What we're about
Well, the name says it all! We meet Saturday mornings, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., at Panera's, 1450 Douglas Rd., in Oswego, IL.
The Bible Study will be topical, so each Saturday we will address a different subject and see what scripture says throughout God's Word about that topic. For example, the importance and fruit of obedience, our call to holiness, suffering in the believer's life, etc. The advantage of a topical study is there is no loss of continuity from week to week and we as a group can decide what topics we'd like to cover.
About me: I have been a believer since August of 1982. Since then, I have been a student of God's Word, and consider myself balanced in my study of His Word. In other words, I study what the church fathers have written about God's Word through the centuries and am wary of new interpretations of scripture. My approach to leading a study is that of an Evangelical bent. I spent many years as a Bible Study teacher with the AT&T Bell Laboratories Christian Fellowship as well as a Small Group leader with Vineyard Church. In addition, I spent three years teaching at Wheaton Academy, did graduate course work at Moody Bible Institute, and have written dozen of Bible Studies for my church. As a member of these organizations, I was privileged to interact with Christian Believers of many different bents, from Baptist to Pentecostal. Because of those experiences, I do not sit in judgement as to how one worships versus another. However, I teach scripture is the Word of God, unerring and perfect. I add nothing to it, nor take anything from it. I major on the Majors--such as Jesus is Lord, and minor on the Minors--such as speaking in tongues.
Finally, the purpose of this Bible Study is many fold: to know the truth for it is Jesus and His truth that sets us free (John 8:31-32, 36), to have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), to make friends, to support each other.