The Journey
From Eden created to Eden restored.

Introduction

The word of God reveals His character.  The enemy of good has tempted us to fear God as a severe judge with a harsh, exacting and unforgiving nature.  Our connect group is on a quest to rediscover the true loving character of God as manifest in each book of the Bible and revealed in the life and death of His Son.  Instead of the circular voyage of life that many seem to be enamored with these days, this quest, the Journey, has a historical beginning and an ultimate goal - from Eden created to Eden restored.

The Journey meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Community Room 203.

 

 

February 15, 2020 - Numbers

Teacher: Dee Briggs

Listen to the book of Numbers from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV

Please try to read or listen to all of Numbers while paying special attention to:

  1. Numbers 12. In verse 11, Aaron said, “Please . . .  do not hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed.” What sin do you think they committed? Do you think Miriam had to go through the cleansing of the leper ceremony, as described in Leviticus 14? What picture of God does this incident reveal to you?
  2. Numbers 13 and 14. Please record (or remember) your reaction to this story about the twelve spies. Where do you think you would fit in this narrative? 
  3. Numbers 22—26. Again, please record (or remember) your thoughts and questions regarding these chapters about Balaam and Balak, and especially your thoughts about the character of God.

Here is a link to an animated overview of Numbers:
https://thebibleproject.com/all-videos/read-scripture-old-testament/

Short Outline of Numbers from Today's English Version

  • The Israelites prepare to leave Mount Sinai (1:1 – 9:23)
    • The first census (1:1 – 4:49)
    • Various laws and rules (5:1 – 8:26)
    • The second Passover (9:1 – 21:35)
  • From Mount Sinai to Moab (10:1 – 21:35)
  • Summary of the journey from Egypt to Moab (33:1-49)
  • Instructions before crossing the Jordan (33:50 – 36:13)

 

February 22, 2020 - Deuteronomy

Teacher: Ed Reifsnyder

Listen to the book of Deuteronomy from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV

This week, we will try to find God in the Book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is called a Copy, a Replica, and the Second Law, because it has the Ten Commandments in it again. 

We will mainly focus on chapters 1 - 11 and 27 - 30 and these topics:

  • We will look at the nature of human's relationship with God as disclosed in Deuteronomy.
  • Compare what you see of God in His relationship with people in Deuteronomy with how you conceive of God.
  • We will talk about the role that gods played in the culture of the day.

Short Outline of Numbers from Today's English Version

  • Moses’ first discourse (1:1 – 4:49)
  • Moses’ second discourse (5:1 – 26:19)
    • The Ten Commandments (5:1 – 10:22)
    • Laws, rules, and warnings (11:1 – 26:19)
  • Instructions for entering Canaan (27:1 – 28:68)
  • The covenant renewed (29:1 – 30:20)
  • Moses’ last words (31:1 – 33:29)
  • The death of Moses (34:1-12)

 

Past materials and yearly schedule can be found here:

2020 Schedule   (2019 Schedule)

 

Team

Teacher Biographies

Delilah (Dee) Briggs is originally from central Wisconsin’s dairyland but has been a resident of Boulder county for the past thirty-eight years; a retired RN, married to the fabulous Elroy, mother of two brilliant adult sons, and having a long-time, unquenchable passion for Bible study.

Gordy Gates is a dentist in Boulder who has been a student of the Bible all of his life. Having traveled to the land of the Bible nine times in the last 10 years has increased his understanding and passion for the scriptures. His desire is to stimulate inquiry in God’s word for those who choose to attend our connect group.

Won Huh has a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is a senior Manager at Avaya. He is married to Sue and they have two daughters. He likes to tinker with electronics, likes the outdoors and finds God’s grace and mercy in his Bible studies.

Mark Johnson is a physician with certification in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He has been the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Health Department for 28 years. He has taught Bible classes for over 30 years, and is continually seeking to find Jesus in each of the books of the Bible.

Stephen King holds Master of Arts Degrees in Economics and New Testament Ethics. After serving as congregational pastor for 22 years, he has recently completed 20 years service as Vice President for Community and International Health for Faith Based Health Systems.

J. Murdock is the Associate Pastor at Boulder Adventist Church. In addition to supporting the overall ministry also leads in Live Purpose (13-17) and Live Purpose (18-29). A graduate of La Sierra University with B.A. in Religious Studies (2013) and is in the process of completing his Master of Divinity degree from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University.

Rebecca Murdock serves as an Elder for Boulder Church. She is a graduate of La Sierra University, with her B.A. in Communications, PR & Advertising and is currently completing her M.A. in Religion-Theological Studies from the Andrews University Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI. 

