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Bible Study

Participants in our Bible Study group seek to gain a deeper understanding of the Scriptures through focused study of selected Bible texts using various Bible translations and commentaries, discussing and sharing the results of their research.  

 

Anyone can join the group at any time. The chapters for study are announced here two or three weeks in advance, and Bible study resources can be found in our Christian Science Reading Room as well as online. We generally meet once per month via Zoom. 

 

Next session: 7 pm, Tuesday, June 25.

For June we will explore inspiration from Book 5 of Psalms:  90-106

This fifth book is made of Psalms that praise and celebrate God for creation, strength, work in history, and support for kings. Many of these Psalms are anonymous.  Hope of the Messiah also is expressed.  

 

90: Title – Prayer of Moses the Man of God. The English Standard Version (ESV) titles this: From Everlasting to Everlasting.  It is a prayer and group lament for deliverance from national adversity.  

 

91: My Refuge and My Fortress (ESV). A beautiful wisdom psalm of trust in God as the protector of the faithful.  It is one of few places in the Bible that refer to God’s angels guarding us and helping us too – we are not alone.  (Ex 23:20 and Ps 43:3)

 

92:  How Great are Your works (ESV).  Thanksgiving after deliverance from personal enemies.  Only Sabbath reference in the Psalms.

 

93:  The Lord Reigns (ESV).   Hymn extolling and praising God as king.

 

94:  The Lord will not forsake his people (ESV).  A prayer for deliverance from evil men.

 

95: Let us Sing Songs of Praise (ESV).  Celebrating God’s kingship.

 

96:  Worship in the Splendor of Holiness (ESV).  Another hymn celebrating God’s kingship and summoning people to worship.

 

97:  The Lord Reigns (ESV).  Hymn celebrating God as king and confidence in God’s justice.

 

98:  Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord (ESV).  Hymn proclaiming the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth.

 

99: The Lord our God is Holy (ESV).  Hymn celebrating God as ruler on earth. God is faithful and just.

 

100:  His steadfast love endures forever (ESV).  All nations should praise the Lord. Well known song of thanks for love with focus on confidence and hope.

 

101:  I will walk with integrity (ESV).  A Psalm of David.  David pledges as king to rule justly.

 

102:  Do not Hide your face from me (ESV).  A prayer for healing of sickness of weak and oppressed.

 

103:  Bless the Lord, O my soul (ESV).  Psalm of David with thanksgiving for recovery from sickness.  

 

104:   O Lord My God, you are Very Great (ESV).  Hymn to God the creator – bless the Lord O my soul.

 

105:  Tell of all his wondrous works (ESV).  Tells of God’s great deeds on behalf of his people. Ritual shouts of Hallelujah were probably interspersed.

 

106:  Give Thanks to the Lord for he is good (ESV).  Similar to 105 but somber with confession of sin and prayer for help.

From our friends at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC:

"We are excited to tell you about our upcoming Christian Science Talk called "Moving past fear - to healing" by Lisa Troseth, CSB at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th at 910 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. Fear can seem inevitable–part of who we are. But understanding God’s all-embracing love can overcome fear, reveal peace, and move life forward. 

 

You can also join us before the talk for a light meal starting at 7pm.

 

Free parking is available at our garage on I St. from 7pm and childcare will be provided. Metro: close to Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver lines) stations)

 

We will also livestream the audio for the event at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86282874444"

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