Thursday Evening Bible Study
The Letters of the New Testament
After the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit gave birth to the Church, the very Body of Christ. Join us as we study how the will of God was manifest through the letters of the great Apostles – St. Peter, St. John and St. Paul – as they formed and provided guidance to the early believers. Their towering Apostolic letters established the pillars of Faith and Agape as the foundation of the Church.
“Agape” (pronounced ah-gah-pay) is a Greek word that means To Love As God Loves, and this revelation turned the Roman Empire upside-down. This heavenly force of compassion and charity, mercy and forgiveness, is explained in the Apostolic letters as our obedience to the command of Jesus Christ to, “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; and to love thy neighbor as thyself.”
From the New Year to Memorial Day, January 4 to May 24, 2018, we will meet each Thursday night to read and understand all the letters of the New Testament. Simply bring your bible to class, as we study and discuss an epistle each week. For the first class on January 4, please read the three letters of St. John. Class meets in Sullivan Hall of St. Mark Parish each Thursday from 7 – 8:30 pm. If you have questions, please contact the class leader, Claude Golden, phone 206.362.2105, email [email protected].
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Our Tuesday morning Bible study will resume on Tuesday, September 19th at 8:45 am in Sullivan Hall. Each class will last about 2 hours. This year we will be studying the Gospel of Matthew utilizing Jeff Cavin’s program Matthew: The King and His Kingdom which is available at Ascension Press for $28.95. The book of Matthew stands at the beginning of the New Testament as a bridge between the Old and the New. It gives us the key to understanding the rest of the New Testament by explaining further what God’s plan was and how it is finally coming to pass. If we read the gospel carefully, we will see that Jesus is raising us to a new level of holiness and empowering us to live it. Please contact Gretchen Miller at [email protected] or at (206) 605-5648 for more information.