Adult Bible Study

"The Bible With and Without Jesus": How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

book by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler

Join us Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Abraham and the Three Angels

Marc Chagall

We began our new study this past week, looking at how both Jewish readers and Christian readers hear and read the familiar Creation passages from Genesis.  We focused primarily on what felt like the more academic perspective on these very familiar verses – familiar to readers of both the “Old Testament” scriptures and the “Hebrew scriptures.”  We even discussed the two different accounts of creation as written in Genesis chapter 1 and Genesis chapter 2.

Before moving on to a couple of equally familiar Old Testament passages, it felt important to have the opportunity to read and study the familiar Genesis 1 Creation account in a way that honors the Spirit-inspired beauty and lessons of this passage and what it has to say to us, even in our daily walk with God.

In addition to reading the first five verses of Genesis 5, we will also reflect on a few verses from Psalm 19, Proverbs 3,  Hebrews 11 and Exodus 31.  Now that may at first seem like lots of reading, but there will be plenty of time for questions, reflection and discussion about what these verses say to us about faith in Jesus, - “the Word, who is and was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.”  

We are just getting started in this five-week series, so if you are interested, please join us this week on Thursday, January 21 at 7 PM.  If you have any questions or need the Zoom invitation with topic materials, please call Rev. Linda at the church (989-686-1360) or email at

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103 E. Midland Street

Bay City, MI 48706

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