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.
Albert Camus, the French novelist, playwright, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1957), wrestled with philosophical and religious questions all his life. Although he was drawn to Christianity, to my knowledge he never became a believer. I am deeply moved by something Camus said about our Lord, however: “He simply wanted to be loved, nothing more. Of course, there are those who love him, even among Christians. But they are not numerous.”1
Some might hear this as the kind of veiled attack on Christians that sometimes characterizes unbelievers. Yet I am stung by it, for in many ways it is true. As one who has attended worship services since I was in my mother’s womb and who has participated as usher, choir member, vocal soloist, liturgist, and preacher (for more than sixty years), I often repent at what a poor worshiper I have been.
Please do not think me unkind or judgmental when I observe that, as a pastor and as a guest preacher, I have wondered how so many good church members can remain part of worshiping bodies that exhibit so little gladness, excitement, or even reverence.
If there is any dominating theme in the Book of Revelation, it is worship. I approach the study with you driven by a hunger to know more about our God and to do better in the adoration I offer him.