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Bible Study “The End, The Beginning” Week 8

Week 8: READ: Mark 2:23-3:6 Show Time The final scene before intermission links two conflict stories both addressing the question of what is acceptable behavior on the Sabbath. These questions were of obvious importance for Mark to include these stories of Jesus in his Gospel.  What are the questions or conflicts we face as a faith...
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Bible Study “The End, The Beginning” Week 7

Week 7: READ: Mark 2:13-22 Show Time Imagine the chaotic scene of the luncheon at Levi’s house.  There were many tax collector friends of Levi and other sinner friends all sitting together with Jesus and his disciples in what is a typically small Galilean home.  The religious leaders of the community, the scribes of the Pharisees who...
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On the Verge (Bible Study for Week of September 18)

Week 2           September 18, 2016 READ: Isaiah 40:21-31 Why Follow? The story of Jesus which is written in all four gospels begins early on with Jesus calling fishermen, tax collectors and rebels to drop what they are doing and follow him.  Spiritual leaders throughout history in a variety of cultures act in this same way whether they are...
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Bible Study “Run (the race of faith) Resolutely Week of June 26-July 2

Week 4:  June 26-July 2, 2016 Read: Acts 17:1-15 (Mission in Thessalonica & Beroea) These people (Paul and Silas) have been turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6c).  What a compliment for the life changing work of these Jesus followers.  In an agricultural metaphor, they were plowing the soil of people’s hearts, turning the soil upside down.  The stirring of the Holy...
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Bible Study “Run (the race of faith) Resolutely” June 19-25

Week 3:  June 19-25, 2016       Read: Acts 16:16-34 (Mission while in Prison in Philippi)   Introduction When prison sets you free.  Garth Brooks sang a song called I’ve Got Friends in Low Place.  Prison is one of those low places which is a collection of people from all different ethnic, economic and age groups. People are sent to prison either for...
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