Adult Bible Study
We have a new adult bible study starting Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Library. This class is for all levels and they will be using the Adult Bible Study curriculum from Cokesbury. The site says this about the new study:
God’s World and God's People
Matthew | Luke | Romans | 2 Corinthians | Colossians | Nehemiah
This fall, our lessons come from the Book of Genesis, the book of beginnings. Through its pages, God is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer who brought all things into being. Our lessons survey God's creation of the universe, earth, and people. The writer for the student book is Jack Gilbert; the writer for the teacher book is Von Unruh.
God Created the World
The first three lessons in this unit concentrate on God's creating the universe, earth, and people and then declaring all things created good. Although God created and sustains all life, humankind is special to God and unique. Lesson Four explores how God established the institution of marriage and the process of reproduction in order to populate the earth. Lesson Five explains how humankind chose to do wrong and thus introduced sin into God's perfectly created world.
God Destroys and Re-Creates
The first two lessons in this unit present Noah and his family as righteous followers of God who help repopulate and restore the earth after the destruction caused by the great Flood. The last two lessons feature the biblical couples Abraham and Sarah and Isaac and Rebekah, who worked with God in the cycle of continuing creation.
God Blesses and Re-Creates Regardless
In the last unit, the first lesson explores how God blessed humble Isaac in enemy territory. The next three lessons consider how Jacob deceitfully obtained the blessing God had already destined for him, later established a right relationship with God, and finally was blessed by God to marry and produce children with the wife he loved and for whom he long labored.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
First United Methodist Church offers a weekday morning Bible Study, led by Pastor Charles on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Florence Porter Room. This study is open to all. A new session begins Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Bringing The Questions
We have another exciting class continuing in 2018. Do you have questions about the Bible? Then we have the class for you! Starting Tuesday, September 11, join Pastor Charles in the Library at 7:00 PM and bring your questions. Together we will discuss the questions participants bring each week.