What is the Purpose of Bible Study Fellowship?
The Scriptures indicate that the Christian life is to be lived out in community with other believers. Within that community, we are instructed to encourage one another, serve one another, rejoice and weep with one another, correct, instruct, build up, accept and love one another. Bible Study Fellowship provides a wonderful context to facilitate involvement in one another’s lives. In times such as these we’re not using COVID-19 as an excuse not to fulfill the great commission. We are teaching, learning, growing, loving and meeting the needs of those that find themselves in an unexpected place during this season. We are the Church!
Hebrews 10:24‐25 says,
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
As a church, we are hopeful that our Bible Study Fellowship ministry will be one of the significant ways we live out our obedience to this exhortation.
- February 2 through August 16 Journey into Confident Living (Hebrews 26 weeks)
Lesson titles in this 26-lesson study of Hebrews include:
How God Speaks to Us, How To Avoid Spiritual Drifting, Why Jesus Came, Making Jesus Your Hero, Preventing Spiritual Heart Disease, God’s “Spiritual Scalpel,” Dispelling Discouragement, Becoming Spiritually Mature, Can a Truly Saved Person Ever Be Lost Again?, Having Assurance of Your Salvation, Finding Real Peace, Praying Powerfully, Living God’s Better Way, What Jesus’ Death Does for Us, Faith That Pleases God, Living by Faith, When We Need Faith Most, Making Your Faith Grow, Preventing a Faltering Faith, Finishing the Race with Grace, etc. It can be ordered spiralbound or 3-hole punched. English Standard Version
Why is Hebrews so important for the Believer?
Hebrews clearly lays out the present priestly ministry of Christ in the life of the believer. Jesus is both the divine Son of God and completely human, and in His priestly role He clears the way for human beings to approach the Father in heaven through prayer (Hebrews 4:14–16). The priesthood of Jesus is superior to the Old Testament priesthood of Aaron, because only through Jesus do, we receive eternal salvation (5:1–9). Furthermore, Jesus became the permanent and perfect High Priest, going beyond all other priests by offering Himself as a sinless sacrifice on behalf of the sins of human beings (7:24–26; 9:28).
No BSF Classes on 8/23 or 8/30 for distribution of next lessons and publication of new classes for registration
- The Journey into Purpose (13 weeks) – September 6th through December 27
Abraham is one of the most blessed people in the Bible. Although Scripture is not a comprehensive history of humans it does, however, chronicle the relationship of one man and his descendants with the Creator of the Universe. Ultimately, it is a record of how God has and will bless mankind through the life of the next person in our timeline.
The apostle Paul not only confirms that the world is blessed through Abraham’s faithful life but also that ANYONE who has faith in God is considered one of his spiritual sons and heir of the promises (Galatians 3:7 – 9, Romans 4:16).
To be connected to any class, please email our Pastor of Christian Education Terry Brown.