Bible Study Questions January 21st, 2017 | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Bible Study Questions January 21st, 2017

Saturday at 10:00am EST

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“The Scriptures require more than a simple admission and feeble acceptance of the truths they present; they require a living faith, that so incorporates their lessons into our lives that these truths become the motive-power of every act.”

from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 197

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Topic: Tossed To and Fro

Moderator: Tom from NY

Bible Readings: Matthew 7:12-14; Luke 13:24; Jude 1:11-13

Questions:

  1. Where is Tarsus?
  2. What does it mean to be “tossed to and fro?” (Ephesians 4:14; James 1:6; Isaiah 7:2)
  3. How does one respond to persecution? (Acts 8 : 1)
  4. How did Paul change?

Download the Word version of these questions here.

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January Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
01/21/2016 Tom from NY
01/28/2016 Shahidat from MD

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February Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
02/04/2016 .
02/11/2016 Jeremy from NJ
02/18/2016 .
02/25/2016 .

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Bible Study Instructions

  • Bible studies are led by volunteers. If there are no volunteers we do not have a Bible study
  • They are held on Saturdays from 10AM to 11AM
  • We have Bible studies each week, though we have taken breaks for July and August.
  • The leader of the Bible study will select a topic. Typically the topic is based on the lesson sermon. However, they can be any topic from the Bible. The Bible study is not Bible notes for the lesson sermon. The purpose is to get to know the Bible better.
  • The leader of the Bible study is not a teacher. They develop the questions and lead the discussion. It is up to the attendees to provide answers to the questions.
  • Generally, there are about five to seven questions. The reason we don’t have a lot of questions, is that it helps in a couple ways. First, if there are fewer questions, people can spend more time preparing an answer to a question and therefore learn more. Second, fewer questions provides more time for more people to participate in the discussion.
  • The leader will send the questions to Tom and Lynda for review. We are both available to help with the questions. The Bible study is a collaborative effort. No one needs to feel they are on their own. We support each other and work together so that it enriches all of us in our understanding of the Bible.
  • There is no perfect set of questions. If people don’t participate, a great set of questions could result in a lousy Bible study.
  • Lynda posts the Bible questions each week. The Bible studies are also recorded and available for people to listen to later.
  • The Bible study leads off with a quote from MBE and generally one that shows how she encouraged people to read the Bible.
  • Volunteers are essential to the Bible study. I encourage everyone to lead a Bible study.

To sign up for Bible Studies:

Moderating the Saturday morning Bible Study is open to all.

If you would like to be put on the schedule for a certain date, contact jeremy@plainfieldcs.com. If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY (thomas.a.richards777@gmail.com) and Lynda from PA (lybfree@yahoo.com) as soon as you have them. Thank you!

Click here to listen to Past Bible Studies

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Concordances

The following were recommended by the Metaphysical College:

  1. American Version of the Bible
  2. Twentieth Century New Testament
  3. Weymouth Translation
  4. Goodspeed New Testament
  5. Moulton’s Bible
  6. Moffatt’s Translation
  7. Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, by George Adams Smith
  8. Moffatt Introduction to the New Testament Literature
  9. Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adams Smith
  10. The Greatest English Classic, by McAffee
  11. How to Know the Bible, by Hodges
  12. The Story of Religion, by Smith
  13. How We Got the Bible, by Smith
  14. St. Paul’s Life and Letters, by Smith
  15. Harmony of the Gospels, by Stevens and Butrons

Bible Concordances

  • Nelson’s
  • Young’s
  • Strong’s

Bible Dictionaries

  • Oxford English (best);
  • Hastings (excellent)
  • New Standard (very good);
  • Practical Standard (good)
  • Chamber’s Twentieth Century (good)