Bible Study 齐来读圣经   (On break due to COVID-19 暫停)

Sundays 周日 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Gain peace of mind through reading the Bible

读圣经可以帮助我们得到內心的平安 

Starting this Fall, everyone is invited to participate in a Bible Study to read through the important passages in the Bible.  There are about 30 sessions, with a different theme every week,  to go through the important passages in both the Old Testament and the New Testament Bible.

You are invited to spend about 20 – 30 minutes a day to read through the passages and think about the questions.  We will then gather on Sunday after worship (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm) to share your insights and learn more about the theme of that week.

Even if you are not able to stay on Sundays for the sessions, you are invited to follow along and do the daily readings and think about the questions so that we, as a body of Christ, will learn and grow together.

 

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Bible Study for Week 15 : Hoping for a Saviour

We will meet after worship (when we resume in-person worship in church) to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings:

Day 1: Daniel 1 - 3

Day 2 : Daniel 4 - 6

Day 3 : Daniel 7, 12

Day 4 : Isaiah 24 -27; 53-55; 65

Day 5 : Zechariah 9; Isaiah 9:1-7; 11:2-10; 42:1-9; Micah 5:2-4; Malachi 3-4  

Questions to think about:

1.     What do you learn about the hope for a Saviour in the book of Daniel?

2.     What do you learn about the hope for a Saviour in the book of Isaiah?

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Bible Study for Week 14 : In times of trouble

We will meet on March 15 after worship to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings:

Day 1: Job 1 - 10

Day 2 : Job 11 - 19

Day 3 : Job 20 - 31

Day 4 : Job 32 - 37

Day 5 : Job 38 - 42

Questions to think about:

1.     As you are reading the book of Job, try to identify some of the following in the counsel given by Job’s friends.

a)     Nobody is perfect

b)     You have sinned

c)     Your children have sinned

d)     Somebody sinned

e)     You are being disciplined

f)      Trust God; God will help you

g)     Don’t be angry with God

h)     Shut up; you have no right to complain

i)       Trouble comes to everybody  

2.     What happened to Job when God spoke to him?

3.     In the end, what gave Job his peace of mind?

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Bible Study for Week 13 : Living a Righteous Life

We will meet on March 1 after worship to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings:

Day 1: Psalms 1; 19:7-14;  37;  112;  128

Day 2 : Proverbs 1 - 6

Day 3 : Proverbs 10 - 17

Day 4 : Proverbs 20 – 25; 31

Day 5 : Ezra 1; 3; 4:1-5; 5 - 7

Day 6 : Nehemiah 8 : 1 – 9 : 5

Questions to think about:

1.     What does the Bible say about:

a)     Integrity

b)     Sexual chastity and faithfulness

c)     Anger, violence, family, hostility and lashing out

d)     Concern for the poor

e)     Greed

f)      Care for one’s own family

g)     Honest hard work

h)     Faithfulness to God

i)       Justice and mercy

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Bible Study for Week 12 : Open Our Hearts to God

We will meet on February 16 after worship to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings:

Day 1: Psalms 136; 78

Day 2 : Psalms 90; 137; 42; 43; 22

Day 3 : Psalms 130; 38; 51

Day 4 : Psalms 65; 116

Day 5 : Psalms 104; 100; 145

Day 6 : Psalms 73; 127; 133  

Questions to think about:

1.     How do Psalm 136 and 78 speak to you of your victories and failures in life?

2.     How do the psalms of lament, penitence, thanksgiving, praise and wisdom (Day 2-6) speak to you and your faith community?

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Bible Study for Week 11 : Restoration from God

We will meet on February 9 after worship to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings: Day 1: Isaiah 40 - 43

Day 2 : Isaiah 44 – 46; 49 - 50

Day 3 : Isaiah 51 - 53

Day 4 : Jeremiah 30 - 33

Day 5 : Ezekiel 1 – 5; 37

Day 6 : Isaiah 55; 61; 65  

Questions to think about:

1.     What would God do to restore Israel?

2.     Do you think Israel deserve God’s mercy?  Why or why not?

3.     What was the new covenant that God would make with Israel as prophesized by the prophet Jeremiah?

 

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Bible Study for Week 10 : Punishment from God

We will meet on January 26 after worship to share and learn more about this theme.

Readings: Day 1: 2 Kings 17-20

Day 2 : 2 Kings 21-25

Day 3 : Jeremiah 8;  19;  24; 27

Day 4 : Jeremiah 37 - 39

Day 5 : Isaiah 28:1 – 30:18;  Lamentations 1 - 5  

Questions to think about:

1.     In the exile of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah, how do you see God:

a)     as a judge

b)     offering the hope of redemption?  

2.     What can we learn from King Josiah?  

3.     What can we learn from the prophet Jeremiah?

 

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We will meet on January 19 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for

Week 9 : Warnings from God.

