Update on the BEMA Sunday morning discussion group
We wanted to provide an update on the Sunday morning BEMA discussion group (based on the bemadiscipleship.com podcast series), especially if folks are looking for a good discussion for the summer. For the rest of the summer, we are finishing our walk through Torah (the first five books). We have finished Genesis and are now on Exodus and exploring some foundational themes found in the Old Testament that help us better understand God’s nature and our relationship to Him. We are exploring the idea of Empire (the way of the world) vs Shalom (the way of God and His Kingdom).
People can come drop in our discussion and take a listen and participate. It is okay to start participating even now and engage in rich discussion of the text. We are providing a list of the podcast episodes and scriptures we will be covering, in case folks are in and out this summer. Our goal in the class will be to walk through the whole Bible together. At our current pace, we will finish the calendar year in the prophets, with plans to move to the gospels by next summer. We believe that our time spent in the Old Testament will help us more fully understand the message of Jesus in his time and how it connects so clearly with our time.
June 7 Episode 20 With All Your Heart
June 14 Episode 21 With All Your Soul and “Very”
June 21 Episode 22 (Exodus 19-23)
June 28 Episode 23 (Exodus 24-40)
July 5 Episode 24 – Creating a Space (spiritual practices)
July 12 Episode 25 (Leviticus overview)
July 19 Episode 26 (Shepherd in OT) & Episode 27 (Rotem & Acacia – trees of the desert)
July 26 Episode 28 (Ar’ar & Tamarisk – trees of the desert) & Episode 29 (Wadi and En Gedi – desert life)
August 2 Episode 30 (Numbers)
August 9 Episode 31 (Deuteronomy)
If you have any questions, please contact Rachele Gibson at 706-621-9894.
TOMORROW IS GENEROSITY SUNDAY!
Sunday, June 7th
Two separate contributions this Sunday: Regular weekly contribution and Generosity Sunday.
WAYS TO GIVE
Give online: Go to athenscoc.com and click on GIVE (upper right of your screen), click on green GIVE button, next to the amount you give there is a drop down tab to choose Regular contribution or Generosity Sunday and complete your transaction.
Mail a check: Mail to Athens Church of Christ, 3720 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Put in memo: Generosity Sunday.
Drop off a check: You can drop off a check in the slot of the black box on the porch of the church office to the right of the front door. The box is locked and all the checks will be picked up Sunday evening. Put in memo: Generosity Sunday.
Fill out a pledge card if needed: Click on the link