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Weekly Bible Study

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December 20, 2017 December 20, 2017 Wow! If ever there was a time to come to Saturday Bible study, this is it. The reading for Christmas Eve — Luke 2:1-20 — could not be more relevant to our times. 1. Try to read a summary of 0
November 29, 2017 November 29, 2017 Happy New Year! This Sunday, December 3, is the First Sunday in the Season of Advent, and the first Sunday of Year B in the lectionary cycle. It is, liturgically speaking, New Year’s Day. During each of the three years 0
November 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 The Revised Common Lectionary presents a challenging parable this week, The Parable of the Talents. But I am jumping ahead in order to get to what is known as The Great Judgment: Matthew 25:31-46. For those of you wanting to 0
November 8, 2017 November 8, 2017 We continue to read from the Gospel of Matthew. And our readings continue to be drawn from passages about the end-times, set during Jesus’ final week on earth after he entered Jerusalem. The end of the liturgical year (we are 0
November 1, 2017 November 1, 2017 This week, we return to the Gospel of Matthew, 23:1-12. Jesus has entered Jerusalem for the final conflict that leads to the cross. The powers arrayed against him are heightening their confrontations, seeking to destroy him and preserve their own 0
October 25, 2017 October 25, 2017 This week, we continue to focus on I Thessalonians, reading Chapter 2, verses 1-8. 1. Paul is careful to clarify what his motives, and those of the other apostles are NOT toward the Thessalonians. But what then ARE their motives? 0
October 18, 2017 October 18, 2017 This week we return to two readings: I Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22. Both of these readings involve living faithfully in the world, in the midst of challenges and conflicts. 1. First read I Thessalonians (ideally the whole letter, which 0
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