Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
“Tevye,” the struggling hero of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, had to deal with a constant stream of problems. Poverty was a continuing fact; so was the daily threat of pogrom. Then there was the pain of trying to maintain the traditions he loved, which his daughters set aside. The most poignant moment in the play, however, comes when Tevye seeks reaffirmation of his wife’s love. The playwright leads us through a half-spoken, half-sung dialogue, in which Tevye asks repeatedly, “Do you love me?” His wife answers by reciting the spouselike things she does. Yet after each one, Tevye asks plaintively, “But do you love me?”
We want to know that we are loved. Some proof comes in the faithful performance of routine deeds, some in words spoken or written, and some in particular moments of celebration. We want to know that the bonds of covenant, whether within family, friendship, or marriage, are substantial. In our Bible Lesson, the prophet Jeremiah promises the people of Judah a better day when they will have a new covenant with God, one that will assure them of God’s love in ways they have never known before.