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Weekly Bible Study

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October 4, 2017 October 4, 2017 This week, we depart from the Gospels, and from the series on the sacraments, and return to the Revised Common Lectionary. Our reading is Philippians 3:4b-14. This is a relatively short, and very inspiring, letter. It is worth reading in 0
September 27, 2017 September 27, 2017 This week, we return to a single Bible passage, John 6:25-40. It is part of a longer section in which Jesus uses images of bread — literal loaves of bread that were multiplied to feed a crowd, manna from heaven, 0
September 20, 2017 September 20.2017 Our two readings this Sunday involve the sacrament of Holy Communion. In addition to this newsletter Bible study, I would encourage you to come to our weekly Bible study on Saturday at 9:30 to learn in more depth. For now, 0
September 13, 2017 September 13, 2017 This Sunday’s Gospel reading, Matthew 28:16-20, is usually read on Trinity Sunday, in late May or early June. And the reading from the Book of Acts — 2:38-39 — is usually read during the season of Easter. I am departing 0
September 6, 2017 September 6, 2017 We will spend two more weeks focused on the Gospel of Matthew, as we have been all summer. Then we will turn to other books and letters of the Bible. This week, our passage, Matthew 18:15-20, comes in the midst 0
August 9, 2017 August 9, 2017 This week’s reading — Matthew 14:22-33 — follows immediately after last week’s story about the feeding of the 5000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish. This week, the disciples’ faith is tested once again, in a very 0
August 2, 2017 August 2, 2017 From the axial Chapter 13 of Matthew’s Gospel, comprising parables of the kingdom of heaven, we move to the ongoing ministry of Jesus and his disciples as they begin not only to attract many new followers, but also many enemies. 0
July 18, 2017 July 19, 2017 We continue reading from Matthew 13 this week — Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. The thirteenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew comprises nothing but parables about the kingdom of heaven (or the realm of God). This week’s is a challenging parable 0
July 12, 2017 July 12, 2017 Our reading this week — Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 — is the well-known Parable of the Sower. The entirety of Matthew 13 is parables about what the kingdom of heaven. Heaven is so mysterious to us, beyond that equally mysterious hunger 0
July 5, 2017 July 5, 2017 This week, we move on from Jesus’ instructions to his first disciples as they began their initial ministry in Galilee. In Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30, Jesus evaluates the people and the disciples honestly and lovingly. 1. First read Matthew 10:16-19. How 0