Adult Religious Education and Bible Study
Bible Study with Fr. Aaron
Location: Sacristy next to the Altar
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dates: 11/14, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, and 12/21
During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Fr. Aaron will lead a Bible study focusing on Old Testament stories that help us to understand the background of the Christmas Story. The Old Testament tells how God prepared the world for Christ. From his creation of Adam and Eve, through His choosing of Abraham and Abraham’s descendants, the Hebrew nation, to his anointing of King David, and through His relationship with many other people, God was setting up the appropriate circumstances for a holy young woman, “in the fullness of time,” to become His Mother, and give birth to the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
Join this Bible Study if you would like to:
- Appreciate more fully the true meaning of Christmas
- Become more familiar with the Old Testament
- Learn to read the Bible as “bread for life,” receiving spiritual nourishment from the Word of God
- Apply the Bible to your everyday life
- Have fellowship with others who are seeking to deepen their roots in God
The Church gives us a 40-day period of preparation for the Nativity of Christ. This Bible study is intended to help us to engage more fully in our preparation for Christmas through study and conversation with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
“The Scriptures were not given us for this only, that we might have them in books, but that we might engrave them in our hearts.”
~St. John Chrysostom
“To search the Scriptures is a work most fair and profitable for souls. For just as the tree planted by the channels of waters, so also the soul watered by the Scriptures is enriched and gives fruit in its season . . . Let us not knock carelessly but rather zealously and constantly . . . . If we read once or twice and do not understand what we read, let us not grow weary, but let us persist, let us talk much, let us inquire . . . .”
~St. John Damascene