Adult Bible Study

"Acts from Scratch"

book by Donald L. Griggs and Paul W. Walaskay

Join us Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

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Each week when we gather to study the Book of Acts, in addition to using the book – Acts from Scratch – in our discussion, we try to ask these four questions: 

If this passage were omitted from the Bible, what would we be missing?

What did this passage do for those first-century Christians?

What does this passage do for us as twenty-first-century Christians?

What does this passage do for us as church members?

This week we will look at Chapters 13, 14, and 15 from the Book of Acts. If you were able to hear Pastor Jamie’s message this past Sunday, our study and discussion will be a logical extension of those ideas. The highlight of these three chapters is the first ever Church Council (in Presbyterian circles a bit like a General Assembly) held in Jerusalem in approximately 49 CE, that established guidelines for including Gentiles in the early church. As noted in Acts from Scratch this may be one of the most important chapters, especially for us non-Jewish Christians. Just as Jesus told the parable about the “lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son,” here in this first Church Council the early Christian leaders take Jesus’ message to heart and joyfully welcome all into the church. 

If you would like to learn more about our present study or hear more about upcoming studies, please reach out to Rev. Linda for more information or to receive a Zoom invitation for this week’s study. Please call Church office (686-1360) or email parishassoc@wpcbc.org.