Bible Studies

“Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.”

– Romans 15:4

“The holy Scriptures are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults and giving instruction for living rightly.”

– 2 Timothy 3:15-16

Women’s Bible Study

St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Thursdays at 10 AM via Zoom

The Women’s Bible Study will begin studying St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians on Thursday, September 23rd, online at 10AM. The letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians is called one of his “captivity epistles” since it was written by the Apostle from his house arrest in Rome around 60 AD while awaiting trial. Saint Paul’s purpose in writing the letter to the Ephesians is to share his “insight into the mystery of Christ” (3:4) and “to make everyone able to see what is the plan of the ages in God Who created all things . . .” (3:9) The plan of God for Christ, before the foundation of the world, is “to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth” (1:10). The plan is accomplished through the crucifixion, resurrection and glorification of Christ at the right hand of God. The fruits of God’s plan are given freely to all of humanity by God’s free gift of grace to those who believe in the Lord. They are given in the One Holy Spirit, in the One Church of Christ, “which is His Body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (1:23). In the Church of Christ, with each part of the Body knit together and functioning properly in harmony and unity, we grow in truth and in love “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (4:12–16). He gains access to God the Father through Christ in the Spirit thus becoming “a holy temple of the Lord . . . a dwelling place of God” (2.18–22), “filled with all the fullness, of God” (3:19).

This class is taught by Eve Tibbs and all are welcome!

“I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe.”

– Ephesians 1:18-19

Orthodox Koinonia Bible Study

St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Thursdays at 7:30 PM In-Person & via Phone

Please join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm as we begin our new study of St. Paul’s beautiful and inspiring Epistle to the Philippians. If you cannot come in person, you may phone in to the Bible Study! According to Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory, “In this letter, Saint Paul exposes the most personal feelings of his mind and heart as he sees the approaching end of his life. He also praises the Philippian Church as a model Christian community in every way, encouraging and inspiring its beloved members whom he calls his ‘joy and crown’ (4.1) with prayers that their ‘love may abound more and more with knowledge and all discernment,’ so that they “may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with all the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ for the praise and glory of God’ (1:10–11).” To call in for the Bible Study at St. Paul’s all you need to do is to dial 515-604-9934 and then the access code of 835497#

This class is taught by by Dean Langis. Please bring a friend—drop-ins are welcome!