of Jesus. Using poetry, symbol and dramatic event John’s Gospel asks us to see, close up, Jesus as the Son of the Father, the Messiah, and what that means for all of us. To see why John’s Gospel is symbolized by the eagle, check out Ezekiel 1:10, Isaiah 40:31 and Revelations 4:7. Start your bible reading today. For more information or to join contact Chuck Balestri at email@example.com