Our weekly Bible study has resumed on Mondays at 7:30pm Eastern via Zoom (same link each time) after the summer break with a study of 1 Corinthians — which contains not only one of the Bible’s best-known verses in 1 Corinthians 13, but also one of the New Testament “clobber passages” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) that…
Our weekly Bible study during Lent will focus on the verses in the 5th chapter of Matthew commonly known as the Beatitudes, which are the lectionary Gospel readings for each Sunday in Lent. Each Monday we will study the prior Sunday’s Gospel reading, as laid out below. Underneath each of those, I’ve included the daily…
How to study the Bible
Anyone has the ability to study the Bible, either independently or in a group. Here’s a guide.
- Start with a verse
Read it several times through, ideally in more than one translation. Bible websites are a great resource for this.
- What is the intended audience?
Who was the verse originally written for, or to? If you’re not sure, Wikipedia does a great job of explaining that.
- What is the message and context?
What is the verse saying to its intended audience, and what was likely going on in their lives at the time?
- How does it help understand God better?
What aspect of God’s nature or relationship to us is the author trying to convey to the intended audience?
- How does it inform my relationship to God?
Based on everything above, what is the verse revealing to you personally about God?
The hard sayings of Jesus
Inspired by the writings of Lloyd John Ogilvie, this sermon series examines some of the best-known sayings of Jesus, discusses what often confuses people about them, and offers insights into how they can be related to modern living.
The road to freedom
A six-part Bible study based on the following Lenten readings:
- John 14:1-4, Ephesians 3:12-13, Acts 15
- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
- Mark 7
- Matthew 25:1-40, Micah 6:8
- Mark 14:12-26, 1 Corinthians 11:17-26