Bible Study Questions for September 17th, 2016
Saturday at 10:00am EDT
“My great joy, when I was healed, found expression in speech and on paper. I began to write down, and gave to my friends, the results of my Scriptural study, for the Bible was my sole teacher; but these statements were crude, the first steps of a child in a new world of Spirit.
The physician who had attended me, but who could not cure me, begged that I would tell him how I had raised myself from imminent death. I could only tell him that God had wrought the cure, through Mind. This I knew, but could not as yet put my knowledge into words.
Essays of mine, written at that early date, are still in circulation among my first pupils; but they are feeble attempts to state the Principle and practice of Christian Healing, and are not complete or satisfying expositions of Truth. To-day, though able to teach others, I find myself still a willing disciple at the heavenly gate, waiting for the Mind of Christ to fully possess me.”
from the Preface of the 19th Edition (1886) of
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 8
Topic: Shepherd in Midian
Moderator: Mike from NY
- Who are the Midianites?
- What did God tell Moses to do with the rod?
- What did God tell Moses to do with his hand?
- What was God asking Moses to do?
- How was Moses able to do what he did?
September Bible Study sessions:
|09/17/2016||Mike from NY|
|09/24/2016||Betty from CA|
October Bible Study sessions:
|10/15/2016||Chardelle from PA|
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
- We have Bible studies each week, though we have taken breaks for July and August.
- 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.
- Lynda 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are scheduled for an upcoming Bible Study, please submit your questions to both Tom from NY (email@example.com) and Lynda from PA (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you have them. Thank you!
The following were recommended by the Metaphysical College:
- American Version of the Bible
- Twentieth Century New Testament
- Weymouth Translation
- Goodspeed New Testament
- Moulton’s Bible
- Moffatt’s Translation
- Isaiah and the Minor Prophets, by George Adams Smith
- Moffatt Introduction to the New Testament Literature
- Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adams Smith
- The Greatest English Classic, by McAffee
- How to Know the Bible, by Hodges
- The Story of Religion, by Smith
- How We Got the Bible, by Smith
- St. Paul’s Life and Letters, by Smith
- Harmony of the Gospels, by Stevens and Butrons
- Oxford English (best);
- Hastings (excellent)
- New Standard (very good);
- Practical Standard (good)
- Chamber’s Twentieth Century (good)