Bible Studies – Wednesdays

Wednesdays • 6:45-8:00pm

From Big Bang to Stars and Planets—New Revelations of God’s Creation
Led by Steve Steenwyk, Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus, Calvin College; Room 253
September 27 – October 18, 2017
This series of lessons on God’s acts of creation takes the “two books” view of God’s revelation seriously. To lead us into deeper understanding of God’s written revelation, the Bible, we expect (even require) our pastors to learn the original languages of the Bible. We expect them to consult works of other scholars from such fields as archaeology and ancient near eastern history. If we truly believe God has also revealed himself in nature, then we should likewise expect to gain deeper understanding of God as creator using the tools of science that open up the language of His general revelation. God has left us abundant clues in nature to help answer questions of how and when he created the universe. Humans are now learning the language to read them. Using the “artifacts” embedded in nature, new discoveries in fields of astronomy and physics allow us to see God’s creative genius more profoundly than the psalmists could ever imagine. Those who attend will have even more reason to sing “How Great Thou Art”.
Women’s Bible Study
Led by Polly Johnson, Room 250
September 27 – December 13, 2017
Polly will once again be leading a women’s Bible study on Wednesday nights. Her classes are no-prep, so you don’t have to worry if you miss a week. Just drop in when you can! The first three topics will take you through Christmas.
1. A Piece of my Mind by Chonda Pierce
The latest laugh-fest from Chonda Pierce is for anybody who has nearly exploded with exasperation-and then seen the funny side of daily life! With true stories that nobody would dare to invent, one of America’s most hilarious ladies will have you holding your sides with her trademark humor and down-to-earth insights on shopping, diets, menopause, raising kids, and more.
2. Address the Mess by Andy Stanley
It’s a common misperception that the Christian life is all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble. But it turns out that your messes and the messy people you meet along the way may actually be your greatest opportunity to know God. In this 4-session DVD study, Andy reminds us that following Jesus isn’t about avoiding something; it’s about becoming something.
3. Who Needs Christmas by Andy Stanley
The details of the Christmas story can seem unbelievable. So now, thousands of years after shepherds watched their flocks and wise men followed a star, you may be asking, “Who needs Christmas?” In this 3-part series, Andy Stanley shows us that we still need Christmas – but maybe not for the reason you think.