The Bible in Twelve Words
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The Bible In 12 Words - 12 Consummation & New CreationSermon
The Twelfth Word: New Creation & Consummation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 11 Evangelization Sermon
The Eleventh Word: Evangelization Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 10 Salvation Sermon
The Tenth Word: Salvation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 9 Sensation Sermon
The Ninth Word: Sensation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 8 Restoration Sermon
The Eighth Word: Restoration Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 7 Deportation Sermon
The Seventh Word: Deportation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 6 Accommodation Sermon
The Sixth Word: Accommodation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 5 Confederation Sermon
The Fifth Word: Confederation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 4 Formation Sermon
The Fourth Word: Formation Study Guide
The Bible in 12 Words - 3 Liberation Sermon
The Third Word: Liberation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 2 Relation Sermon
The Second Word: Relation Study Guide
The Bible In 12 Words - 1 Creation Sermon
The First Word: Creation Study Guide
Below is Pastor Bill’s introduction to the “Bible in Twelve Words.” You may now pick up a copy of the study guide in the rotunda of building C on Sunday, or by contacting Joline Krolicki at email@example.com. This guide will be used in small group settings as well as available for individual use as an additional resource to the teachings during worship beginning September 11 at ALL services. We hope you will find this a valuable tool as we respond to the desires of our congregation regarding learning more about the Bible. To sign up for small group participation please visit our web site at www.st.lukes.org/GrowthGroups, click on quick links and growth groups. For more information please contact Joline Krolicki at firstname.lastname@example.org
The idea for “The Bible in Twelve Words” came to me years ago when I found myself often being asked for a way for people to understand the history, theology, and unity of the Bible in a concise manner. I have found that those who are new to Bible study appreciate a bit of a road map, and those who are veterans appreciate being able to understand the direction of the Biblical narrative and the development of theology.
Depending on the depth and breadth of the study, “The Bible in Twelve Words” can be used in a worship service sermon series, a one-hour stand alone event, in a twelve-week study, a twelve-month study, or any other configuration for a class.
As we here at St. Luke’s spend twelve weeks in worship utilizing the “words,” I will choose to emphasize each Sunday several aspects of a particular theme. However the constraints of time will necessarily limit what I can do. For that reason I am grateful that you have chosen to use this study guide to “Dig In and Grow Deeper!”
Whether you are using this guide for personal study or in the context of a small group experience, I hope it will encourage you to go well beyond the Sunday presentations to a deeper and richer understanding of God’s Word.
How to get the most out of this study
- Get a Bible that is easy to use. If you don’t have a Bible, we have low cost paperback versions available for you.
- Attend worship each week or watch the video of that week’s “word” on the St. Luke’s website (the video links will be posted on this page).
- Come to my “Exegesis” Bible Study on Thursday nights. Enjoy a great economical meal at St. Luke’s and join me for a deeper look at the “word” I emphasized the previous week.
- Use this Guide for personal study and in a small group setting. If you do not already attend a class or covenant group, we will be delighted to help you find one that is a perfect fit for you.
And in addition to the Twelve Words, I’d like to personally add another: “Thanks!” Thank you for your desire to deepen your love for the Bible and for making the commitment to share these weeks of discovery with me.
Pastor Bill Barnes
“Your word is a lamp to my feel and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105