Bible Study

Pope Francis is strong advocate for Catholics to take up the Bible for study and personal spiritual enrichment. Our collaborative adult faith formation program offers Bible studies to foster deeper understanding of sacred scripture. People participate in a Bible study for many different reasons. Some of the ways attendees have told us they find these studies helpful:

  • Learning what the Bible is, where it came from, what it means in the Catholic context
  • Encourages personal reading of the Bible for prayer and study
  • Better understanding of scriptures when hearing them proclaimed at Mass
  • Feeling a closer relationship to God
  • Greater confidence when speaking to other people about the source of their faith

The upcoming collaborative Autumn Bible study is: Women in the Old Testament

  • The course developers describe this study as follows:

“While the men of the Old Testament often garner the most attention, the women of the Old Testament become all the more worthy of our interest because we have to dig deeper to recover their special contribution to the annals of faith. Their stories are all the more remarkable in that they arise from historical eras that crimped their options in influencing or changing the flow of history. The women of this study can be bold and decisive, also meek and faithful, but they are always compelled to act in ways that bring about change. God's saving deeds often came through the mind and will of amazing women using limited resources.”

  • While each individual book of Scripture is significant in itself and worthy of focus, the thematic approach of this study allows us to explore an expanded view of a specific topic.
  • Little Rock Scripture characterizes this study as “in depth”. Therefore, it may be more fruitful for people who have had some previous experience with Bible study. However, all are welcome and if you are new to Bible study you will find helpful companions on the journey.

This study covers the following topics over 10 weekly gatherings:

  • Introductory Session
  • Lesson 1—Women of Israel's Beginnings
  • Lesson 2—More Women of Israel's Beginnings
  • Lesson 3—Women of Israel's Passover
  • Lesson 4—Women of Israel's Early Tribes
  • Lesson 5—More Women of Israel's Early Tribes
  • Lesson 6—Women of Israel's Monarchy
  • Lesson 7—Woman, Image of God
  • Lesson 8—Women of Courage and Strength
  • Lesson 9—Queen Esther

The study begins Tuesday evening September 25that 7:30 pm and will meet for ten weeks. The cost of the study guide and commentary will be $20. Please enroll via email with Steve Ryan. The enrollment deadline is September 11th to allow sufficient time to order materials and organize small discussion groups.

 

To learn more about Bible study, enroll in a program or ask questions, please contact Steve Ryan at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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