Wednesday Bible Study

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Chapel Bible Study • September 3-October 22 • Crouch Chapel

Then Along Came John • Wednesdays, September 3-17 • led by Eddie Morgan
Then Along Came John is a look at how the writer of the fourth gospel differs from the synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. We will specifically look at the I am . . . passages of John.

Consider the Birds • Wednesdays, September 24-October 22 • led by Tommy Bratton
Birds are everywhere in the Bible – the dove, the pelican, the eagle, the sparrow, the rooster, the hen, the raven, and more. Jesus tells us “to consider the birds” (Matthew 6:26), so in this study we will explore the prominent places that birds find themselves in scriptural narratives and discover how they help us discern new layers of meaning as we read the Bible.

Debbie Blue writes, “People identify with birds. We watch them, research them, tell stories about them . . . Once you start looking for birds, you will find them everywhere . . . I believe it is the same way with the grace of God – when you start paying attention, you’ll discover it in places you hadn’t noticed it before. It may make your heart race, or help you breathe. It can free you from anxiety (at least now and again).”

Modern Sacred Family • Wednesdays, September 3-October 29 • Sherman Center
Beginning this fall, we will have a continuing Wednesday evening small group for parents and/or grandparents who are looking for authentic conversations about living the life of faith in their daily, ordinary lives as a family. We will explore how we see God working in the lives of our families, how we can encourage one another along the often inconsistent journey of life and faith, and how we can be intentional about the rhythm of our daily lives together. Each week, this group will be facilitated by a minister or guest, and all will be invited to share stories, hopes, and dreams.

These first two months, we will explore our hopes for children and youth ministry; traditions, ceremonies, and spiritual practices for many of life’s stressful and faith-filled moments, and on October 29, we will hear from Brian Foreman who will talk with us about parenting in the age of social media.

Managing Grief in Our Community of Faith • Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 • 6:00 p.m. • Sherman Center
Grief and loss are difficult subjects to talk about, yet in the past year, many of us have been faced with the pain caused by the death of a friend or family member. Leah Brown and Eddie Morgan will facilitate this series on grief. To participate in this group, please register with Greg Feightner at 252.4781 by September 25.

Contact Tommy Bratton at 252.4781 for more information.