Our first unit is completed at Bethany and Klickitat! We learned a number of skills that will help us as we read and interpret our Bibles. The next unit will be on the Psalms, and is slated to begin in March, and will run through the Summer with short occasional breaks.
We went through Unit One on a schedule that repeated the same session several times. The main reason for this is that this Bible class could not meet on Sundays at the usual time, because the Sunday schedules of our churches prevented it.
But now our congregations have decided to try something new. For six months, the two churches will each have its own Sunday activities with the pastor present. May through July, Concordia's service and classes will meet in the afternoon. August through October, Bethany's service and classes will meet in the afternoon. After this trial period, the churches will have to decide how they want to proceed from there. One effect of this schedule is that that our Getting Into God's Word classes can meet on Sunday, when it's most convenient for our members to attend.
We've skipped ahead for now to the unit of Getting Into God's Word that introduces the New Testament. For us, it will lead into the unit on the book of Revelation. From an Old Testament perspective, we will study The Messianic Age long-expected by God's people and foretold by His prophets. The lessons and main texts are as follows.
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Unit Two is on the Psalms. We study a psalm in class, and students receive a handout to study a similar psalm on their own at home. The order of psalms studied in class is as follows:
Getting Into God's Word will span several units of lessons, designed to help you get the most out of your Bible. It's appropriate for ages ten and up, for both members and non-members.
The units are as follows:
During the summer (June-August), we can arrange activities as needed for young children whose parents attend the class. Please call in advance if you are interested in this. During the school year, young children may attend Sunday School.