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 teachings.
Winter Theme: Engage
Unit 1. Wait for It (December 2021)
Advent 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.