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Weekly Bible Study

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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
June 28, 2017 June 28, 2017 Last week, we read a long passage, Matthew 10:24-39, with many challenging instructions. This week, our passage is relatively short: Matthew 10:40-42. However, it is still very much a part of Jesus’ long teaching speech on the occasion of sending 0
June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017 We continue in the Gospel of Matthew in these summer months: Matthew 10:24-39. This week, Jesus provides counsel to his disciples as they embark on their first mission. 1. Read all of Matthew 10 in order to understand the context 0
June 7, 2017 June 7, 2017 This week, we move from The Book of Acts to The Gospel of Matthew. We will read the last five verses of Matthew: chapter 28, verses 16-20. 1. This passage is known as The Great Commission. In it, Jesus gives 0
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017 This Sunday’s reading from Acts 7:55-60, the martyrdom of St. Stephen, is one of the most dramatic and inspiring stories in Scripture. It stands as the foundation of every act of martyrdom since. 1. It is most helpful to go 0
May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 This week, as we continue to move through the Book of Acts, the passage is Acts 17:22-31. 1. It is worth reading the whole story of the conversion of Saul, from persecutor of the church into Paul (new name, new 0