Prepare for our monthly Video Bible Class on Second Thessalonians by reading through First and Second Thessalonians once a month. A reading guide for both books is available here: First and Second Thessalonians Reading Guide.
Our monthly Video Bible Class for the 2016-17 school year will be an in-depth study of the Book of Second Thessalonians. Study guides will be available for each class. Classes usually meet for 45 minutes on the second Monday night of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Our one-day Vacation Bible School will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have classes for youngsters and youth through sixth grade. Our subject will be Noah and the Ark.
“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NKJV).
Mark Copeland proposes we can get into the habit of reading the Bible every day by making it a “positive addiction.” Copeland described a “positive addiction” as a habit which is: “1) Good for you, either physically, mentally, or spiritually; 2) A source of pleasure and satisfaction; [and] 3) One that should you neglect it, begins to give you ‘withdrawal pains.'”
An example of a “positive addiction” is running for physical exercise, as proposed in William Glasser’s book by the same name. Numerous other activities satisfy Glasser’s six criteria for a productive experience.
Daily Bible reading is a good habit. The Bible is a source of tremendous wisdom and encouragement. Paul wrote, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17, KJV).
Once we being reading it frequently and regularly, without criticizing ourselves for our performance as readers, we can experience its positive spiritual influence.
Wayne Jackson’s article illustrates the value of becoming more familiar with the three languages used in the original texts of the Bible: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.