Thursday, September 1, 2011

Disciple Bible Study Starts in October

These past four weeks we have been involved in a sermon series on the Old Testament book of Jeremiah here at Centerville Church. The sermon series is over, but some folks have expressed an interest in a continued study of scripture in small group setting.

The study of scripture continues to be a high priority for this community of faith. The church has three different adult Sunday School classes, a prayer and share group that meets during the week, and others in the church are involved in the Bible Study Fellowship experience offered in Richmond.

And yet there is always room for another Bible Study! Below is the "blurb" that will appear in the next few weeks' bulletin offering information on the new small group eight week Bible Study at Centerville Church.

Small Group Bible Study
Disciple Bible Study Introduction to the Old Testament
Starts October 16th in the Centerville Church Annex
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Leader: Pastor Kathy Miller

The Old Testament of the Christian Bible can be a difficult part of the Bible to read, understand, put into historical context, and apply to our lives today. Yet the Old Testament was Jesus' Bible; with the stories and passages so deeply ingrained in his heart and mind that we find many connections in his ministry, teachings, and life to the Old Testament scriptures. Do you have a heart to dig into the Old Testament to learn more about its origins, stories, and connections to Jesus and our lives of faith today?

Join us, as Pastor Kathy leads a short term Disciple Bible Study called
"Invitation to the Old Testament."
We will explore the Old Testament’s story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Hear the magnificence of a Creation hymn, discover the law and wisdom teachings, listen to the warning of the prophets and explore the poetry of the Song of Solomon. 

1. The Making of the Hebrew Bible
2. The Creation Story of Israel
3. Out of Bondage
4. Promise and Problem in the Land
5. Israel Has a King
6. Division and the Rise of Prophecy
7. Exile and Response
8. Restoration and Renewal

Tentative Meeting Dates: October 16th, 30th, November 13th, 27th, December 18th,
January (2012) 8th, 22nd, February 5th.

Please let Pastor Kathy know if you are interested in joining this group.
Church office # 855-5576;
Pastor Kathy's cell # 960-7104.
Cost of the participant's book is $10.00.

I pray you will consider joining us on October 16th as we explore together an "Invitation to the Old Testament". We will meet in the church annex. The church annex is an older house right next door to the church with a comfortable meeting room, kitchen, and the church offices. Because we are meeting in a "home", some of our friends outside of Centerville UMC might be a little more comfortable than if we were meeting in the church proper. So, invite a friend!!

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayers." Acts 2:42

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