So, what are we doing with our Bible study time here? In our Sunday morning auditorium class we have spent a great deal of time in an intensive study of the book of Revelation. There is so much to learn from this great letter by the apostle John. The Lord willing we will be finishing up this study in the next week or two and then we will begin a study of 1 Corinthians. This letter by the apostle Paul to the church at Corinth covers a lot of very serious topics we really need to study for our lives today both individually and collectively as a congregation. The congregation at Corinth was suffering from some very serious problems and this letter was sent to guide them through what they needed to do to correctly handle those problems as God would have them to. And, the problems they were facing then are some of the exact problems nearly every congregation today faces at some point in time. So again, there are serious lessons for us to learn from this inspired letter to Corinth.
In our Wednesday evening Bible class we studied the New Testament church; its establishment, its doctrines, its leadership, etc. Now, we have taken a break and have been watching some outstanding videos that teach various lessons concerning Christianity. We watched all of the “Searching For Truth” videos taught by brother John Moore dealing with the various aspects of the church and salvation. Now we are watching the Jule Miller Videos that basically cover the Bible as a whole. The first video (2 weeks ago) was on the Patriarchal Age (Genesis - Exodus), last Wednesday it was the Mosaical Age (the rest of the Old Testament), this coming Wednesday evening will be The Christian Age. When we finish these videos we will resume our study of the church with a study of Church History beginning with a detailed study of the establishment of the Lord’s church and going into a study of the falling away leading up to our world today. Following this, the Lord willing, we will progress right into a study of denominational doctrines and how they developed. We cannot study with others in the denominational world unless we know what they believe and practice.
As you can see, our “Bible” class time is designed to help us all grow in our knowledge of God’s word and be able to apply to our lives in a much more effective way. I encourage each of you to do all you can to come and be a part of these studies each week and, invite and encourage all others that you can to be here as well.
Until next week, I love you all,