Jennifer Ogden, who prefers to go by Jenn, is the Senior Pastor at Boulder. Jenn is a graduate of PUC with a B.A. in Communications and a graduate of Andrews University Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. She hopes to pursue PhD studies shortly. 

Ed Reifsnyder is a retired healthcare consultant. Ed's teaching is characterized by challenging the conventional and stimulating class conversation.

Schedule

2020 Schedule

Week Teacher Book
January 4, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder,
Steve King
Introduction to the Bible: Inspiration and Canon
January 11, 2020 Gordy Gates Peoples and Places in the Bible: History and Geography
January 18, 2020 Mark Johnson Job (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
January 25, 2020 Won Huh Genesis (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
February 1, 2020 Dee Briggs Exodus (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
February 8, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden Leviticus (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
February 15, 2020 Dee Briggs Numbers (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
February 22, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder Deuteronomy (c. 1445 - 1404 BCE)
February 29, 2020 Steve King Psalms (1410 - 450 BCE)
March 7, 2020 Gordy Gates Joshua (1405  1385 BCE)
March 14, 2020 J. Murdock Judges and Ruth (1043 BCE; 1030 - 1010 BCE)
March 21, 2020 Won Huh Proverbs (c. 971 - 686 BCE)
March 28, 2020 Mark Johnson Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon (940 - 931 BCE; 971 - 965 BCE)
April 4, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden 1 Samuel (931 - 722 BCE)
April 11, 2020 Steve King 2 Samuel (931 - 722 BCE)
April 18, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder Obadiah, Joel and Jonah (850 - 840 BCE; 835 - 796 BCE; c. 775 BCE)
April 25, 2020 J. Murdock Amos, Hosea and Micah (c. 750 BCE; 750 - 710 BCE; 735 - 710 BCE)
May 2, 2020 Gordy Gates Isaiah (700 - 681 BCE)
May 9, 2020 Mark Johnson Nahum, Zephaniah and Habakkuk (c. 650 BCE; 635 - 625 BCE; 615 - 605 BCE)
May 16, 2020 Won Huh Ezekiel (590 - 570 BCE)
May 23, 2020 Dee Briggs Jeremiah and Lamentations (586 - 570 BCE; 586 BCE)
May 30, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden 1 Kings (561 - 538 BCE)
June 6, 2020 Rebecca Murdock 2 Kings (561 - 538 BCE)
June 13, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder Daniel (536 - 530 BCE)
June 20, 2020 Steve King Haggai and Zechariah (c. 520 BCE; 480 - 470 BCE)
June 27, 2020 Gordy Gates Ezra, 1 and 2 Chronicles (457 - 444 BCE; 450 - 430 BCE)
July 4, 2020 Dee Briggs Esther, Malachi and Nehemiah (450 - 331 BCE; 433 - 424 BCE; 424 - 400 BCE)
July 11, 2020 Won Huh First Testament Summary
July 18, 2020 Mark Johnson Inter-testament Period (331 BCE - 44 CE)
July 25, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden James (44 - 49 CE)
August 1, 2020 Rebecca Murdock Galatians (49 - 50 CE)
August 8, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder Mark (50 - 60 CE)
August 15, 2020 Steve King Matthew (50 - 60 CE)
August 22, 2020 Gordy Gates 1 Thessalonians (51 - 52 CE)
August 29, 2020 Won Huh 2 Thessalonians (51 - 52 CE)
September 5, 2020 Mark Johnson 1 Corinthians (55 - 56 CE)
September 12, 2020 Dee Briggs 2 Corinthians (55 - 56 CE)
September 19, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden Romans (56 CE)
September 26, 2020 Rebecca Murdock Luke (60 - 61 CE)
October 3, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder Ephesians (60 - 62 CE)
October 10, 2020 Steve king Philippians and Philemon (60 - 62 CE)
October 17, 2020 Gordy Gates Colossians (60 - 62 CE)
October 24, 2020 Won Huh Acts (62 BCE)
October 31, 2020 Steve King 1 Timothy and Titus (62 - 64 CE)
November 7, 2020 Mark Johnson 1 Peter (64 - 68 CE)
November 14, 2020 Dee Briggs 2 Timothy (60 - 67 CE)
November 21, 2020 Jenniffer Ogden 2 Peter (64 - 68 CE)
November 28, 2020 Rebecca Murdock Hebrews and Jude (67 - 69 CE; 68 - 70 CE)
December 5, 2020 Ed Reifsnyder John (80 - 90 CE)
December 12, 2020 Steve King 1, 2 and 3 John (90 - 95 CE)
December 19, 2020 Gordy Gates Revelation (94 - 96 CE)
December 26, 2020 Mark Johnson Second Testament Summary
 
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