BIBLE STUDY AND THEOLOGICAL DISCUSSION GROUPS
The suggestion that one "study" the Bible, and join a group to do so, conjures up different images and reactions. Why "study" the Bible when our religious activity is largely Sunday services that are based on a marvellous selection of Scriptural passages? And we gather and meet with other Christians on Sunday! Good point and for some that will be sufficient in meeting their needs.
But for others, a disciplined approach to looking further into the Scriptures, including passages that are read in church, is a meaningful way to enhance understanding. When the scriptures are studied outside of church services, it is usually entire books that are addressed over a determined period of time. The historical setting might be reviewed. References are examined to see the origins of quotations and their contexts. And the passages are tested for their application in our lives today. At the same time, closer relationships are formed between members of the study group throughout. When those in attendance study the Scriptures more closely, it soon becomes apparent that we are called to regular reading of Scriptures, regular prayer, meditation to listen for Godís leading and to express our concern for others we should now treat as our "neighbours".
St. Peters has Bible Study Fellowship Groups that meet regularly throughout most of the year. There is the one that meets on Wednesday evenings, and another that meets on Thursday afternoons. You can find out more about these groups below.
There may also be others who would like to set up a new small group. Assistance for this purpose is available through the church office.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study Group
This group meets in the homes of some of its members during the months of September through June. The location of each meeting varies according to the schedules of the hosting members. The location of next week's meeting is determined at the end of this week's meeting. All meetings begin at 7:15PM and end at 9:00PM.
For more information (and to find out the location of the next meeting), please contact Henry or Judy Knight at (905) 377-9156.