Tuesday Evening Bible Study at 7PM. This is a joint Bible Study with our sister Church Grace UMC which meets at Lower Berkshire Valley UMC.
Our current Bible Study is focused on the life of Simon Peter as presented by pastor and author, Adam Hamilton.
Simon Peter -- He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear.
How did God use Peter’s worst failures to build his best church? "I love this about Peter’s story. The gospel writers put Peter’s failures on display for us. I suggest in the book that this is because Peter himself must have shared these stories of his failure in the thirty years between Christ’s resurrection and Peter’s martyrdom. In my preaching, I often find the most compelling personal stories I share with my congregation are not the moments when I got it right, but when I failed.
"Peter’s failures in the gospels have allowed Christians throughout history to identify with him and to find hope for themselves. We are all faulty, yet striving to be faithful, disciples. Peter hesitates, he is confused, he focuses on the storm and not on Christ, he denies his Lord. We’ve all been there. But the stories of his shortcomings allow the church to trust when Christ calls; they allow us to try to remember to keep our eyes on Christ and not the winds and the waves; they move us to greater courage when we are tempted to deny Christ. And they give us hope even when we fall." ~ Adam Hamilton
Join us Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm here at Lower Berkshire Valley United Methodist Church along with pastor and author Adam Hamilton as we take an in-depth dive into the life, faith, and character of Simon Peter.
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Our Bible Study runs every year from September to June.
There is a Wednesday morning Bible Study at our sister Church - Grace UMC located at 98 North Sussex Street, Dover, NJ - We meet in the Pastor's Office at 10AM every Wednesday morning during the summer months and in the Lecture room at the church during all other times. ALL ARE WELCOME!
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.