The Bible is God’s word. It is our food for life just as much as the meals we eat daily. And even more so, since the food from God’s word gives us eternal life.
From the Scriptures we derive the doctrines of our Christian faith. Doctrines guide us in the correct understanding of God and His will. Doctrines keep us from error and on the true path of salvation.
Our men have begun a study in Paul’s letter to the Church of Galatia. The years from 30 to 50 AD were often contentious for the new sect of the followers of Jesus Christ, then called people of The Way. They had come from Judaism. Their roots were from Abraham and the Laws of Moses, but Jesus had fulfilled the law, and now there were all these gentiles coming to faith. What do we do with them? What Jewish laws should these new converts be required to follow? This caused quite a problem in the early church, and Paul found himself having to defend the central doctrine of our salvation being a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and not by works of the Law. The Galatian Church clearly highlighted this tension. Delving into this book is important for our faith. We invite all of our men to share with us on Monday evenings at 7pm.
Our men gather either at church or at one another’s homes each Monday at 7:00 PM. All of our men are invited to share in these study and fellowship times.
For those with less previous background in the Bible we have begun an "Introduction to the Bible" study on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm at the home of Darrin and Jennifer Ochs in Damascus. This has been an exciting and valuable time. Anyone interested in this study please see Darrin, Jennifer, or the Pastor. You are more than welcome to join.
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