Macedonia United Methodist Church offers several bible studies. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a member to attend. For additional informaiton, please contact the church office at 851-1551 or e-mail us at email@example.com
Early Bible Study
Want to start the morning off on a great foot? Then plan on joining our 7am Bible Study. We choose one book of the Bible to study and then work through it from beginning to end. The participants have lively discussion and good fellowship. Coffee and something to nibble on are served in this time of learning and growing spiritually. Currently, the group is studying the Gospel according to Mark.
Pastor’s Bible Study
Perhaps a later time would suit your schedule better. Beginning at 9:30 am each Tuesday morning, our pastor, Rev Jesse Staton, leads a bible study. Rev Staton uses the scripture that will be read in worship on the following Sunday as the topic. Come and participate in this special time with us.
Invitation to the Old Testament
A short-term Disciple bible study “Invitation to the Old Testament” will be offered Tuesday evening beginning on October 5, 2010. This is a 9-week study that will begin with an orientation session and overview of the various bible translations. The study is open to all. You do not have to be a member of Macedonia UMC to participate. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office at 851-1551.
This study approaches the study of Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel through the many “voices” of the biblical text. Narrative, poem, history, and prophetic utterance all have their own distinctive characteristics and purpose, arising out of a particular historical, social, and cultural setting. To understand fully the story of God’s covenantal relationship with Israel calls for listening to these various ways the story is told throughout the Old Testament.
What does it mean to be God’s chosen people? And how does the story of Israel’s covenant with God inform our own identity as heirs of that covenant? Through this study, participants will be invited to listen afresh to the witness of the Old Testament to hear God’s call and purpose for their own lives and respond to that call.
1. The Making of the Hebrew Bible
2. The Creation Story of Israel
3. Out of Bondage
4. Promise and Problem in the Land
5. Israel Has a King
6. Division and the Rise of Prophecy
7. Exile and Response
8. Restoration and Renewal