Thursday Evening Bible Study

Led by parishioner Jay Blossom, Saint Mark’s Bible study meets most Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the parish house. To find it, enter the parish house through the office door, which is unlocked during the Bible study hour. Descend the stairs and proceed down the hall, listening for the sound of avid discussion!

A normal Bible study hour at Saint Mark’s involves reading a chapter or two straight from the Bible, stopping frequently for a guided discussion of its meaning. Skeptics and believers alike are welcome, there’s no homework, and no previous experience is required!

The primary goal of the study is increasing our familiarity the Bible as a whole, so our readings often alternate between obscure books and “greatest hits.” We never shy away from the hard parts, and we try to employ some recent critical scholarship even as we read the text in a fairly straightforward way.

 

Spring Schedule 2018

In the Beginning

Jan. 11 • Genesis 1-2 • The creation

Jan. 18 • Genesis 3 • Holiday party at Juli Reddy’s house; contact Jay Blossom for details

Jan. 25 • Genesis 4-5 • Cain and Abel

Feb. 1 • Genesis 6-7 • The great flood

Feb. 8 • Genesis 8-10 • The flood subsides

 

The Passion According to Matthew

Feb. 15 • Matthew 21 • The triumphal entry into Jerusalem

Feb. 22 • Matthew 22-23 • The greatest commandment

March 1 • Matthew 24 • Signs of the end of the age

March 8 • Matthew 25 • Wise and foolish virgins

March 15 • Matthew 26 • The Passover meal

March 22 • Matthew 27 • The crucifixion

March 29 • Maundy Thursday • No Bible study

April 5 • Matthew 28 • The resurrection

 

The Wisdom of Solomon in Three Parts

April 12 • Wisdom of Solomon 1-6 • The destiny of the righteous and unrighteous

April 19 • Wisdom 7-12 • Wisdom from Adam to Moses (Jay Blossom out of town)

April 26 • Wisdom 13-19 • Wisdom through Israel’s history

 

Tales of Abraham and Sarah

May 3 • Genesis 11-13 • Introduction to Abram and Sarai

May 10 • Genesis 14-16 • God’s covenant with Abraham

May 17 • Genesis 17-18 • The promise of a son

May 24 • Genesis 19-20 • The fate of Sodom (Jay Blossom out of town)

May 31 • Genesis 21-22 • The sacrifice of Isaac

June 7 • Genesis 23-24 • The marriage of Isaac and Rebekah 

June 14 • End of the year party 

 

For more information, contact Jay Blossom at 215-922-6892 or jsfblossom@yahoo.com.