Adult Bible Studies Video-DVD – Winter 2021-2022 – Theme Engage
Does your group enjoy watching videos as a way to generate
conversation around Bible studies? Would your teacher or group
facilitator appreciate having the support of video hosts in setting the
stage for Bible lessons? Then Adult Bible Studies is just what you need.
Each DVD, produced quarterly, directly corresponds to that quarter’s
content in Adult Bible Studies and features a video segment for each
Bible lesson. In each, the host will provide some context for the
Scripture and then tie that content to personal stories and daily
living. Your group can then connect more deeply with the God’s Word and
draw closer to God, as well as discover ways to live out biblical
Winter Theme: Engage
Unit 1. Wait for It (December 2021)
is a time of anticipation and waiting. This unit invites us to explore
waiting as an important element in three episodes in Luke’s telling of
the Christmas story. It ends with a reminder that as much as we are
called to wait for the Lord, Jesus Christ waits patiently for us.
Unit 2. Wonder (January 2022)
We are a busy people rushing from place to place and task to task as the hands of the clock chase each other around the dial. We
get caught up in the mundane reality of ordinary life and if we do not
stop, we can so easily miss the extraordinary and sublime experience of
entering into God’s presence. This unit explores various ways human
beings have experienced God’s sublime glory.
Unit 3. Show and Tell (February 2022)
This unit explores various ways that we can participate with God through our actions. Because
Paul uses the word “works” to refer to the Covenant of Circumcision as
opposed to “faith,” the Covenant of Baptism, the word “work,” and the
doing of good deeds gets, unnecessarily, a bad rap in some Christian
circles. When we read through both Old and New Testaments, we see that
by engaging in life-giving activities, we join in the work to which God
set our hands in the Garden of Eden.
Hundreds of thousands of students and teachers use Adult Bible
Studies each week in Sunday school classes, mid-week Bible studies, and
other small group settings. Bible-based and Christ-focused, it is an
approved resource by the General Board of Discipleship of The United
Methodist Church. It is published quarterly.