There is never enough time to study the word of God as much as we desire. We aim to cover a lot of ground each year in our congregational studies, and our schedule is below. They are a complement to personal study but will never be a substitute for studying on your own or in a small group.
2019 Schedule – Kings and Exile
In 2019, we are studying a lot of Old Testament – the kings of Israel and Judah, as well as the captivity and return. Basically, it’s the books of the Bible from 1 Samuel through Esther, plus a handful of classes covering an overview of Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Jeremiah.
One sermon a month on the lives of Elijah and Elisha (prophets during the times of the kings). All other sermons are topical (and not necessarily related to the year’s theme).
Sunday morning and Wednesday evening – Kings of the united kingdom: Saul, David and Solomon. Plus a 5-class overview of Psalms and 5-class overview of Song of Solomon.
Sunday Morning – Ecclesiastes
Wednesday Evening – Kings of the divided kingdom (Israel and Judah). Not every king, but one each Wednesday for 14 weeks.
Sunday morning and Wednesday evening – The exile to Babylon and return to Jerusalem. Specifically we will cover the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and the first six chapters of Daniel. Plus an overview of Jeremiah.
2020 Schedule – Epistles
In 2020, we are covering most of the books of the New Testament, from 2 Corinthians to Jude, roughly one chapter per week. These are the “epistles,” or the letters to churches and individuals. (We have recently taught most of the rest of the New Testament, including two gospels, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians and Revelation.)
Also in the summer we will be going rapidly through the gospel of John.
Continuing periodic lessons from the book of Hebrews. All other sermons are topical (and not necessarily related to the year’s theme).
Sunday morning and Wednesday evening – Galatians through 1 Timothy. All of these are written by the apostle Paul. We will catch the rest of his shorter epistles after the summer series.
Sunday Morning – 2 Corinthians
Wednesday Evening – The gospel of John
Sunday morning and Wednesday evening – We finish up with Paul in the books of 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. Then on to the epistles of Peter, James, John and Jude.