Spring 2010: Bible Study Series: “Dare to Ask!”

Posted on : Mar 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Special Events

Sundays May 2 & 16 at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

The 4th question we will discuss is on the subject of Atonement. The question asked was: “What is the nature of atonement and how is it transferred to someone?” Atonement refers to the widespread Christian belief that sin must be punished, but by dying on the cross, God punished Jesus in our place to wash us clean of our sins. Thus, Jesus death is seen as an atonement for our sins and we receive the benefits of this atonement by believing in Jesus as our Savior and that he is indeed the Son of God.

What are your feelings and beliefs on this subject? Why do you think Jesus died on the cross? Come and join in the conversation. This is going to make for a lively discussion.

A new Bible Study series will begin on June 27.

Prepare yourself for the unexpected!

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Sunday, April 25 at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

The 3rd question we’ll discuss is, “Whatever happened to the Jesus Movement?” This is going to be a lively and interesting Bible Study! All are welcome! Come and share your wisdom, opinion, doubts, or even just curiosity on this subject with us at 9.30am in the Social Hall on Sunday, April 25.

Upcoming Bible Study dates are: May 2, 16, June 6, 20.

Prepare yourself for the unexpected!

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Sunday, March 28 at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

A Multitude of Blessings”

The second question asked which we will discuss in our Bible study series “Dare to Ask” is controversial yet extremely relevant: Is Christ the only way? Is Christianity really the exclusive path to salvation? How can one reconcile such a claim in our post modern society? This is going to be a lively and interesting Bible Study! All are welcome! Come and share your wisdom, opinion, doubts, or even just curiosity on this subject with us at 9.30am in the Social Hall next Sunday, March 28.

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Sunday, March 7 at 9:30 in the Social Hall.

The first of your questions that I will attempt to answer is on the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 & Luke 19:12-27). Traditionally, pastors moralize this parable and will tell you that this parable encourages us to use our God-given talents in service of God. Usually the servant who doubled the talents entrusted to him is held up as the model of how we should behave and the poor guy who buried his talent is oh so so bad.

I have a bit of a problem with this interpretation of the parable – the story is harsh; the “master” is portrayed as unjust. Isn’t it interesting that many take for granted that the “master” represents God or Jesus? Yet the master is someone who, according to the parable, reaps where he did not sow – something which is condemned in the rest of the Bible as unjust and unethical. Dare I say that the only person in this story showing any decency is the servant who buried his talent?

What is this parable really about, and who is really the “good guy” and who is really the “bad guy” (as my nine year old son would say)?

Come find out THIS Sunday morning, 9:30am in the Social Hall.

Prepare yourself for the unexpected.

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All you ever wanted to know about the Bible, but were afraid to ask!

In March we’ll be starting a new Bible Study series called “Dare to Ask.” Kobie is inviting us to ask all those questions that have been nagging at us all this time, but we never had anybody offer to answer them for us! Anything about the Bible, faith or religion is fair game. There will be question slips available on Sundays, or you may e-mail your questions to the church office & we’ll submit them for you.  We will announce in advance which question will be discussed at each Bible Study.

Upcoming Bible Study dates are:

March 7 & 28, April 25, May 2 & 16.

A new series will begin on June 27.