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NEW BIBLE STUDIES
      Women’s Bible Study
 
Hope Amid Hardship
in Paul’s Letters:
 
1 Thessalonians & Philippians
8 Tuesdays — January 14th to March 3rd
10:00am – 11:30am

If you look at the New Testament to see which author has the most pages, the answer is Paul.  Whereas the gospels write about what Jesus did and what he said, Paul writes to interpret Jesus, i.e., to explain the meaning of the relationship between the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and us.  All of Paul’s writings are in the form of letters to the many churches he founded.  These historical letters also give Paul’s instructions to how these early church communities should live.   

In this class, we will study 1 Thessalonians, a warm and affectionate letter which is the oldest writing in the New Testament.  We will also study Philippians; a letter Paul wrote from prison which is so filled with hope it is sometimes called the book of joy.  Come join this class to be inspired and challenged by the apostle Paul who is the first voice in Christian theology.
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LifeGroups Bible Study
 
 
Our LifeGroups Bible Study group meets each Sunday morning following the Contemporary Worship Service at 10:15am.  
 
This quarter our study focuses on the Old Testament books of Numbers and Deuteronomy.
 

The book of Numbers details the structure needed by the traveling Israelites: rules for governing themselves as a fledgling nation, the ongoing duties of the priests and Levites, and the necessity of obeying God. God communicated His expectations and outlined the consequences of disobedience. Numbers also emphasizes God’s faithfulness.

 
 

In Deuteronomy, Moses used the phrase, “the LORD your God” over 250 times, calling Israel to walk in the Lord’s way and keep His commandments. Moses urged the people to follow God into the Promised Land, warning them that if they compromised their faith, they would be scattered among the nations – a promise that eventually came true.

OUTLINE OF NUMBERS
 

           1.  The Consecration of Israel at Sinai

               (1:1-10:10)
 

 2.   The Rebellious Generation in the

      Wilderness (10:11-25:18)

3.   Preparation of the New Generation

     (26:1-30:16)

     4.   Preparation for War and Entry into

         the Promised Land  (31:1-36:13)

OUTLINE OF DEUTERONOMY 
 
   1.  Moses’ First Address  (1:4:49)
 
  2.  Moses’ Second Address  (5:1926:19)
 
  3.  Moses’ Third Address  (27:1-30:20)
 
  4.  Moses’ Final Days  (31:1-24:12)
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     BELIEF:  Readings on the Reason for Faith

The class will meet at 9 AM Sunday mornings, starting January 12. 

 
Rev. Bill Gaydos will be leading a study of the book Belief: Readings on the Reason for faith, by Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project. Trained as a Scientist and a Physician grew up as an atheist, but after trying to disprove Christianity, he eventually became a Christian. This book is a collection of readings from famous thinkers which convinced him to make a reasoned decision for faith.  There are excerpts from philosophers like Plato, scientists like John Polkinghorne, Biblical scholars like John Stott, science fiction writer, Madeleine L’Engle, and many more.
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         JESUS:  How did a nice Jewish man
                                   become a Christian?

    This is a 10 week course of who was the true Jesus, starting with his birth, ministry, death and resurrection.  What did he truly want to express when he stated that his apostles should go out and teach to all the nations?     Peter has taught numerous ecclesiastical courses at Trinity since 2009.  Some of the classes taught include:  “Our Judaic roots” the “church Fathers”  the “The first 400years”  the “Two thousand years of Christianity”  “The Crusades” the “Great Schism “ the “Orthodox Christianity”   The “Byzantine Empire” and the “Protestant Reformation.”     Join Peter for this Study which will be held on Thursday mornings from 10-11AM beginning January 16th.

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