Well, we had our first official meeting for the Word of Life Bible study. I am really happy about the group of people we have coming, and we had a good talk.
A couple of us had read a little bit of the book already — mostly just in the preface. This worked pretty well, because that was the section we talked about today. 🙂 For those of you tracking with us long-distance, I would encourage you to at least skim through the preface, because it does a good job of summing up the goal of the book, as well as the goal of our Bible study.
Most of what we talked about today were our goals and vision for this study. To sum it up in a few points:
- To develop a deep-seated confidence and conviction as to who Jesus is, no matter what modern skeptecism or demonic opposition might say.
- To grow in knowledge and love towards Jesus as we study and meditate upon Him
- To learn what the Bible really says about Jesus
- To know for sure what is biblically true
- To know why it matters to us
- Not to debate the fringe points as much as learning the core issues
- To learn the basic theological terms which sum up the biblical ideas, and for it to really mean something to our hearts
- To get hooked on pursuing the knowledge of Christ
We will not be meeting next Saturday — it’s a conference weekend here in KC and several of our members will be working. But for September 15, here’s the plan:
- Read chapter 1 of Word of Life
- Write down any questions, thoughts, or revelations for discussion
- Pray-read and meditate through a Christological passage. If you don’t know where to begin, I would recommend Hebrews 1 and 2.
On the 15th, we’ll talk about Word of Life ch. 1, as well as one thing that stuck out to us during our meditation time.
See you then! Feel free to leave comments below if you have any questions about the study, the book, or if you read something in the preface that piques your interest.