Community Bible Study: Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Peter
Dates: January 8–May 6
(except January 29, March 25) • 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Harper Chapel
Contact: Lacey Kaiser • 864.423.3212
Community Bible Study meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. We began with the Old Testament books of Ruth and 1st and 2nd Samuel, which describe the faith journeys of men and women like us. Sure, they may have been prophets or priests or kings—but they were also sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. They struggled with deferred hopes and dreams, broken relationships, shameful failures, and personal trauma, just as we do. It’s what they did with those disappointments that matters. In this study, you will see people who took their pain and anger to God—and people who did not. And in either case, you will see how God remained faithful.
In the spring we will study the New Testament books of 1st and 2nd Peter. In these two letters, the apostle Peter offers encouragement to followers of Christ who were living as exiles and being persecuted for their faith. These books exhort believers to hope and godly living. They teach about godly relationships and warn about false teachers. They point to Jesus as our example in suffering and faith, reminding us that true security can be found only in God.