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BIBLE STUDY -- Wed Mornings; Sat evening, Sunday morning

posted Jan 15, 2016, 6:53 AM by Beautiful Savior   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 12:15 PM ]



  • Join us for Bible Study on 



  • Wednesday mornings
  • Men's Bible study = 7am
  • Ladies Bible study = 10am 

These classes are led by Pastor Leavitt and go year-round.  We usually study an Old Testament Book or New Testament Book.  Hope to see you this Wednesday! 

Currently we are studying the Book of Judges.

Why is Judges so important?

The time of the judges brought about great apostasy in Israel. The nation underwent political and religious turmoil as the people tried to possess those parts of the land that had not yet been fully conquered. The tribes fought among themselves, as well, nearly wiping out the tribes of Manasseh (Judges 12) and Benjamin (20–21). The pattern of behavior in the book of Judges is clear: the people rebelled through idolatry and disbelief, God brought judgment through foreign oppression, God raised up a deliverer—or judge, and the people repented and turned back to God. When the people fell back into sin, the cycle started over again.

Ironically, in this book we meet many heroes of faith: Othniel, Gideon, Samson, Shamgar, Deborah, Jephthah, Ehud . . . flawed individuals who answered God’s call to deliver the Israelites in sometimes dramatic form. The book includes many of the most graphic, violent, and disturbing scenes in all Scripture—some in the name of righteousness, others in the name of evil.

What's the big idea?

The primary message of Judges is that God will not allow sin to go unpunished. As Exodus established, Israel was God’s people—He was their King. They had forsaken the covenant established at Mount Sinai. In Judges, He disciplined them for following other gods, disobeying His sacrificial laws, engaging in blatant immorality, and descending into anarchy at times. Yet because they were His people, He listened to their cries for mercy and raised up leaders to deliver them. Unfortunately, even these godly individuals did not wield sufficient influence to change the nation’s direction. The people’s inability to resist sinful Canaanite influences eventually revealed their desire for a centralized monarchy, led by a righteous king whom God would choose as His intermediary.



Join us on either Sat @ 3:15pm /Sunday @ 9:15am for an interesting Bible study on the Book of Nehemiah. 


Why is Nehemiah so important?

Nehemiah was a layman, not a priest like Ezra nor a prophet like Malachi. He served the Persian king in a secular position before leading a group of Jews to Jerusalem in order to rebuild the city walls. “Nehemiah’s expertise in the king’s court equipped him adequately for the political and physical reconstruction necessary for the remnant to survive."1

Under Nehemiah’s leadership, the Jews withstood opposition and came together to accomplish their goal. Nehemiah led by example, giving up a respected position in a palace for hard labor in a politically insignificant district. He partnered with Ezra, who also appears in this book, to solidify the political and spiritual foundations of the people. Nehemiah’s humility before God (see his moving intercessory prayers in chapters 1 and 9) provided an example for the people. He did not claim glory for himself but always gave God the credit for his successes.

What's the big idea?

Nehemiah recorded the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital city. Together, he and Ezra, who led the spiritual revival of the people, directed the political and religious restoration of the Jews in their homeland after the Babylonian captivity.

Nehemiah’s life provides a fine study on leadership. He overcame opposition from outsiders as well as internal turmoil. He exercised his administrative skills in his strategy to use half the people for building while the other half kept watch for the Samaritans who, under Sanballat, threatened attack (Nehemiah 4–7). As governor, Nehemiah negotiated peace among the Jews who were unhappy with Persian taxes. He exhibited a steadfast determination to complete his goals. Accomplishing those goals resulted in a people encouraged, renewed, and excited about their future.












DONATIONS -- 

Our new program “READY, SET, RECYCLE” has added some other items to the list. If you no longer use the following items, we have a place for them and will gladly accept them to be recycled. You can bring in used:

  • Pagers,
  • PDA’s,
  • DVD players,
  • i-Pods,
  • MP3 players,
  • Digital Cameras,
  • Laptop Computers,
  • GPS Systems,
  • Scientific/Graphing Calculators,
  • Tablets,
  • e-Readers and i-Pads.

Wow! We have really gone technical. Keep us in mind if you replace or no longer need these items. Bins for your donations are under the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks again!