James: Mercy Triumphs is “a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the video sessions of this in-depth women’s Bible study. James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any other New Testament book. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. “
Beth is introducing a 5-tiered study approach that she has never done before:
- Level 1: Watch the video sessions only.
- Level 2: Watch the video sessions and do the homework each week.
- Level 3: Watch the video sessions, do the homework and write out the entire Book of James.
- Level 4: Watch the video sessions, do the homework, write out the Book of James, and complete the “What could I do to go deeper?” section each week.
- Level 5: Watch the video sessions, do the homework, write out the Book of James, complete the “What could I do to go deeper?” section, and memorize the Book of James.
Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent is an “in-depth women’s Bible study of Psalms 120-134. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the LORD and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us … Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail. Modern-day believers in Jesus Christ can learn much from these treasured Psalms in their journey toward greater intimacy with God.”
Introductory Session: “What are the Psalms of Ascent, and what do they have to do with us?”
- Session 1: The significance of the Psalms as songs.
- Session 2: The Feast of Unleavened Bread (including Passover)
- Session 3: The Feast of Weeks (aka Shavuot or Pentecost)
- Session 4: The Feast of Tabernacles
- Session 5: The importance of fellow pilgrims on our journey.
- Session 6: How to have the most satisfying pilgrimage possible.
Book Sales and Sign-up Sheets available now:
At Bible study, in the bookstore on Sunday mornings, or at the church office during business hours. Cost: $20
Winter Session Begins January 10 and 11:
You do not have to sign up in advance
Bible Study Leader: Pam Bluemel (Call/text: 360-471-7782 or Email)
Meets Tuesday Mornings 9:15 – 11:30 and Wednesday Evenings 6:30 – 8:00.
Child care provided.
Tuesday Morning Schedule for Beth Moore Bible Studies (9:15 – 11:30):
9:15 Pre-Study Fellowship & Snacks (15 min)
9:30 Study Begins Promptly: Welcome & Opening Prayer (10 min)
9:40 Small Groups (45 min)
- Prayer (5 min)
- Discussion of Principal Questions (20 min)
- Discussion of Personal Questions (20 min)
10:25 Break and prepare to watch video (5 min)
10:30 Large Group Video presentation (60 min)
Wednesday Evening Schedule for All Women’s Studies (6:30 – 8:00):
(Please note the earlier start time for winter)
6:30 Study Begins Promptly With Small Group Discussion (30 min)
- Prayer (5 min)
- Discussion of Principal and Personal Questions (25 min)
7:00 Large Group Video presentation (60 min)