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knee deep in Bible

I can honestly say that I am full to the brim with Bible studies right now.

I'm back meeting with my Tuesday night group, which is really just Whitney, Jarrod and I now that we've lost Jer and Daen. But we're hoping that maybe we can get some more people interested in that one because it really is great.

Wednesday, I've got the morning study with the ladies from Central. I really enjoy the company of the group, it is a highlight of my week, but the study we're doing now absolutely drives me crazy. Most of that comes from the realization that my Wesleyan theology runs deep and really disagrees with a lot of things that we do in the Baptist centric study (Beth Moore if you're interested). In a lot of ways I also feel that the study isn't as spiritually mature as it needs to be. I think that as we grow deeper in our faith, that our studies need to grow as well and get beyond the superficial level.

Wednesday night, I'm doing another short term Disciple study, specifically Intro to Genesis. In the spring my Wed morning study did the Intro to OT, also a short term Disciple study. These studies are rich, informative, go beyond just reading and go into understanding the context, the history, the theological implications of scripture. They're fantastic. I've always hesitated about doing a full term disciple series, but the short term 8 week ones seem to be great.

Thursday's at noon I lead a Bible study for our residents. They have asked for it, and we're going through Matthew. I'm really excited about it, but they ask really tough questions. It is a challenge to me for sure, but last week went well so I hope that this week is good too. I can only pray that I will be able to help open doors for our adults that they might be able to really explore.

So, is that too much? Is there ever too much Bible Study? Each one is helping me grow in different ways, but honestly I'm not even to Thursday and I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed (this is the first week of all 4) It will be back down to 3 in 4 weeks or so, but can I hack it with 4 Bible studies? I guess only time will tell.
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3 Comments:

So who is getting hacked in your bible studies, you or god?

Craig

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:51 PM  

It only takes a simple question to get me to consider what being in 4 studies means. Thanks Craig. I suppose it would be me getting hacked, sometimes those simple truths of life that are gained from the insight of a Bible Study can really make you think about life and living.

Or perhaps you get asked, what did Jesus' family do with the gifts he received from the Magi?

By Blogger Laura, at 1:18 PM  

It doesn't so much matter what Mary did with the gifts that were given her, but it begs the ? what are you doing with yours?
Craig

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:45 AM  

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