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The Sermon on the Mount | Led by Debbie Self
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?
In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right – a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? This study led by Jen Wilkin does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King.
Debbie Self will be facilitating this series every other Tuesday night at 6:30pm beginning August 16, 2022. We will meet on campus in Dobbins 614.
Registration for this Bible Study ends August 16 at 6:30pm. Walk-ins welcome!
1 and 2 Thessalonians - Precept| Led by Jeanne Conners
Just reading the headlines and watching history unfold in ways we can’t understand, we wonder what God is up to and how are we to act in the midst of such chaos! How can we be faithful Believers in such a confusing time? “Go…and make disciples…” Matthew 28:19. That is our Lord’s command. None who know and love God can avoid it! 1 and 2 Thessalonians is a book that will give the “how’ to those who would obey. These epistles are evangelism and discipleship in action. These are just the books for you, Beloved, because you care enough to learn. Time is short. How wise you are, dear ones to choose to study God’s Word now.
Join us for this Precepts study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians facilitated by Jeanne Conners. We we meet every Wednesday morning at 10:00am in Dobbins 623 beginning August 17, 2022.
Registration for this Bible Study ends August 17 at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome!
Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus| Led by Bonnie Shields
See How Jesus is Supreme, Compassionate, And Loving to No End. Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also so relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Join Lisa as she journeys through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end. Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth.
Join us every other Tuesday morning as we study Lisa Harper's Bible Study 'Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus'. We will begin meeting Tuesday, August 30 at 9:15am in Dobbins 614.
Registration for this Bible Study ends August 30 at 9:15am. Walk-ins Welcome!
Jesus and Women | Led by Lynn Dill
“Take heart, Daughter” Matt.9:22
This encouragement from the lips of Jesus surely comforted a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago. And it offers a similar gospel hope to you today too. Come join biblical culturalist and seminary professor Kristi McLelland as she takes you back to Jesus’ first-century world, and explains the historical and cultural climate of His day to help you know Him more dearly.
This is a 7-session (14 week) study where we will look at several of Jesus’ interactions with women in the Bible. We will learn to see the stories in a new way, through the eyes of a middle eastern lens. We will discover the differences between how we have traditionally been taught to see and interpret the Bible as Westerners, and how different the Bible is interpreted in the context of the culture of the Mid-East. You will be astounded as the Bible comes alive in a new way!
Join us for Kristi McLelland’s Bible study, “Jesus and Women” as she takes you back to Jesus’ first-century world, and explains the historical and cultural climate of His day to help you know Him more dearly. This study will meet every Wednesday morning beginning August 31 at 10:00am in Doobins 614 and will be facilitated by Lynn Dill.
Childcare - Childcare is available for this Bible study by contacting Suzanne Blackwood at Sblackwood@shades.org.
Registration for this Bible study ends August 31 at 10:00am. Walk-ins Welcome!
Bible Study Video Series Library
Chasing Vines - Beth Moore
Elijah - Priscilla Shirer
Finding God Faithful - Kelly Minter
Finding I Am - Lysa Terkeurst
He Speaks to Me - Priscilla Shirer
Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus - Lisa Harper
Jesus & Women - Kristi McLelland
Jonah - Priscilla Shirer
Psalm 23 - Jennifer Rothschild
Take Courage - Jennifer Rothschild
The Gospel of Mark - Lisa Harper
The Sermon on the Mount - Jen Wilkins
Trustworthy - Lysa Terkeurst
We Over Me - Whitney Capps
With Us in the Wilderness - Lauren Chandler
If you or your small group would like access to one or more of these video series, please contact Suzanne Blackwood.