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.
Fall Schedule 2017
Daniel, a Prophet in Exile
Sept. 7 • Daniel 1-2 • Jewish kids in a pagan court
Sept. 14 • Daniel 3 • The fiery furnace
Sept. 21 • Daniel 4-5 • Daniel the interpreter of dreams
Sept. 28 • Daniel 6 • The Lion’s Den
Oct. 5 • Daniel 7-9 • Mysterious visions of coming turmoil
Oct. 12 • Daniel 10-12 • Conflicts among the nations and in the heavens
Speed-Dating the Epistles
Eleven New Testament Letters in Eight Weeks
Oct. 19 • 1 Timothy • Qualifications for leadership and duties toward fellow Christians
Oct. 26 • 2 Timothy • The last days
Nov. 2 • All Souls Day • No Bible study
Nov. 9 • Titus and Philemon • Sound doctrine and good deeds
Nov. 16 • James • Faith and works
Nov. 23 • Thanksgiving • No Bible study
Nov. 30 • 1 Peter • Be good stewards of God’s grace
Dec. 7 • 2 Peter • False prophets abound
Dec. 14 • 1 John • God is love
Dec. 21 • 2 John, 3 John, Jude • Imitate what is good
Dec. 28 • Christmas break • No Bible study
For more information, contact Jay Blossom at 215-922-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.