Growing by Encountering God in the Bible
Bible study is an opportunity to encounter God as well as learn about who we are as a Church. When people study God’s Word together in groups, they have an opportunity to know each other on a deeper level than is usually possible. It becomes an opportunity to build community and to extend that community in care for others.
Adult Scripture Study: Angels in the Bible
Daily Personal Study: Participants spend time prayerfully reading and reflecting on an assigned section of the Scriptures. Each lesson includes prayer, the assigned Scripture text, solid biblical commentary, and questions for learning and reflection. Ideally, if you devote about 20 minutes a day to the process, you will find it manageable and allow time for the material to sink in. This time of personal study provides the foundation for each week’s small group discussion.
Weekly Small-Group Sharing (90 minutes): Gather weekly with others who are studying the same material. You will share the fruits of your personal study, and in the process, discover new insights. A facilitator will help to create an atmosphere of openness and trust in which God’s Word and its application to daily life can be discovered and discussed. A brief video lecture will help to develop and clarify the themes of the lesson. 5 sessions
The Bible is full of passages about angels who are sent to accomplish God’s will. Angels speak for God, direct the course of nations, and protect God’s people. They worship God and deliver God’s judgment. In Angels in the Bible, George Smiga examines some of the Bible’s most fascinating passages about angels, exploring their ministry on God’s behalf and drawing insights for our own spiritual lives. Because angels are mediators of God’s presence and action, studying angels is studying God.
Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online video lectures are included. 6 lessons.
Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727
God and the Angels visit Abraham
Jacob Wrestling with God
Mondays, 6:30 - 8 pm, St. Patrick's
Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 am, Holy Cross
Participants have the option to attend discussions in person or virtually. Anyone interested in a virtual option will receive step by step instructions for connecting to the meeting by internet or phone.
All meetings will be moved to Zoom if community spread of
Covid-19 requires us to close parish meeting spaces.
Participants will be notified when books are available for pickup.