The Present Word, God's Law is Love
Unit II, “Faith Triumphs, Law Fails”
Unit III, “Christ Frees, Law Enslaves”
Marilynn Gillette is leading the same study at Brookdale Palma Sola on Wednesdays at 2pm, and congregants are also invited to attend that study group (see Calendar).
A Participant’s Book is available that has helpful information about each week’s lesson. The scripture passages are included along with scripture notes, helpful insights into the text, and daily Bible readings for personal study.
Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White
The book helps Christians look at issues in today’s world in light of our Christian faith. Its purpose is to engage thoughtful Christians in dialogue and self-examination on the political, moral and religious issues that divide us. Class participants were encouraged to listen, learn, make their voices heard, and to love those with whom they disagree. Reading the book enriched learning and participation in discussions.
The Bible in 90 Days
This study, led by Pastor Edward, allowed participants to complete what for many Christians is the goal of a lifetime – to read through the Bible completely from "cover to cover."
Participants used a version of the Bible they were comfortable reading. An optional participant's guide, with one chapter for each week of study, was used by some.
In the last decade, nearly a quarter million people have completed The Bible in 90 Days program, benefiting from the encouragement of reading groups ranging from 2 to 1,000 people in 50 states and 21 countries spanning 5 continents.
Christianity and World Religions
This class explored four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compared the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In examining other religions, we learn to build bridges with others so that we may grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbors, and find positive ways to share the Gospel.
Led by Betty Bashaw and Marilynn Gillette, this class was based on the Revised Edition of Christianity and World Religions by pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton, which may be ordered online. Recorded class discussions may be viewed at the links below
Lent in Plain Sight
Dead Sea Scrolls
Al Zimmer led this class with social distancing and face masks in the Fellowship Hall.
Class discussion followed the viewing of video segments and presentations by Al on topics from the book 'Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls' by Hershel Shanks.
The first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a Bedouin shepherd in 1947 and are considered among the most important archeological finds of the 20th century.
The Scrolls cover the period between 250 BC and 68 AD. They include the complete book of Isaiah and manuscripts that reflect on early Christian thinking.
What does their discovery mean to us? How does it affect our Old and New Testament? Click here to learn more.