2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” We believe Scripture is authoritative in the life of the believer not because it is endorsed by a human being but because God authenticates Himself through Scripture. God reveals Himself through the Scripture that speaks of Him. Therefore, Scripture is essential for knowledge of God and knowing the living person of God. Scripture also helps us to discern Truth (of God) and through Scripture, the Spirit (God himself) changes and forms the lives of believers. For these reasons, God’s people come to delight in Scripture and meditate on it day and night. It is foundational for the Christian to study the Bible to know and love the Lord.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
The Book of Acts IV
Meeting Time: Last 3 Sunday’s of the month 11am-12pm, September 17 – November 26, 2023
Location: Church White House
How does understanding narrative help us to read books in the New Testament like Acts? If I am not a Bible scholar, how do I read a book like Acts more competently to nourish my life and possibly teach it? What does Acts teach us about the early church, its ministry and its mission? These are some of the questions we will address in this class on The Book of Acts IV.
- Learning how to read narrative in the New Testament
- Putting into practice the skills we learned in the Introduction to Hermeneutics class
- Using Acts to set up a general timeline for reading the epistles
- To develop a competent reading of Acts to teach it
- To know how Acts ministers to our daily lives and sanctifies us
The Bible (Recommended: Study Bible)
Class Schedule & Content
Sept 17 Acts 18:18-28 (David)
Sept 24 Acts 19:1-20 (Justin)
Oct 8 No class (Thanksgiving weekend)
Oct 15 Acts 19:21-41 (Justin)
Oct 22 Acts 20:1-16 (Ken)
Oct 29 No class (English retreat)
Nov 12 Acts 20:17-38 (David)
Nov 19 OMF Missionary Sharing
Nov 26 Acts 21:1-16 (Glen)