The Bible is the focus of our study on many levels, in several places. You’ll find Bible studies in Sunday School classes, in women’s groups, and other occasional groups. Some of these studies are devotionally oriented, using readings to lead to discussions of faith and God’s place in our lives. Other studies are more technically oriented, seeking to probe the historical, literary, and cultural context of the text, examine questions of translation and textual difficulties, then discover how the text speaks to our current situation.
Winter 2020 – Adult Weekday Bible Study
Starting Monday, January 6th at 10:30 AM in the Music Room and 6:30 PM in the Library, Howard Cunningham will begin a 4 week study of Philippians guided by the Interpretation Bible Studies: Philippians and Galatians by Stanley P. Saunders, Associate Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church – USA) in Decatur, Georgia.
Quoting from back cover of the IBS study: The letters to the Philippian and Galatian congregations illustrate well the passion and intensity of writing of the apostle Paul. Philippians is perhaps Paul’s warmest letter, affirming the already close relationship between the Philippians and Paul.
Reference will be made to Paul for Everyone – The Prison Letters (N.T. Wright) and Fortress Commentary on the Bible – New Testament – Philippians (Julia Lambert Fogg).