ACTS Inductive Bible Study Groups
Meetings every other week for 13 total.
September-November (6weeks) and January-April (7 weeks)
The study books are part of Kay Arthur’s New Inductive Study Series. They have six days of guided lessons approximately 20-30 minutes long that help you to discover God’s precepts, purposes and promises on your own. Questions for group discussion or individual study are provided on day seven along with a closing commentary. You will purchase the book which is less than $10 on Amazon or www.shop.precept.org/collections/new-inductive-study-series.
Meeting every two weeks provides you with the opportunity to complete 6 days of independent studying with the book as a guide as well as any further studying you desire with other sources then meet as a group to discuss and be enlightened by each other’s discoveries and revelations, being unified by the Truth of God.
STUDIES BEING OFFERED AND HOSTS
Overcoming Fear and Discouragement: Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther
Jeremy & Sarah Ann Byler (Leola) – Every other Tuesday, 7pm
This in-depth look at Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther chronicles the lives and conflicts or ordinary men and women who faced overwhelming situations charged with fear and discouragement. Yet they come out the winners. Learn how you can do the same.
13 week Study: Ezra-5 weeks; Nehemiah-5 weeks; Esther-3 weeks.
Fall: Sept 8 & 22; Oct 6 & 20; Nov 3 & 17 Spring: Jan 26; Feb 9 & 23; March 9 & 23; April 6 & 20
Praising God Through Prayer and Worship: Psalms
Louis & Kayla Davis (Lampeter) – Every other Friday, 6:30pm
Discover the psalmists’ heartfelt expressions – in prayer, in confession, in grief, and in praise – of their love for and devotion to God. As you learn to apply the text, your personal prayer times will grow more profound and worship experiences more fulfilling.
24 week Study: 13 weeks committed to completion:
Fall: Sept 11 & 25; Oct 9 & 23; Nov 6 & 20 Spring: Jan 29; Feb 12 & 25; March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23
(Lord willing continuing to full completion thereafter)
The Key to Living By Faith: Hebrews
Bobby & Ann Schoonover (Conestoga) – Every other Thursday, time TBD
How do you live by faith when life is filled with so much struggle? Gain a deeper understanding of God’s grace and provision through this inductive study of Hebrews. Learn to keep your focus on Jesus and rely on His faithfulness in all situations as you rest in the assurance that Jesus is our High Priest who makes intercession for all of God’s children.
13 week Study: Fall: Sept 10 & 24; Oct 8 & 22; Nov 5 & 19 Spring: Jan 28; Feb 11 & 25; March 11 & 25; April 8 & 22
Walking in Power, Love, and Discipline: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
Nate & Lauri Shumaker (Manheim Township) – Every other Monday, 6:30pm
Paul, entrusted with the proclamation of the Word, passed the baton to his true children in the faith – Timothy and Titus – who would then in turn entrust God’s truths to faithful men. So what responsibility do you have? How does your life stack up?
13 week Study: 1 Timony – 5 weeks; 2 Timothy – 5 weeks; Titus -3 weeks
Fall: Sept 7 & 21; Oct 5 & 19; Nov 2 & 16 Spring: Jan 25; Feb 8 & 22; March 8 & 22; April 5 & 19
The Holy Spirit Unleashed in You: Acts
Konrad & Deb Weaver (South of Manheim Borough) - Every other Sunday, 6:30pm
Miracles…boldness….courage to preach the Word of God. Do you want this power to witness for Christ in hostile circumstances – your workplace, maybe even your home? Learn how to depend on the power of the Spirit for the Lord’s dynamic work among first believers.
13 week Study:
Fall: Sept 6 & 20; Oct 4 & 18 ; Nov 1 & 15 Spring: Jan 24; Feb 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; April 4 & 18
Opening the Windows of Blessing: Haggai/Zechariah/Malachi
Fred & Jolyn Zeiset (Elizabethtown) – Every other Monday, 7pm
We so easily lose heart when God doesn’t answer us right away. God’s people reacted that way as they returned from exile in Babylon. But in the midst of their discouragement God sent three prophets to remind them that blessing eventually comes from obedience. Renew your confidence in God’s promises as you are challenged to deeper levels of obedience.
13 week Study: Haggai -2 weeks; Zechariah-8 weeks; Malachi-3 weeks
Fall: Sept 14 & 28; Oct 12 & 26; Nov 9 & 23 Spring: Jan 25; Feb 8 & 22; March 8 & 22; April 5 & 19