Product DescriptionThe Participant’s Book has helpful information about each week’s lesson. The scripture passages are included along with scripture notes, helpful insights into the text, and even daily Bible readings for personal study.
The Winter Quarter (December–February 2022–2023) This quarter continues the theme “Chosen, Not Choice” and the peculiarity of God’s calling, which is rooted in grace rather than in humankind’s merit. Unit I, “God Prepares the Way,” begins with two lessons on Zechariah from the opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel. Unit II, “God’s Promises,” contains five lessons from 2 Chronicles, Isaiah, and Joel that remind us that we can trust God to keep God’s word. Unit III, “God’s Call and Its Responsibilities,” has four lessons from 1 Corinthians, 2 Timothy, James, and 1 Peter. These lessons teach us that God’s call—and the responsibilities of that call—is without regard to an individual’s past.
Series DescriptionThe Present Word is an in-depth Bible study for adults that dives deep into God’s Word, studying the Bible over a six-year period and focusing on a specific theme each quarter. Adults read the Participant Book lesson during the week and a no-prep Leader’s Guide provides instructions to lead a 45- minute session. Worship leaflets are also available to wrap the session in prayer and song. Designed by an ecumenical collaborative so that participants in multiple denominations are studying the same passages together, the goals of The Present Word curriculum are to engage in a serious study of Scripture in order to discover its deeper meaning and how it is relevant to our world today.
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