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 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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

The Journey 2024 Schedule

 

July 20, 2024 - Daniel 1 - 6

Teacher: Won Huh

When studying the book of Daniel, I have often heard that “God controls the course of world events; He removes kings and sets up other kings.” This was all fine and cool when I was little, but as I grew up, it always bothered me. Was God using King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon as a chess piece to be used and then discarded in God’s cosmic chess board?

As you read Daniel, focus on King Nebuchadnezzar and how God deals with him.

Spoiler: My fears were relieved.

Listen to the book of Daniel from BibleGateway: ESVKJVMSGNIVNKJV

Short Outline of the Book of Daniel from the Today's English Version:

  • Daniel and his friends (1:1 – 6:28)
  • Daniel’s visions (7:1 – 11:45)
    • The four beasts (7:1-28)
    • The ram and the goat (8:1 – 9:27)
    • The heavenly messenger (10:1 – 11:45)
    • The time of the end (12:1-13)

 

July 27, 2024 - Daniel 7 - 12

Teacher: Gordy Gates

Listen to the book of Daniel from BibleGateway: ESVKJVMSGNIVNKJV

Short Outline of the Book of Daniel from the Today's English Version:

  • Daniel and his friends (1:1 – 6:28)
  • Daniel’s visions (7:1 – 11:45)
    • The four beasts (7:1-28)
    • The ram and the goat (8:1 – 9:27)
    • The heavenly messenger (10:1 – 11:45)
    • The time of the end (12:1-13)

 

August 3, 2024 - Hosea

Teacher: Tony Hunter

Listen to the book of Hosea from BibleGateway: ESVKJVMSGNIVNKJV

Short Outline of the Book of Hosea from the English Standard Version:

  • Hosea’s marriage and family (1:1 – 3:5)
  • Messages against Israel (4:1 – 13:16)
  • A message of repentance and promise (14:1-9)

 

Yearly Schedule and Past Materials:

2024 Schedule (2023 Schedule2022 Schedule2021 Schedule, 2020 Schedule, 2019 Schedule)

Recordings of The Journey on YouTube:

Recordings from 2023 - 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 forty plus years; a retired RN, married to the fabulous Elroy, and having a long-time, unquenchable passion for Bible study.

Gordy Gates is a semi-retired dentist in Boulder who has been a student of the Bible all of his life. Having traveled to the land of the Bible multiple times 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 is retired from being the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Health Department for over 30 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.

Geoff Patterson spent 9 1/2 years serving as senior pastor of the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, a 3,800 member congregation in Apopka, FL. His wife Alicia is a religion professor at Advent Health University. They have four children, two daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters. Prior to Forest Lake, the Patterson’s served in Marietta, GA, Yakima, WA, and Fairfax, VA. Both Geoff and Alicia have served as pastors, though most recently Alicia has been teaching. Prior to both attending seminary, Geoff worked for five years as a Chemical Engineer, and Alicia started an elementary school in Paducah, KY. The Pattersons consider themselves to be so blessed to have had such rich experiences in service to the Lord.

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

 
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