We invite you to join our dynamic bible study program here at St. Mark. It is called The Bible Timeline, which gives the participants a clear, yet general understanding of salvation history. It is this overall picture of the Bible that is absolutely crucial to understanding the individual elements of both the Old and New Testaments, and helps shed light on why the Church teaches what it does.
Bible study returns in January 2016 on the Gospel of St. John!
The beloved disciple, St. John, was a special witness to the greatest events in history. He was the only person present at all three of the key events in the life of Christ: the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. In addition to this, he cared for Holy Mother Mary for the remainder of her earthly life, giving him countless opportunities to glean from her wisdom. Further, he was the only person ever taken up in the spirit into heaven, before the throne of God, and shown the coming victory of good over evil at the end times. Finally, he was the only author in the New Testament who was proclaimed a prophet by an archangel according to the Word of God. All this makes the Gospel of St John a true blessing…the inside-story of Jesus Christ as revealed by God to His prophet, the beloved disciple. Please join us as we study this most profound, yet mysterious, of all the Gospels.
Our bible study of the Gospel of St John will begin on Thursday, January 7, from 7 to 9 pm in Sullivan Hall, and will meet each Thursday until early June. For the first class, you will need to bring your bible and order our study guide: St John’s Gospel, A Bible Study Guide and Commentary by Stephen K. Ray. You can order this from Amazon or through your local Catholic bookstore. Please read Chapter One of the Gospel and Chapters 1a & 1b from the Stephen Ray book before the first class. The book is currently selling for under $15 from Amazon (under $12 for the Kindle version), and appears to be in high demand, so you should order soon. The retail list price is $19.95.
For more information, contact the class leader, Claude Golden, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206.362.2105.