We are thrilled to begin the New Testament in the 2023 New Year!
The New Testament is God's new covenant through Jesus Christ that offers us hope, salvation, and a life-giving personal relationship with our Creator. It is God's epic rescue story for humanity told in 27 books written within 40-ish years by Christ's followers.
Having just finished the Old Testament, we will see how the two work together as one unified story. Like Jeremiah 31: 31-34 says (paraphrased), "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke... But this is the covenant…I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity and remember their sin no more."
Reading through the Bible together is powerful, as women learn the big story of God's Word for themselves instead of studying someone else's interpretation. We are growing our faith together as we claim God's promise in Romans 10:17, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
We will have six teachers this semester: Heather Hershberger, Margaret Kong, Carol McFarland, Kim Nelson, Jennifer Townsend, and Denise Wendorff, covering some books in one week and others in two. If you keep up with the reading, you will enjoy the living color of God's design. If you don't have time one week, still come as you can enjoy a summary of each book and practical ways to implement it in your life! Either way, don't miss listening to the 5-minute Bible Project for each book of the Bible, www.bibleproject.com
Please bring a friend, and let's spread the Good News together!
Please check the Materials Tab for each week’s lesson.
We loosely follow : The Bible Study by Zach Windahl, https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Study-Zach-Windahl/dp/0998491004
Watch the 5-minute The Bible Project
Malaga Cove Library
16 Weeks 1/10 to 4/25
1/10 & 1/17 Matthew
1/24 & 1/31 Mark
2/7 & 2/14 Luke
2/21 & 2/28 John
3/14 & 3/21 Romans
3/28 1 Corinthians
4/4 2 Corinthians