Current Bible Studies

Current Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class

 

 

Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Class

 

 

 


Letter to the Romans

Second Quarter 2022 Sunday Morning Auditorium Class
Class Teacher is Jeff Paschall.
Class Title is "Letter to the Romans".

Link: Sunday Morning Bible Study Stream

We will examine this letter of Paul through the lens of our theme for this year…victory in Jesus. Paul’s masterpiece clearly lays out what we ALL have in common. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And the “wages of sin is death” (6:23), so we have a serious problem that we are helpless to do anything about on our own. But praise be to God that He loved us enough to send His Son to endure the penalty that is due us and give us access to His wonderful grace so that we can stand justified before Him.

Our plan is to look at Paul’s logical arguments to strengthen our faith and note how we can use this information in spiritual conversations with others. We will emphasize the power of the Gospel message, what was accomplished at the cross of Jesus, the new life we now have in Christ as obedient believers, and how this transformation affects our behavior. Paul was always eager to preach this powerful message and we will eagerly dig into this powerful letter.

Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and God’s grace, we are victorious!

Romans 8:37 - “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

Lesson Date Title Scripture
Lesson 1 April 03 The Power of the Gospel Romas 1:1-17
Lesson 2 April 10 There is no Excuse Romans 1:18-2:29
Lesson 3 April 17 All have Sinned Romans 3:1-31
Lesson 4 April 24 Explanation of Justification Roman 4:1-25
Lesson 5 May 1 No Longer Enemies Romans 5:1-21
Lesson 6 May 8 Dead to Sin, Alive Unto Christ Romans 6:1-7:12
Lesson 7 May 15 Christ has Set You Free Romans 7:13-8:17
Lesson 8 May 22 Encouragement and the Glory to Come Romans 8:18--39
Lesson 9 May 29 True Children of Promise Romans 9:1-33
Lesson 10 June 5 Israel Needs the Gospel Romans 10:1-21
Lesson 11 June 12 Israel’s Only Hope Romans 11:1-36
Lesson 12 June 19 Behavior of a Christian Romans 12:1-15:13
Lesson 13 June 26 Final Encouragement Romans 15:14-16:27

 

 

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How to Study the Bible

Second Quarter 2022 Sunday Morning in Adult Classroom
Class Teacher is Tim Smelser.
Class Title is "How to Study the Bible".

We all acknowledge that study and growth are essential to the life of a Christian. However, that study and growth do not happen without purposeful action. Often, we have good intentions about studying and learning God’s word, but we don’t always know where to begin or even how to go about it. During this quarter we will discuss various approaches to Bible study, consider tools to help us study, and then interact with the text utilizing those tools and methods. The goal of the class is to encourage us to have an eagerness and confidence about learning the eternal truths of God’s word.

Lesson Date Title
Lesson 1 April 3 Introduction
Lesson 2 April 10 What is Our Approach to Bible Study?
Lesson 3 April 17 Tools to Help Us Study
Lesson 4 April 24 Appreciating Structure and Context (Part 1)
Lesson 5 May 1 Appreciating Structure and Context (Part 2)
Lesson 6 May 8 How to Study the Gospels
Lesson 7 May 15 Big Picture of the Bible Story
Lesson 8 May 22 Getting the Most Out of Bible Study
Lesson 9 May 29 Interacting with the Text (Part 1)
Lesson 10 June 5 Interacting with the Text (Part 2)
Lesson 11 June 12 TDB
Lesson 12 June 19 (AM) TDB
Lesson 13 June 26 TDB

 

 

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Men of the Bible: God’s Impact in Their Life

Second Quarter 2022 Wednesday Bible Class Syllabus.
"Ephesians: The Mystery of Christ"
This class will be taught by Tim Smelser.

Link: Wednesday Evening Bible Study Stream

Paul’s purpose in writing this letter to the Ephesians was to impress upon them the great blessings and riches they have in Christ Jesus. A deeper understanding and appreciation of these blessings was intended to motivate these Christians to greater godliness in their daily lives. As Paul states it, “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” (Eph. 4:1). Christians living today need this same understanding and appreciation, so we too will live in a way befitting our adoption, redemption, and inheritance. Join us as we study this great letter during the months of April, May, and June.

