Join Dr. Ron Shive in a Weekly Bible Study this Fall — Peculiar Treasures
September – December 2018, Witherspoon Room
Three Weekly Options:
Tuesday Men’s Bible Study: 6:45–7:45 a.m. beginning September 11
Wednesday Morning Bible Study: 10:00–11:30 a.m. beginning September 12
Thursday Women’s Bible Study: 6:45–7:45 a.m. beginning September 13
God spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai and said to him, “…if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples.” A treasured possession — at least that is the way, the New Revised Standard translates it. As the people of God, we are God’s treasured possession. There is something very reassuring about that. But, it is interesting to see how the King James translates this phrase. It states, “Ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people…” A peculiar treasure — now that is a different thought. Peculiar — odd, strange, and eccentric. And as we read the Bible, we discover that the people of God are a bunch of peculiar people — odd, strange, and eccentric. And yet, there is much we can benefit from getting to know them better. Frederick Buechner writes, “What struck me more than anything else as I reacquainted myself with this remarkable rag-bag of people from the Bible was both their extraordinary aliveness and their power to make me feel somehow more alive myself for having known them…They still have the power to bring tears to the eyes and send shivers up the spine.”
This fall we will examine thirteen of God’s peculiar treasures. Most of them are odd, strange, or eccentric, and yet they still have the power to make us feel more alive for having known them. Hopefully this study will at times bring a tear to your eyes and at other times send a shiver up your spine.
If you have any questions or would like a schedule of our fall study, please contact Ron (336-228-1703 or firstname.lastname@example.org).