Bible Study

There are two weekly Bible study groups to whet your appetite for God’s word and develop a stronger understanding of what God has in mind for His people. If you should have any questions, please contact the office by email or at 515-279-3658. We look forward to meeting you!

TuesdayBibleStudyTuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesday mornings, 8:00 a.m., at Central Presbyterian, Room 112 (meets weekly throughout the year)

Every Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., an eclectic group of folks meet in Room 112 to discuss the weekly lectionary readings found at lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu. These readings navigate through the entire Bible in a three-year scope and are often the liturgical text for the upcoming Sunday. Led by Christian Education Director Greg Halterman, it is a time to reflect and prepare for upcoming worship and develop skills for the ongoing study of Biblical texts. No advance reading or preparation is necessary.

 

wednesdaybiblestudyWednesday Morning Bible Study

Wednesday mornings, 10:00 a.m., Room 112 (begins September 13, meets weekly throughout the  program year)

This group is led by Central member Sue Heggen and in the fall, they will be studying the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 2017-18 Presbyterian Women Horizons magazine Bible study Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier. In nine lessons, the author invites us to explore major themes found in Hebrews, relate these themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community. Join the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful Christians who will be sharing this study together in the coming months.

Starting this summer on Wednesdays…

Beginning Wednesday, May 31, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 112, Wallace W. Bubar, pastor, will lead a Bible study series on Job and the Life of Faith: Wisdom for Today’s World.

There was never a time when the Book of Job was not relevant, but it is especially so today. The Book of Job cuts straight to the heart of what it means to be human. It is one of the most profound explorations of the life of faith ever written and wrestles with some of life’s most perplexing questions. Why do bad things happen to good people? Is there a correspondence between sin and suffering, obedience and blessing? Why should we serve God if there are no guarantees of blessings and freedom from loss and harm? Bring your own questions, and come join us as we explore the Book of Job together.

  • May 31: Introducing Job: the Book and the Man (Job 1-2)
  • June 7: The Impatience of Job (Job 3)
  • June 14: With Friends Like These… (Job 4, 6, 8 & 10-12)
  • June 21: No Bible study
  • June 28: When Familiar Answers Fail (Job 19, 23 & 28)
  • July 5: Closing Arguments (Job 29-31)
  • July 12: The Voice from the Whirlwind (Job 38 & 40, 42:1-6)
  • July 19: Life within Limits (Job 42:7-17)