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 is a Connect Group designed for people in Live Wisdom (ages 55+). Yet, we welcome all adults, as every Connect Group at Church are welcome. The Journey meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Community Room 203.
(Drawing by Sue Huh and Diane Johnson)
May 25, 2019 - Ezekiel
Teacher: Stephen King
Short Outline of the Book of Ezekiel from Today's English Version:
- Ezekiel’s call (1:1 – 3:27)
- Messages of doom on Jerusalem (4:1 – 24:27)
- God’s judgment of the nations (25:1 – 32:32)
- God’s promise to his people (33:1 – 37:28)
- Prophecy against Gog (38:1 – 39:29)
- A vision of the future Temple and land (40:1 – 48:35)
June 1, 2019 (11:00 AM) - Daniel
Teacher: Gordy Gates
Short Outline of the Book of Daniel from 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)
June 1, 2019 (1:00 PM) - Job
Teacher: Gordy Gates et al.
Short Outline of the Book of Job from Today's English Version:
- Prologue (1:1 – 2:13)
- Job and his friends (3:1 – 31:40)
- Job’s complaint (3:1-26)
- The first dialogue (4:1 – 14:22)
- The second dialogue (15:1 – 21:34)
- The third dialogue (22:1 – 27:23)
- In praise of wisdom (28:1-28)
- Job’s final statement (29:1 – 31:40)
- The speeches of Elihu (32:1 – 37:24)
- The Lord answers Job (38:1 – 42:6)
- Epilogue (42:7-17)
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.
Ed Reifsnyder is a retired healthcare consultant. Ed's teaching is characterized by challenging the conventional and stimulating class conversation.