Saint Thomas the Apostle Bible study is a welcoming engaging program which seeks to bring individuals closer to God through in-depth study of the Bible, understanding God through the reading of His revelation of Himself in the Bible, and coming to know His Son Jesus Christ in all His fullness through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our bible study therefore seeks:
- To help encourage individuals to establish a pattern of daily Bible study and to make the Bible a living and interesting book for those involved in its study.
- To make Bible study relevant to daily life through the power of the Holy Spirit and to make God’s promises effective in each individual’s personal experiences.
- To equip and motivate individuals to contribute more effectively to the life and work of our parish, supporting them faithfully in prayer, stewardship, and service.
- To help individuals make a greater impact for Christ in their families and community, communicating to others what they have learned and received, being alert to opportunities to affect others for good, and serving in the Kingdom of God.
In our commitment to help individuals discover God’s Word, the program relies on Scripture as the final authoritative Word of God. Our desire is to provide a tool that encourages a disciplined, systematic approach to Bible study – one that relies on the Holy Spirit to guide and enlighten us as we read and study Scripture.
The study appreciates a contextual approach to study. Each passage is examined by looking at the context of the scripture, taking into account the historical and cultural facts that can illuminate the truths of God’s Word. This happens within an environment of discussion and sharing as well as the use of videos. While other study methods can be useful, Explorer’s believe that only by reading and studying the Bible within the broad context of the chapter and book, can the true meaning be fully understood and accurately applied to our lives.
We meet every morning from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and in the evening on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Adult Education Building.
For more information contact Linda Veit at 770-432-8579 Ext. 131