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Adult Bible Studies Fall 2021 Student - eBook [ePub]

  • By Weeks,Gregory M
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Adult Bible Studies Student Book Fall 2021 - Theme Belong

Hundreds of thousands of people each week have transformative encounters with God through Adult Bible Studies—Bible-based, Christ-focused Sunday school lessons and midweek Bible studies endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee of the The United Methodist Church. In 2020, we reintroduced printed focal Bible passages in both the Student and Teacher books. Lessons follow the church seasons, including Advent and Lent, and include suggestions for developing spiritual practices to help nurture your faith.

Published quarterly, each week's Student Book lesson lists background Scripture, features key verses, provides reliable and relevant biblical explanation and application, and more, in a readable font size that is accessible to everyone.

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Fall Theme: Belong

Unit 1. Outside In (September 2021)

Sociologists studying the story of the early church often attribute the growth of the church to the sense of belonging that it offered people in a world where belonging was limited to those with things such as property, high status, and/or birthright. This unit looks at the various ways that the Bible makes clear how we belong to God’s people even when we appear to be outsiders. Several of the sessions point out where we as human beings insert distinctions that restrict membership within the community of Christ.

Unit 2. Into the Future (October 2021)

After over 2000 years of existence as an institution, we can easily take for granted that we know what the church is.  This unit invites readers to look at it from the view of the community living into the future.  The Greek word for church, ekklesia, is not a word that the first members of the church associated with a religious activity.  The world signifies the assembly of the people of God. It is instructive to look at what their understanding of the purpose of assembling as a group signified, how it has shaped our understanding of church, and how reading these texts might renew and expand our understanding.

Unit 3. The Fellowship of the Table (November 2021)

The opening of God’s people to both Jews and Greeks, men and women, masters and slaves required people previously unaccustomed to eating together to sit down at a common table. When we look at the Gospel narratives, we see Jesus modeling open table fellowship. In this unit, we will look at the significance of the practice of open table fellowship in the church as a sign of God’s shared abundance, ministry of reconciliation, and celebration.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781791006495
    • Manufacturer: Cokesbury
    • ISBN 13: 9781791006495
    • Component: Student Guide
    • UMC Endorsed: Yes
    • Publication Date: 07/20/2021
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Weeks,Gregory M
    • Page Count: 136
    • Number of Lessons: 13
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