Lesson Date Title Scripture
Lesson 1 April 6 The Mystery of God’s Plan Introduction
Lesson 2 April 13 Every Spiritual Blessing Eph. 1:1-14
Lesson 3 April 20 Surpassing Greatness of God’s Power Eph. 1:15-23
Lesson 4 April 27 Saved by Grace Eph. 2:1-10
Lesson 5 May 4 Fellow Citizens in the House of God Eph. 2:11-22
Lesson 6 May 11 Mystery Now Made Known Eph. 3:1-13
Lesson 7 May 18 Prayer for Love Eph. 3:14-21
Lesson 8 May 25 Unity in the Church Eph. 4:1-16
Lesson 9 June 1 Christ-like in Our Mind Eph. 4:17-32
Lesson 10 June 8 Christ-like in Our Walk Eph. 5:1-21
Lesson 11 June 15 Christ-like in Our Relationships Eph. 5:22-6:9
Lesson 12 June 22 Spiritual Warfare Eph. 6:10-24
Lesson 13 June 29 Open  

 

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Prophet-Priest in Exile

First Quarter 2022 Sunday Morning Class
Class Teacher is Tim Smelser.
Class Title is "The Gospel According to John".

Link: Sunday Morning Bible Study Stream

John's stated purpose for writing his gospel and recording very specific events from Jesus' life was so that his readers would understand that Jesus is the Messiah (20:30-31). For the unbeliever, this serves to show how Jesus, as deity, came in the flesh to provide eternal life to those who would believe on him. For the believer, this serves to strengthen and produce greater faith in God's Son and in God's plan for man. Join us this quarter as we study "the gospel of belief".

Lesson Date Title Scripture
Lesson 1 January 02 Prologue, Lamb of God, Water to Wine John 1:1–2:12
Lesson 2 January 9 Cleansing the Temple, Nicodemus, Friend of the Bridegroom John 2:13-3:36
Lesson 3 January 16 Samaritan Woman, Nobleman’s Son John 4
Lesson 4 January 23 Healing at Bethesda Pool, Jesus’ Witnesses John 5
Lesson 5 January 30 Feeding 5,000, Bread from Heaven, Rejection John 6
Lesson 6 February 6 Feast of Tabernacles Controversies, "e;I AM"e; John 7-8
Lesson 7 February 13 Light of the World, Good Shepherd John 9-10
Lesson 8 February 20 Jesus Raises Lazarus, The Resurrection and the Life John 11:1 – 12:11
Lesson 9 February 27 Triumphal Entry, Jesus Washes Feet, A New Command John 12:12–13:38
Lesson 10 March 6 Jesus’ Message of Comfort John 14–15
Lesson 11 March 13 Overcoming the World, Prayer for Unity John 16–17
Lesson 12 March 20 (AM) Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion John 18–19
Lesson 13 March 27 Resurrection, Breakfast and Reconciliation with Peter John 20–21

 

 

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Study of Joshua, Judges and Ruth

First Quarter 2022 Wednesday Bible Class Syllabus.
"Joshua, Judges, Ruth"
This class will be taught by Tim Smelser.

Link: Wednesday Evening Bible Study Stream

In keeping with our theme of &lquote;victory&rquote; we will be studying the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth on Wednesday nights this quarter. These are books of history, but they are exciting and colorful, full of wars and intrigue, unspeakable evil and unexpected good. We will learn about the importance of godly individuals amid ungodly nations. We will see God’s commitment to His promises, His mercy and capacity for forgiveness, and through the course of our study we will note Messianic prophecies which point the way to Jesus.

Lesson Date Title Scripture
Lesson 1 January 5 Entering Canaan Joshua 1-4
Lesson 2 January 12 Conquering Canaan Joshua 4-6
Lesson 3 January 19 Achan' Sin; The Gibeonites Joshua 7-10
Lesson 4 January 26 Division of Canaan Joshua 13-17
Lesson 5 February 2 The Promise Fulfilled Joshua 18-21
Lesson 6 February 9 Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar Judges 1-3
Lesson 7 February 16 Deborah Judges 4-5
Lesson 8 February 23 Gideon Judges 6-8
Lesson 9 March 2 Abimelech - Jephthah Judges 9-12
Lesson 10 March 9 Samson Judges 13-16
Lesson 11 March 16 Sad and Wicked Times Judges 17-21
Lesson 12 March 23 Ruth and Naomi Ruth 1-2
Lesson 13 March 30 Ruth and Boaz Ruth 3-4

 

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