Fall & Winter 2023 Adult Sunday Bible Studies

Sunday Adult Bible Study.

Starting Date: September 24, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: North Chapel

Contact: Tony Kupinski, tonykupinski@me.com

Fall & Winter Topics.

The Time In between – – The final 600 years prior to the birth of the Messiah are characterized by exile, foreign domination, preservation of their “chosen” identity, attempt to rebuild Jerusalem, and struggle to ward off the influence of Greek and Roman culture. Click Excursions – Time In Between copy 35 for more information.

How We Got Our Bible – – How our Bible came about is an amazing story stretching across 1300+ years from Moses and the first Hebrew hymns to collecting the writings of Paul and the Apostles into the New Testament (NT).

The Septuagint – – The Jews were dispersed over much of the Asia Minor and the Levant.  As a result, the core of their religion, their language, their festivals, and their gatherings, were changing and would continue to change.  What was needed was a translation that Jews and non-Jews could use.  The result was the Koine Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible known as the “Septuagint.” 

Romans 8:1-17 (Part 1) – – Romans 8 is a bombastic, earth shattering declaration of what transpired as a result of Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection.  I am not a theologian, nor do I want to be one.  However, Romans 8 keeps scratching at the door of my heart saying, “you gotta read this…you gotta read this.”  And so, I’m sharing with you what this chapter means to me.

Romans 8:18-27 (Part 2) – – In Part 2 we will look at “God’s glorious hope.”  We will also explore one of the most important facets of God’s love that, along with “Discerning God’s will” in Part 1, form the bedrock for communications with the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy – – The Book of Deuteronomy contains the Law, curses and blessings, and the final discourses of Moses prior to his death.  If you read carefully, particularly the first 12 chapters or so, we glean insight into the heart of YHWH for his people.  He loved them, he chose them, he delivered them, and he attempted to give them insight into to his love for them and his righteousness so that their resolve and obedience would draw them close to the heart of God.  Did it work….partially.

Worship and the Old Testament – – What is worship?  How do we do it?  What’s involved?  Is worship an activity in time or an attitude and way of life?   To worship is “to treat somebody or something as divine and show respect by engaging in acts of prayer and devotion.”  Worship as a noun is “the adoration, devotion, and respect given to a deity.”

Parable of the Man Born Blind – – The miracle found in John 9 is a revealing three-scene drama as Jesus’ interaction with the man born blind is played out.  The story started quietly in Scene 1 with Jesus as he “went along” with his disciples on the Sabbath. It ends in Scene 3 with the blind man being thrown out of the Synagogue.

Judah, Brother of Joseph – – We love the story of Joseph and get lost in the rags-to-riches story line of this 17 year-old young man with the colorful coat.  But another name keeps creeping into the narrative…Judah, the 4th son of Jacob and Leah. And therein lies our story.

Topics are in no particular order and are subject to change, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Tony. 

Hope yo see you there. 


Post a comment