The saints of Antioch believe the Bible when it states that we must be "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2). How does this occur? Well, Bible study of course!
Here at Antioch we put an emphasis on the study of God's Word. We have an hour of Sunday school and we also have two hours of Bible study on Wednesday evenings. Even more importantly, we encourage each other to have a vibrant and effective daily Bible study at home. The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy on this very subject when he commanded Timothy to be diligent in his studies so that he could be "approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).
So, if you visit us, be ready to be challenged to "Stay in the Word!".
Sunday school - Colossians
We are currently studying the letter from the Apostle Paul to the congregation at Colossae. This letter was written along with Ephesians and Philemon during Paul’s imprisonment in Rome about 60-62 AD. Note the pattern in the letter that is the same with our previous study in Ephesians: Chapters 1 and 2 – Orthodoxy (doctrine) first; Chapters 3 and 4 – Orthopraxy (practice or application) second. The letter to the Colossians focuses on the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nowhere else are there things written about Jesus in such grand words as there are in this epistle. This epistle was written to glorify our Savior and King and clarify who He is to prevent the erroneous doctrines that were beginning to spread throughout the church in that day.
On Wednesday evenings we are currently doing an expository study on the historical narrative of 2 Samuel. We are using a study guide prepared by AJ Vissage (our music leader) and Pastor Brad based upon their staff meeting devotional.
Women's Bible Study
On every other Tuesday evenings our ladies have an in-depth Bible study. Our ladies have begun their next study. They meet every other Tuesday evening at the Pastor's home to study and discuss the Scriptures. They then encourage each other in applying to their lives what they have studied.