Readings:

Day 1: 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18

Day 2 : 1 Kings 19:19 – 22:40;  2 kings 2:1-18; 9

Day 3 : Amos 1 - 4

Day 4 : Amos 5 - 9

Day 5 : Isaiah 1 – 7;  Jeremiah 2  

Questions to think about:

1.      Who were prophets?  What did they do?

2.      Did the people like the prophets?  Why?

3.      What were the main issues in God’s warnings?

4.      What do we learn from these warnings? 

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We will meet on January 12 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for

Week 8: Leadership 2.

Readings:

Day 1: 1 Samuel 1-7

Day 2 : 1 Samuel 8-10; 12-13; 14:47-20:42; 31

Day 3 : 2 Samuel 11:1 – 19:8;  21-24

Day 4 : 1 Kings 1-3; 4:20 – 8:66

Day 5 : 1 Kings 9 - 12  

Questions to think about:

1.      Did God’s people want a king?  Why or why not?

2.      Do you think Saul was a good king?  Why or why not?

3.      Do you think David was a good king?  Why or why not?

4.      Do you think Solomon was a good king?  Why or why not?

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We will meet on November 24 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for                  Week 7 : leadership.

Readings:

Day 1: Joshua 1-3

Day 2 : Joshua 4-8, 24

Day 3 : Judges 1-2, 4-5 

Day 4 : Judges 6-8, 10:6 – 12:7

Day 5 : Judges 13-16  

Questions to think about:

1.      What were the tasks for Joshua as a leader?

2.      Who were the judges in the Old Testament time?

3.      What were the characteristics of the judges?

4.      What can we learn from these judges?      

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We will meet on November 17 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for

Week 6 : draw near to  God

Readings:

Day 1 : Exodus 24-27

Day 2 : Exodus 34:29  – 36:1;  40

Day 3 : Leviticus 1-5 

Day 4 : Leviticus 6-7;  Deuteronomy 18

Day 5 : Leviticus 16-17;  Deuteronomy 16  

Questions to think about:

1.      What are the characteristics of Hebrew worship?

2.      In the readings, what do you learn about:

         a)      Remembrance

         b)      Atonement

         c)      Thanksgiving

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We will meet on November 10 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for                   Week 5 : the Law from God

Readings:

Day 1 : Exodus 19-20,  Deuteronomy 4:44-5:33

Day 2 : Exodus 21:1 – 23:19;  31:18 – 32:25

Day 3 : Leviticus 11;  17:10 – 19:37

Day 4 : Numbers 6;  13;  Deuteronomy 5 – 9

Day 5 : Numbers 18;  Deuteronomy 14:22 – 15:23; 21-22; 25;  34  

Questions to think about:

1.      What is the importance of the Law?

2.      Why are there all these food restrictions in the Old Testament in this week’s readings?

3.      What are the areas that the Law covers?

4.      How does the Law impact your own life?

 

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We will meet on November 3 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for                              Week 4 : God hears the prayers

Readings:

Day 1 : Exodus 1-4

Day 2 : Exodus 5-7

Day 3 : Exodus 8-11

Day 4 : Exodus 12-14

Day 5 : Exodus 15-18, Psalm 105  

Questions to think about:

1.      In this week’s readings, what were the cries of the Israelites to God?  Did God hear their prayers?

2.      In this exodus journey, do you think God is faithful to God’s promise?  Why?

3.      What lessons have you learned from this week’s readings?

4.      How does the Exodus journey speak to your own life journey?

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We will meet on October 20 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for

Week 3: people called for a special mission.  

Readings: Day 1 : Genesis 12-13, 14:17-17:27

Day 2 : Genesis 18-23

Day 3 : Genesis 24-27

Day 4 : Genesis 28-33, 35

Day 5 : Genesis 37, 39-41, 42-45, 47-50  

Questions to think about:

1.      Why did God call people?

2.      What kind of people did God call?

3.      What is a covenant?

4.      What do you think of God testing people?

 

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We will meet on September 29 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for                   Week 2 : People are Rebellious

Readings:

Day 1 : Genesis 3 - 4

Day 2 : Genesis 6:5 – 9:29

Day 3 : Genesis 11:1-9

Day 4 : Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:11

Day 5 : 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:7,  Psalm 51  

Questions to think about:

1.      How does sin affect the relationship between God and human?

2.      What do we learn about the grace of God in these passages?

3.      What are the temptations in these stories, and how do people respond to them?  What have you learned from their ways of responding to temptations?

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We will start meeting on September 15 after worship to share and learn more about the theme for        Week 1: God the Creator.

Readings:

Day 1 : Genesis 1:1 – 2:3

Day 2 : Genesis 2:4-25; Psalm 8

Day 3 : Psalm 19:1-6;  33

Day 4 : Job 38 – 39;  40:15 – 41:34

Day 5 : Psalm 104, 150, John 1:1-5

Questions to think about:

  1. After reading these Bible passages, how will you describe the creating God?
  2. What does it mean that God is creating?
  3. What is our relationship with the creating God?