Scripture Study

Adult Ministry

Learning and growing in faith

Discover the beauty of Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ and others through the Holy Spirit Scripture Study groups. Each week of study consists of reading passages and accompanying commentary, answering some questions, then coming together as a group for discussion. All are welcome no matter where you are in your faith journey and regarless of your previous scripture study experience.

The Mystery of God

April 12th – May 17th
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Parish Hall Library

Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. The so-called New Atheism has attracted millions of young people.

How should Christians respond? How can we turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God?

In this new six-part film series and study program, Bishop Robert Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition to teach us how. Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, he uncovers a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God”.

Who is God? And why does he matter? Join us for this series and you’ll not only learn the answers yourself, but you’ll discover how to share them with others – especially those who no longer believe.

Scripture Study: David the King

Wednesday Mornings
9:15 to 11:00 a.m.
Parish Hall Classroom 4
Begins May 9th

Please join us beginning May 9th for David the King, a new seven week Scripture Study by Bishop Robert Barron.

Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility.

Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But, like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.

The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation.

King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.

In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in the light of the first king and the King of Kings.

This study is suitable for all, there is no need to have attended Scripture Study previously or have any special knowledge of Scripture. We will meet weekly beginning Wednesday, May 9th, from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall, Classroom 4. There will be a $28 charge for materials. Please RSVP below or in the Parish Office. If you have questions contact Merry Reardon at mreardon@dsj.org.

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