Bible Study questions for January 30th, 2016 | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Bible Study questions for January 30th, 2016

Saturday at 10:00am EST

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“Be not deceived; ‘God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.’ God knows your motive and will reward it or punish it according to His wisdom and justice, not yours. Not the so-called human, but the divine wisdom shall reign despite your mistaken human hopes, motives or acts. Examine your motives; ask if selfish desire governs them; or if in obedience to the divine command you are taking up your cross and following Him.”

from Collectanea, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 53

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Topic: Waiting on God

Moderator: Chardelle from PA

Bible Readings: Hosea

Questions:

  1. During which Bible period and place did Hosea live and prophesy?
  2. What is God having Hosea say to the people of Israel?
  3. Does Hosea’s personal life have any parallel with God’s messages to Israel? 1:2-2:1
  4. How did the people react to Hosea’s prophesy? chapter 6
  5. How is God’s great love for Israel expressed in chapter 14:4-7?

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Date Moderator
January 30th Chardelle from PA
February 6th Amanda from MO

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Bible Study Instructions

  • Bible studies are led by volunteers. If there are no volunteers we do not have a Bible study
  • They are held on Saturdays from 10AM to 11AM
  • This summer we took a break for July and August. We are now back having Bible studies each week.
  • The leader of the Bible study will select a topic. Typically the topic is based on the lesson sermon. However, they can be any topic from the Bible. The Bible study is not Bible notes for the lesson sermon. The purpose is to get to know the Bible better.
  • The leader of the Bible study is not a teacher. They develop the questions and lead the discussion. It is up to the attendees to provide answers to the questions.
  • Generally, there are about five to seven questions. The reason we don’t have a lot of questions, is that it helps in a couple ways. First, if there are fewer questions, people can spend more time preparing an answer to a question and therefore learn more. Second, fewer questions provides more time for more people to participate in the discussion.
  • The leader will send the questions to Tom and Lynda for review. We are both available to help with the questions. The Bible study is a collaborative effort. No one needs to feel they are on their own. We support each other and work together so that it enriches all of us in our understanding of the Bible.
  • There is no perfect set of questions. If people don’t participate, a great set of questions could result in a lousy Bible study.
  • Jeremy posts the Bible questions each week. The Bible studies are also recorded and available for people to listen to later.
  • The Bible study leads off with a quote from MBE and generally one that shows how she encouraged people to read the Bible.
  • Volunteers are essential to the Bible study. I encourage everyone to lead a Bible study.

To sign up for Bible Studies:

Moderating the Saturday morning Bible Study is open to all.

If you would like to be put on the schedule for a certain date, contact jeremy@plainfieldcs.com. If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY (thomas.a.richards777@gmail.com) and Lynda from PA (lybfree@yahoo.com) as soon as you have them. Thank you!

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Concordances

The following were recommended by the Metaphysical College:

  1. American Version of the Bible
  2. Twentieth Century New Testament
  3. Weymouth Translation
  4. Goodspeed New Testament
  5. Moulton’s Bible
  6. Moffatt’s Translation
  7. Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, by George Adams Smith
  8. Moffatt Introduction to the New Testament Literature
  9. Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adams Smith
  10. The Greatest English Classic, by McAffee
  11. How to Know the Bible, by Hodges
  12. The Story of Religion, by Smith
  13. How We Got the Bible, by Smith
  14. St. Paul’s Life and Letters, by Smith
  15. Harmony of the Gospels, by Stevens and Butrons

Bible Concordances

  • Nelson’s
  • Young’s
  • Strong’s

Bible Dictionaries

  • Oxford English (best);
  • Hastings (excellent)
  • New Standard (very good);
  • Practical Standard (good)
  • Chamber’s Twentieth Century (good)