Most of us taking part in this Bible study will never be handpicked by God to witness to “Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel,” as was the apostle Paul. But many of us do share something with him and the other biblical and historical people we will meet in these monthly lessons. In these nine sessions, we will meet biblical characters who find themselves transformed. We will read passages from both Old and New Testaments. And we will look especially at stories from the Acts of the Apostles and insights in Paul’s letters to the Christians at Corinth and Rome. This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.
From beginning to end, the Bible testifies that the God who gathers is the same God who is present with us. The Gospel of Matthew adds that Jesus himself is “God with us,” and promises to be with us always, wherever two or three are gathered, even to the end of the age. Throughout nine sessions, explore some of the reasons or purposes for which we are “Gathered by God.” This downloadable PDF comes with permission to reprint and use in a group setting.