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 person and via Zoom online conferencing:

Zoom Meeting ID: 714-380-221
Passcode: 477184
URL: https://zoom.us/j/714380221
Dial In Number: +1 (312) 626-6799

If you would like to meet in person, please register as described in the church bulletin: Our COVID-19 Safety and Response Committee has configured the protocol necessary to open our doors to our community to safely allow us to worship in the building once again. Registration will open every Thursday at 9 a.m. If you would like to register or would like to know more about what is required before you register, please visit our website

 

The Journey 2021 Schedule

 

April 24, 2021 - 2 Chronicles

Teacher: Dee Briggs

  • Please read or listen to 2 Chronicles and bring one question to class, or one point that was especially interesting to you.
  • There is only one reference to the prophet Elijah in 2 Chronicles—he wrote a letter to King Jehoram of Judah. Please read this letter (21:12-15) in its context and give some thought to these questions:
    • Are there any other writings of Elijah?
    • If Elijah was a prophet specifically sent to the kingdom of Israel in the north, why does he write to the king of Judah in the south?
    • In the books of Kings, the timeline indicates Elijah was already translated by the time Jehoram of Judah became king so, where do you think the Elijah letter came from? Was it dictated by Elijah earlier? Are these “chronicles” out of order? Elijah and Elisha always brought their messages in person so why did Elijah write a letter?
  • Read Isaiah 44:24-45:7 and 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Isaiah wrote in the 700’s BC. Cyrus wrote his proclamation regarding Jerusalem in 538 BC. Many Bible experts have a problem with this.
    • What do you think?
    • God called Cyrus His shepherd; would you say Cyrus was a “type of Christ?”

See you next week!

Dee Briggs

Listen to the book of 2 Chronicles from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV, NKJV

Short Outline of 2 Chronicles from Today's English Version

  • The reign of Solomon (1:1 – 9:31)
    • The early years (1:1-17)
    • The Temple is built (2:1 – 7:10)
    • The later years (7:11 – 9:31)
  • The revolt of the northern tribes (10:1-19)
  • The kings of Judah (11:1 – 36:12)
  • The fall of Jerusalem (36:13-23)

Zoom Meeting ID: 714-380-221
Passcode: 477184
URL: https://zoom.us/j/714380221
Dial In Number: +1 (312) 626-6799

 

May 1, 2021 - Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther

Teacher: Darrell Rott

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

Short Outline of Ezra from Today's English Version

  • The first return from exile (1:1 – 2:70)
  • The Temple is rebuilt and dedicated (3:1 – 6:22)
  • Ezra returns with other exiles (7:1 – 10:44)

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

Short Outline of Nehemiah from Today's English Version

  • Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem (1:1 – 2:20)
  • The walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt (3:1 – 7:73)
  • The Law is read, and the covenant is renewed (8:1 – 10:39)
  • Further activities of Nehemiah (11:1 – 13:31)

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

Short Outline of Esther from Today's English Version

  • Esther becomes queen (1:1 – 2:23)
  • Haman’s plots (3:1 – 5:14)
  • Haman is put to death (6:1 – 7:10)
  • The Jews defeat their enemies (8:1 – 10:3)

Zoom Meeting ID: 714-380-221
Passcode: 477184
URL: https://zoom.us/j/714380221
Dial In Number: +1 (312) 626-6799

 

Yearly Schedule and Past Materials:

2021 Schedule  (2020 Schedule)   (2019 Schedule)

Overviews of the Books of the Bible from BibleProject YouTube channel: Old Testament | New Testament

Recordings of The Journey on YouTube:

Recordings from 2020:

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. 

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

Yearly Schedule and Past Materials

2021 Schedule (2020 Schedule) (2019 Schedule)

Overviews of the Books of the Bible from BibleProject YouTube channel: Old Testament | New Testament

 
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