Are You Interested in Learning more about the Bible?
Come join fellow St. John's parishioners in deeper companionship with Christ through lectio divina, "where the Word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes prayer" (Catechism, 1177).
St. John the Evangelist launched the Bible Study series offered by Ascension Press in 2012. These studies are being offered again; but this time with a twist. Parishioners, family and friends, and even new friends can sign up to watch the videos online and get together for discussions at any time and place they wish. The bible studies to be made available are listed below.
Click on the title of each bible study and you will find the link to sign up for the Bible studies that St. John's is making available. Once you log in and purchase the study materials, you will be able to watch the videos at your convenience. Please look for future info in upcoming bulletins and here on the parish website.
These Studies were designed to form a solid foundation for an ongoing parish Bible Study program. We hope to add other studies in the future. If you have any questions, please call the Religious Ed office at 540-347-2922 x209.
The first Study, started in October, was “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation.” The 24 lessons in “The Bible Timeline” guide the student of Scripture through the reading of the biblical narrative.
In 2013, “Matthew: The King and his Kingdom,” another 24-part study, was the follow-up to the Scripture narrative in “The Bible Timeline.” The gospel of Matthew explores the life and mission of Jesus.
Following Matthew was “Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom” **in 2014. This study shows how the Church continued the work of Christ after the coming of the Holy Spirit. ** Available here soon
In the early summer of 2015 we offered “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” in one day. This study is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives.
In the fall of 2015 “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come” an 11 part study showed us how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. In this study you will discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean. You will see how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the "end times." It is a revelation of God as our Divine Bridegroom and the Church as his spotless Bride, forever united in a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage that we enter into every time we celebrate the Mass.
In 2016 the Bible Study group covered “James: Pearls for Wise Living” described as a “book of wisdom.” James is a compilation of teachings intended to help the fledgling church in the face of persecution.
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