Lenten Simple Soup Supper and Bible Study

 

Please join us for a simple soup supper and Bible study

from 5:30-7:00 PM on the Wednesdays of Lent

upstairs in the Parish House of Christ Episcopal Church

at 123 South Sixth Street in Clarksburg.

 

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.

 

God is the friend of silence.  See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence....

 

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

                                 Mother Teresa

                        Outline for Bible Study

 

Week 1     February 17, 2016      To See With Eyes of Faith     

                    Scripture:   Deuteronomy 26:4-10

                                     Romans 10:8-13

                                     Luke 4:1-13

                    Question to ponder:   What does it mean to see with eyes of faith?

 

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Week 2     February 24, 2016     To See the Presence and Action of God

                     Scripture:   Genesis 15:5-12, 17, 18

                                      Philippians  3:17-4:1

                                      Luke 9:28-36

                     Questions to ponder:  Who are the people in my life whose relationship with God                                                          illumines their way of seeing other people and events?

                                                     What have they taught me?

 

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Week 3      March 2, 2016          To See Others' Needs, and Our Own, As God Sees Them

                        Scripture:   Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15

                                       1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12

                                       Luke 13:1-9

                       Questions to ponder:  What person or groups of people do I most readily condemn

                                                       before I even know the conditions that have shaped them?

                                                       To whom will I give a second chance this week?

 

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Week 4     March 9, 2016            To See the God Who Searches For Us

                          Scripture:  Joshua 5:9, 10-12

                                        2 Corinthians  5:17-21

                                        Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

                         Questions to ponder:  When have I tried to hide from God's love

                                                         or from the love of someone else?

 

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Week 5     March 16, 2016             To See the New Things God is Doing

                            Scripture:   Isaiah 43:16-21

                                            Philippians 3:8-14                            

                                            John 8:2-11

                           Questions to ponder:  If I am God's beloved, how does this affect how I

                                                           think, live, and act?

                                                           In what ways might God be inviting me to a change

                                                           of heart?

                                                           In circumstances in which we encounter evil and                                                                        violence, how do we perceive God's all-inclusive love?

                                                           How can we be God's love?

 

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Week 6     March 23, 2016            To See the Attitude of Christ As Ours

                              Scripture:  Isaiah 50:4-7

                                              Philippians 2:6-11

                                              Luke 22:14-23:56

                              Questions to ponder:   What is the difference in how Jesus sees

                                                               and how we see?

                                                               What does "take, bless, break, share," mean to you?

 

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