For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
The King We Need: A Study in First Samuel
“Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:2
This year we are studying First Samuel, the story of God’s people, our people, clamoring for a king. God answers their cries and all of the kings He provides, even those who seem to be the best, are deeply flawed, as we are all flawed. All of these kings point us to the future coming perfect King of Kings, Jesus! This study will cover topics of God’s sovereignty and faithfulness, friendship, courage, obedience, and more. Along the way we will meet Hannah, whose heart’s desire is to have a child. We will witness God’s faithfulness to a young David in battle against a powerful Goliath. We will explore the gift of friendship in Jonathan and David’s relationship. Throughout, we will discover the loving, gracious God who works through people, even though they are sinful, to work out His plan for our salvation. As we work through First Samuel, we will be dedicating ourselves to praying for one another as we apply God’s Word to our lives.
Our Women’s Bible Study Groups will meet Tuesdays from 9:45 to 11:45 AM (beginning in September 17) and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM (beginning on September 18). Each lesson will begin with a short teaching focused on application of the scripture to our lives followed by time in our groups to discuss and pray through God’s Word. Childcare will be provided. We need to plan for your little ones, so please register ASAP.
Some of you may be in a season where joining us on Tuesday mornings or on Wednesday evenings doesn’t work. Others of you may already be meeting with a group of women on your own. If you or your group would like to study First Samuel as well, we will have the recorded large group lessons in applying First Samuel available with the book for independent study. For individual study or alternate group study, email Dawn James.
MEN’S COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
A Study in Romans
“Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24
There’s something breathtakingly beautiful that happens when God gets ahold of our hearts and minds and invites us on a journey of discovery. The big questions of “who we are” and “why we’re here” are no longer hopeless wonderings. Instead, these questions are replaced with a deep knowing that God is alive and speaks with love, mercy and grace. It’s been our experience that as we grow to know God and love God, the most beautiful stories emerge: stories of healing and friendship, of restoration, of growth and perseverance, of joy in the face of adversity, of triumph.
Men’s Community Bible Study follows the same format each week, so you won’t be surprised. Here’s what you can expect:
- Classes typically meet once a week for about one-and-half hours in total, over the course of roughly 30 weeks.
- Well-structured study materials provide questions that relate to what’s being studied. Each week you’ll read and answer these questions prior to attending the class.
- On class day you’ll meet with your discussion group, or core group, to discuss the lesson. Each core group has about 15 people in it, and is facilitated by a trained leader.
- This is followed by a 15 to 30 minute large group teaching given by a trained Teaching Director. These teachings, and the written professional commentary that you take home, offer additional insights into the week’s passage. You’ll be challenged to apply what you’ve learned to your daily life.
- Once-a-month fellowship meals for core groups are incorporated into your class time. These special times of sharing are designed to build relationships between group members.
Men’s Community Bible Study meets at Stony Point Church every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room 206. Contact Dan Johnston.