St. Andrew's Spring 2019 Bible Studies

When: Wednesdays, March 6 - April 24, 2019

Where: St. Andrew’s Hall and various study rooms

Format: Dessert and coffee at 7:00 followed by Worship at 7:15. Studies run from 7:30-9:00

Sign up will commence on Sunday, February 10 in Great Hall or church office (705-324-4842).  Speak with Connie Shannon for more information.

Jim Cymbala
Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all  his resources? In When God’s People Pray, Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you and your group truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling, inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus and faith. Cymbala teaches and includes interviews with ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers.

CREED. What Christians Believe and Why. (Exploring the Apostles’ Creed)
Adam Hamilton
For Christians and for others seeking faith some powerful answers to the questions are expressed in the Apostles’ Creed, an historic statement of foundational Christian faith. In this study, Hamilton explores what we believe, why we believe it and why it matters. Must have a journal or pad and a Bible for this study.

Andy Stanley
What does it mean to follow Jesus? Religion says, “Change and you can join us.” Jesus says,”Join me and you will change.” He doesn’t demand perfection from us; he longs for our devotion. In Andy Stanley’s 8 session DVD study, you’ll journey through the Gospels discovering what being a follower truly entails.

(Reference material by Timothy Keller)
While the first half of the book centres on who Jesus is, the second half of the book focuses on what he came to do. In the first half of the book, many questions are answered about who he is. It is finally seen that he is both God yet human. That he is the king from heaven who comes to bring forgiveness and grace, who comes to adopt us into God’s family, who comes to rule and heal us with his authority and his word. Yet the first half of the book leaves us with unanswered questions about how he will be bringing it all about. For example: a) why a rejected King? In Mark 6 Jesus says he will be rejected, and that is his lot to be rejected. Why? Does that mean he will fail? Why would it be part of God’s plan for his King to be rejected? b) What do we do about sin? Jesus has shown us that sin is something deeply rooted in us and so we are unclean. Yet he continually indicates that he will receive us by grace, anyway. How can that be? What will he do about sin?
As soon as Peter confesses Christ, the focus changes, and the second half of the book immediately (and for the first time) explains that Jesus has to die to accomplish all these great things. So the second half of the book will show us why the cross was necessary and what it accomplished.

  1. Mark 8: 31-9:1- Following the King: I

  2. Mark 9: 30-50- Following the King: II

  3. Mark 10: 32-52- The Meaning of His Death

  4. Mark 12: 18-44- The Teaching of the King

  5. Mark 14: 1-26- The King Is Prepared

  6. Mark 14: 53- 15:15- Suffering at the Hands of His Enemies

  7. Mark 15: 16-39- Suffering at the Hands of His Father

  8. Mark 15:40-16:8- The King is Dead: Long Live the King!                           

Must be 8 registered before this study will be offered.

You probably have a longing to be significant, to make a contribution, to do something noble and purposeful. But do you doubt that these things are within your reach? Do you think that for you to make a positive impact on the world you need to be a certain age, have a lot of money, be famous, or have a big idea?
The good news is that none of these things is necessary for you to achieve significance or create a lasting legacy. The key to choosing a life that matters is being intentional. If you possess the desire to make a difference, place a high value on people, and are willing to team up with others, significance is within your reach.
Joyce Meyer states, “Intentional Living will help you get from dreams and desires to results and fulfillment as you learn to live a life that truly impacts others."

Dyan Wallace