Session 8 10 March 2015 WITNESS Many believed because of the woman’s testimony (John 4:39) Exodus 3:13-15 Moses at the Burning Bush Psalm 30 The Lord restores us to life Romans 10:14-17 “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” John 4:27-30.39-40 Many believed because of the woman’s […]
Bible Studies are offered on a regular basis at the ECC, each series taking a different approach to the Biblical texts.
Usually three or four 7-10 week series are offered in the course of a year, and these would normally take place in the autumn, in the Advent and Christmas season, during Lent, or from Easter to Pentecost.
In the past, our Bible Studies have included thematic material on peace and justice (supplied by Christian Aid in the UK), a study of the Gospel of Mark, approaches to Scripture via art and painting, examination of dreams and visions in the Old and New Testaments, a 10-week series incorporating short DVD lectures by Professor Marcus Borg entitled “Discovering the Bible Again for the First Time”, exploration of the Lamb symbolism in the Revelation of St. John, the Jewish background of Jesus’ Parables, and the Christmas story in poetry and song.
Session 7 3 March 2015 TESTIMONY “Give me to drink” (John 4:7) Numbers 20:1-11 The Israelites at Meribah Psalm 119:10-20 “I will not forget your word” Romans 15:2-7 “May God… grant you to live in harmony with one another” John 4:7-15 “Give me to drink” Commentary Christians should be […]
Session 6 24 February 2015 TESTIMONY Jesus said : “The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14) Exodus 2:15-22 Moses at the well of Midian Psalm 91 The song of those who take refuge in the Lord 1 John 4:16-21 […]
Session 5 17 February 2015 ANNUNCIATION You have no bucket and the well is deep (John 4:11) Genesis 46:1-7 God tells Jacob not to be afraid of going down to Egypt Psalm 133 How good it is when kindred live together in unity Acts 2:1-11 The day of Pentecost John 4:7-15 […]
Session 4 10 February 2015 RENUNCIATION Then the woman left her water jar (John 4:28) Genesis 11:31-12:4 God promises to make Abram a great nation and a blessing Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd Acts 10:9-20 “What God has made clean, you must not call profane” John 4:25-28 Then […]
Session 3 3 February 2015 DENUNCIATION II “I have no husband” (John 4:17) 2 Kings 17:24-34 Samaria conquered by Assyria Psalm 139:1-12 “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me” Romans 7:1-4 “You have died to the law through the body of Christ” John 4:16-19 “I have no husband” […]
Session 2 27 January 2015 DENUNCIATION I Tired of the journey, Jesus sat down facing the well (John 4:6) Genesis 29:1-14 Jacob and Rachel at the well Psals 137 How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Each one of you says, “I am for […]
Commentary Jesus and his disciples travelled from Judea to Galilee. Samaria is between these two areas. There was a certain prejudice against Samaria and the Samaritans. The negative reputation of Samaria came from its mix of races and religions. It was not uncommon to use alternative routes to avoid stepping into Samaritan territory. What […]