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Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Pastor William E. Butler, Leader

Pastor William E. Butler, Leader

Pastor William E. Butler, Leader

Pastor William E. Butler, Leader

7:00 PM EST

Bible Study Notes

God’s Word is vital to our health and growth as believers in Jesus. We must study Scripture, understand its truth and seek to live it out in our daily lives! Bible studies at Queen’s Chapel United Methodist Church will encourage you to dig in and discover the wonderful promises and principles God has given to you in His Word. We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.

Please join the Wednesday Night Bible Study class for a Lenten Study, led by Rev. Dr. William E. Butler, on Wednesdays starting March 9 at 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

We will be following the Speak A Word study by the Baltimore Washington Conference.

Speak-a-Word-Bible-Study

Bishop Easterling invites us to lean deeper into discipleship and the comforting, life-saving, hope-bringing, counter-cultural, transforming power of God. Of course, God’s Word still speaks to us individually and corporately. But, when we immerse ourselves in it with intentionality, it can spark creativity and inspire us to speak as well.

This study consists of Scripture, prayer poems, and reflections where we speak words of life into one another as we reflect. These prayer-poems came as a gift from the Spirit to Bishop Easterling over the years. She shares some of them with us, hoping that they bring conversation, creativity, and growth opportunities.

Join us:

  • March 9: Week 1: Seek Truth
  • March 16: Week 2: Trust in Provision
  • March 23: Week 3: Anticipate Healing
  • March 30: Week 4: Have Hope
  • April 6: Week 5: Love Abundantly
  • April 11: Week 6: Humbly Serve (one-time Monday meeting)
  • April 13: Triduum: Journey to the Cross and Beyond

Resources

  • Esther Series 2021
  • Lenten: Speak a Word Series 2022
  • Luke Series 2022

What is the Passover?

   The story of Passover illuminates the core narrative of the Jewish people: we were once slaves in Egypt, but now we are free. 

Exodus 12:1-13

    12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month, each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there is. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed by what each person will eat. 

    5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defects, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night, they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs and bread made without yeast. 

    9 Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs, and internal organs. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some are left till morning, you must burn it. 11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.

   12 “On that same night, I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

    This story still resonates today with the struggles and journeys to freedom still traveled by so many communities around the globe.

  • This year, when we relive the story of our own liberation, we can also think of how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated so many of the inequalities already facing vulnerable communities worldwide.
  • Deliverance from the challenges of poverty, violence, discrimination, and other afflictions
  • Deliverance for female sex slaves, discrimination of LGBTQ+ people, Violence within our communities, 
  • Religious freedom in our world and other marginalized groups around the world.