bible studies

Bible studies are a great way to get to know God, ourselves and our neighbors better. In the summer, the men periodically will get together for 'Bibles and Barbecue' and the Ladies get together for a study, typically 7 weeks, with a potluck meal in someone's home.  Our Men's and Ladies' studies are offered twice a year - one in the Fall and the other in the Spring. If you are interested in joining a study please contact the church for further information here or call at 817 386-3000.

Ladies’ Summer Bible Study begins Thursday, June 6th

Why summer? In the past when my kids were in school, this was an ideal time for me to study with a group of women and not be distracted by the my kids' school activities. Plus, for some working ladies, it was the perfect time for them as well. We start with a potluck meal, and it is truly potluck, but most importantly, come as you are. There is always plenty to share.


So, I would like to invite you to my annual Ladies’ Summer Bible Study:

 

The details:

The study is 7 weeks and will begin on Thursday, June 6th, 6:00 pm at my home with fellowship and a potluck dinner. The study’s video will start at 6:45. If you would like me to order you a member book ($13), please send me an e-mail here or see me at church on Sunday. If not, they are available online at Lifeway.

 

The study:

What Love is: by Kelly Minter

Be Encouraged To Remain Faithful To The Truth Of The Gospel

 

The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness.

This 7-session study not only reveals the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus.

Hope to see you on the 6th!

Christine Martin

 

Ladies' Tuesday night study

Do you have all your "life plans" in place?


Sometimes there are "life interruptions" that can shock us and shake us.

We can't escape life interruptions, but we can change our perspective through our study of JONAH.

 

Study of Jonah by Priscilla Shirer

Beginning Tues. June 25, 6:30pm at Christ the Redeemer

This 7-week study ends Tues. Aug. 6.

 

If you are interested, please contact Caron Overbeek here or

the church office.


Men's Monday Night Bible Study:

Twice a month* @7:30 pm

Men's Evening Bible study led by Jim McCoy and Tim Howell at Jim's home. They are starting a new study based on the book, "Why Men Hate Going to Church" by David Murrow. Contact the church for Jim's address or e-mail him directly here

A couple of content samples from “Why Men Hate Going to Church”

The Two Jesuses

The Lamb of God is extremely popular in mainline churches. He is also an honored guest at seeker-friendly congregations and is becoming a mainstay in so-called emerging churches. He’s the consensus pick on websites, blogs, and discussion boards. People who never read the Bible (but who think they know a lot about God) endorse this Jesus. When pollsters ask average folks, “What is Jesus like?” their answers usually describe Lamb-Jesus. The Lion of Judah (a.k.a. the King of kings) is the one you don’t hear much about. He’s the one who seemed to revel in conflict. He’s the Christ who declared, “I did not come to bring peace but a sword”1 So wild was this Jesus that he used physical violence to advance his kingdom. 

The Masculinity Bank

Unfortunately for the church, many men see churchgoing as womanly behavior. It’s the polar opposite of the risky, dangerous image they try to project. Men don’t go to church for the same reason they refuse to carry anything that resembles a purse—it’s not something guys do. Imagine this scene one Wednesday night after a long, hot day on the construction site: BILL. Hey, where you guys going after work? DEAN. I’m going out for a beer. JEREMY. I’ve got tickets to the ball game. BILL. How about you, Sam? SAM. I’m going to Wednesday night church service. ALL. [Silence]

*Dates

4/29/19

5/20/19

6/3/19

6/17/19

7/1/19

7/15/19

men's  Wednesday morning bible study

Wednesday mornings led by one of our clergy:

Here is their schedule:

6:45  Breakfast and coffee for the early-birds

7:00  Devotion

7:15  Teaching

7:30  Small group discussion

7:45  Closing Prayers

If you have any questions, please contact the church here or contact Fr. Chris here.

ladies' college bible study

takes a break for the summer

Every Monday night @7:30 pm during the school year, Jessica hosts a Bible study for college age women in her home (near Arlington Heights High School).

 

Currently, they are enjoying the summer and will resume in September. If you wish to join or if you have any questions you may contact Jessica, here.