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 - "Foundations of Grace in the Old Testament"
Understanding the doctrines of grace provides a clearer picture of God's sovereignty, mercy, and majesty. From the lawgiver Moses to the Apostle John, and from the early church fathers to modern defenders of the faith, there has marched onto the stage of human history a long line of godly men, a triumphant parade of spiritual stalwarts who have upheld the doctrines of grace. In this book, Dr. Steven J. Lawson takes readers on a heart-stirring survey of the Scriptures and their teaching on God's way of salvation. Lawson demonstrates that far from being a sixteenth century invention, the doctrines of grace are the clear teaching of the Bible in its entirety. From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures declare the message of God's sovereign grace in salvation.
In light of the incredible changes occurring everywhere today, what hope does the church have in the face of the rabid rejection by the world of the truth of God's Word? How will all this end? How will God deal with mankind as he spirals faster and faster into sinful behavior in his denial of God? This has happened before, and God judged mankind with a flood that covered the whole earth. "Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Also, "Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth." (Genesis 6:5 and 11-12) God then judged rebellious mankind severely: "Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth". (Genesis 7:23)
So, how will this world end? God provides wisdom in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. The saints of Antioch are beginning an expository study on Wednesday evenings of this book from the Apostle John. May God provide peace and reassurance as we study His truth about the Last Days and the glorious return of Christ our King!
Women's Bible Study
On every other Tuesday evenings our ladies have an in-depth Bible study. Our ladies have begun their next study on prayer. 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.