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Develop your faith in open and welcoming Bible Studies

Develop your faith in open and welcoming Bible Studies

From learning the roots of the Bible, to engaging in discussions on relevant issues, St Paul's Learning Courses have something for everyone.

Re-new: Teaching event with visiting Old Testament scholar Dr. Gord Oeste 

Thursday, September 23rd, 7:30-8:30 pm over zoom

 

The Rev. Dr. Gord Oeste is the Teaching Pastor at Cedar Creek Community Church in Cambridge, ON. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Tyndale Seminary, and also teaches Old Testament courses at Providence Seminary and Wycliffe College. He is married to Carolyn and they have two grown children. His most recent book, co-authored with Dr. William J. Webb, is Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts (IVP, 2019). 

 

Dr. Oeste will be offering St. Paul’s a 30-minute introduction to the historical setting of Ezra-Nehemiah, followed by a Q & A , to ready us for our fall preaching series, which begins after Thanksgiving.

We begin our sermon series on Ezra-Nehemiah on Sunday, October 17th.  Some of our small groups will be using this bible guide for their fall bible studies; it can also be used for individual study at home.  Printed copies are available at the church for $2.

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Watch: Ezra-Nehemiah Bible Book Overview Video | BibleProject™

A Return from Exile. Zerubbabel and Nehemiah both play a part in restoring God's temple, with Zerubbabel taking charge over governing affairs and Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.

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October Event: 

Taking care of our hearts, with Dr. Wanda Malcolm, psychologist

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“Why am I so anxious?”  

Thursday, October 21st, 7:30-9:00 pm over zoom

 

Dr. Malcolm is a seminary professor as well as a clinical psychologist with her own busy practice. She will be talking to us about the anxiety that has become almost an endemic part of life right now, helping us to understand the emotions we and/or our loved ones are living with. Wanda is warm, wise and an easy person to listen to.  She will offer strategies as well as a dedicated time to answer your questions. Come, be encouraged!

November Teaching Event:

Planning a Prayerful Advent with Dr. Gary Hansen

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Making Faith the Relationship It's Meant to Be: "A Well-Rounded Diet of Prayer"

           Wednesday, November 24, 7:30-9:00 pm over zoom

Many Christians are sure that prayer is a key to spiritual vitality and growth. Nearly as many Christians feel unconfident about their own life of prayer. The good news is the infinitely creative God has prompted Christians of many traditions to develop many different ways to connect with God in prayer -- and one of them may be just right for you. Join us as we look at ways to pray that may feel unfamiliar, but which have deepened the discipleship of countless Christians over the centuries. 

Gary Neal Hansen received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and served as a professor of Church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary for seventeen years. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is author of the award-winning book Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History's Best Teachers (InterVarsity Press, 2012). He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children, where he writes, consults and, when there isn't a pandemic on, speaks at retreats and conferences. He blogs and teaches classes at GaryNealHansen.com.