Bible Study Questions March 11th, 2017 | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Bible Study Questions March 11th, 2017

Saturday at 10:00am EST

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“If the Bible and Science and Health had the place in schools of learning that physiology occupies, they would revolutionize and reform the world, through the power of Christ.”

from No and Yes by Mary Baker Eddy, page 11: 15-18

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Topic: Parable of the Sower

Moderator: Tom from NY

Bible Readings: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23; 34-35

Questions:

  1. How many Gospels is this parable found in? Is it normal that Jesus explained a parable?
  2. For each one — How did Jesus explain it? How can this be interpreted in Science? Some seeds fell:
         A. By the way side,
         B. Upon stony places
         C. Among thorns
         D. Into good ground
  3. What does Matthew Henry say about this parable?


Download the Word version of these questions here.

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March Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
03/11/2016 Tom from NY
03/18/2016 Shahidat from MD
03/25/2016 Chardelle from PA

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April Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
04/01/2016 .
04/08/2016 .
04/15/2016 .
04/22/2016 .
04/29/2016 .

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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)



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