Bible Studies

Bible Studies 2017-01-10T23:29:17+00:00

The Orthodox ChristInTheOldTestamentKoinonia Fellowship Meets on Thursday Evenings at 7:30PM With a Bible Study on the Theme of “Christ in the Old Testament”!

After His resurrection from the dead the Lord Jesus told two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus: “Everything must be fulfilled that was written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44). In other words, the Old Testament is full of prophecies and references to the coming of Christ, His Crucifixion and Resurrection from the dead.  Christ is found throughout the entirety of the Bible—in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. From Moses to the Prophets, the Old Testament Scriptures point to Christ and are fulfilled by Christ. The Lord Jesus is the Son of Man, the Son of David and the Son of God – all titles found in the Old Testament as well as the New. At least 10% of the New Testament consists of direct quotes and allusions to various books of the Old Testament. The Temple in Jerusalem and the sacrifices conducted there are all fulfilled in the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus; the celebration of Passover is fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ; the offices of prophet, priest and king in ancient Israel prefigured the work of Christ; and prophets like Isaiah and Malachi predicted the coming of Christ. Please join Dean Langis as we explore, discern and discuss those passages that point to the Lord Jesus on the pages of the Old Testament.

 

The Women’s Bible Study Meets Thursdays at 10 AM

revelation2This year (2016-2017) the Women’s Bible Study will be focusing on the Book of Revelation, one of the most difficult books in the Bible to understand correctly. Traditionally ascribed to the Apostle John during his imprisonment and exile on the island of Patmos, it was written during a time of intense persecution of the Christian faith during the reign of Domitian, who was the Roman emperor from 81-96AD. John receives a revelation on the Lord’s Day (Sunday), probably while in Liturgy, and is commanded to “write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea” (Revelation 1:10-11). John wrote Revelation—in Greek, Apocalypse—to seven real Christian congregations in seven real cities of the ancient Roman Empire’s province of Asia Minor, in what is today Turkey. In spite of all the confusion about the Book of Revelation because of the many different Protestant interpretations today –virtually all of them wrong—the Apostle John expected the Christians in those first century churches to understand what he was writing to them. During the course of the coming year we will be exploring what all the many images, symbols and metaphors used in the Book of Revelation really mean: the Lamb, the Beast, the Dragon, 666, Babylon, the 7 Seals, Armageddon, the Lake of Fire and the New Jerusalem. In order to do this we’ll be looking at the books of Genesis, Isaiah, Ezekiel and other Old Testament books that provide the imagery from which the Book of Revelation draws. The class is led by Eve Tibbs, and our discussions are informal and congenial. No previous Bible experience is required. Drop-ins and children are welcome. Please join us for a morning of fellowship and discussion!