The 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 Summer Quarter (June–August 2023)
The Summer quarter explores the broad sweep of biblical teaching about the nature of God’s reign. Among Israel’s prophets only Daniel references God’s “kingdom.” The phrase “kingdom of God” takes on new significance in Jesus’ teaching. Finally, participants consider New Testament Epistle texts that elaborate on the theme of Jesus as king and what it means for believers to participate in God’s eternal reign.
Unit I, “The Prophets Proclaim God’s Power”
Unit II, “Jesus Envisions the Kingdom”
Unit III, “God’s Eternal Reign”
The 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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