Bible Study Questions November 11th, 2017

Saturday at 10:00am EDT


“Any work in connection with the church that one is required to do will be more easily and effectively carried on as we learn to break away from the mere conventionalities that tend to hamper inspiration. The same is true in the study of the Bible, for the spiritual import of the Bible is discerned through Christian Science. Without Science, Bible study would at its best only awaken and strengthen faith instead of establishing understanding.

from Association Addresses by Bicknell Young, page 25 of the 1937 address


Topic: The Order of Melchisedec

Moderator: Jeremy from NJ

Bible Readings: Hebrews 5: 1, 4, 5, 8-10; Hebrews 7: 1-4; Genesis 14: 18-20; Psalms 110

Optional Readings: Addresses by Martha Wilcox, pages 342 to 345, 400


  1. Who was Melchisedec?
  2. What link does Melchizedek have to Abraham?
  3. What link does Melchizedek have to Christ Jesus?
  4. What does it mean to be in “The order of Melchisedec”?

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November Bible Study sessions:

Date Moderator
11/11/2017 Jeremy from NJ
11/18/2017 Amanda from MO
11/25/2017 Lynda from PA



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 If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY ( and Lynda from PA ( as soon as you have them. Thank you!

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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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