Every Tuesday during school term times we met for a simple evening of worshiping God and studying His Word to us – the Bible. The style of worship has more of an acoustic feel than Sunday mornings, and was led by Jordan Clague who is part of the DCF Band. We usually spent around 20 minutes singing, after which we studied a book of the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse.
Our Bible study was usually taught by Simeon Forder who is our assistant pastor, and most recently we studied the Bible book of 1 Corinthians, which was likely Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth. The topics covered in this letter are varied and challenging – especially as there are many similarities between the Corinthian culture and ours today. Our previous studies at Worship & the Word are available from the teaching menu at the top of each page or by clicking here.
On some occasions we have more topical Bible studies, focusing on subjects such as
- Where did the English translations of the Bible come from (and what are the differences)
- The concerns of the Emerging Church movement
- Salvation (what we are saved from, how we are saved, and how we speak to others)
- The truth about Christmas
- When was Jesus born
Why do we study the Bible verse by verse?
We believe it is really important to understand what the Bible says – after all there is a reason that God has given it to us, and that is as our instruction manual for life. The Bible is a collection of books (66 in total) that we believe were written under inspiration directly from God, and so we take the time to study each book chapter by chapter, verse by verse – which means we have to study the difficult and challenging parts as well as the easy parts too. We started doing this as a church around 10 years ago, and we’re not done yet – but once we’ve studied it all we will begin again.
Currently we are studying the book of 1 Corinthians on a Tuesday evening – and you can find our recent studies here – though we also study the Bible verse by verse on a Sunday morning, and our young people get a quicker overview of the Bible on Sunday evenings at Fire Exit! (our youth Bible study).