What we're about

Do you have an interest in becoming better acquainted with the Bible? Let's read it together and share in the discovery! As we think together through the scriptures our goal will be to discover the original intent of the inspired writers. We will not be interested in what the scriptures mean to me in 2020, but what they meant when they were first written. For what they meant at that time is what they still mean today! The very nature of this approach will make the study completely undenominational.

• Are you ready to start a real Bible study?

• Would you like to know how the whole book fits together?

• Would you like to read the Bible with more confidence?

• Do you wish the Bible was more useful in your daily life?

If you’re interested in such a meetup, then please visit us. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Book of Revelation - A Message of Hope

11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd

The word "revelation" in Rev. 1:1 is from a Greek word that means an unveiling or an uncovering. The term applies to what was previously hidden or covered but is now revealed or uncovered. In the context of Rev. 1:1, what is revealed is a message "of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants." It is a "revelation of Jesus" because having received it from the Father, He reveals it to His bond-servants through the apostle John (cf., Joh 12:49).

Revelation is a controversial book, and we may wade into some of these controversies from time to time. However, this will not be the intent of this study. Instead, we will attempt to put ourselves into the shoes of John and the first recipients of this book. For example, how did they understand the time element of the book? Did they see it as a revelation of the church's history throughout the ages until the end of time or of events more than two millennia in the future? Or, did they understand the revelation to be about matters which "must soon take place"? We will be discussing these things in greater detail in our introductory lessons this and, to a lesser extent, in the weekly studies that follow.

Though I would like for this to be a face-to-face meet, for the foreseeable future it will be an online study only. The time for the study will remain the same, Thursday at 7 p.m. The link to join us online is the same for the Meetup on Tuesday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414378122.

I look forward to meeting you as we share the blessings of God's word. Stay healthy and stay in the word. -- Kieran

PS. If you have any questions you would like to address with me, please don't hesitate to ask.

Philippians, a letter of joy from a prisoner of Rome for the gospel of Jesus

11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd

"The numerous references to joy and rejoicing that run all through
Philippians have been noticed by most students. Philippians 4:4
has especially captured my attention: "Rejoice in the Lord always."
Always! Paul himself could rejoice even amidst persecution (1:12-14),
mistreatment from other brothers in Christ (1:15-17), the possibility
of martyrdom (2:17f), the sorrows of bondage (2:28) and weeping
brought on by "enemies of the cross of Christ" (3:18f). None of this
could dampen Paul's joy. His joy in Christ was unconquerable. We
simply must spend enough time with this epistle to understand this
rich treasure we have in Christ, which communicates a joy untouched
by the sorrows of the world." -- L.A. Mott, Thinking Through Philippians

This is a face-to-face AND an online study. The venue will be at the Panera Bread located at 11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa. The link to join us online will remain the same https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414378122.

I look forward to meeting you as we share the blessings of God's word. Stay healthy and stay in the Word. -- Kieran

The Book of Revelation - A Message of Hope

11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd

The word "revelation" in Rev. 1:1 is from a Greek word that means an unveiling or an uncovering. The term applies to what was previously hidden or covered but is now revealed or uncovered. In the context of Rev. 1:1, what is revealed is a message "of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants." It is a "revelation of Jesus" because having received it from the Father, He reveals it to His bond-servants through the apostle John (cf., Joh 12:49).

Revelation is a controversial book, and we may wade into some of these controversies from time to time. However, this will not be the intent of this study. Instead, we will attempt to put ourselves into the shoes of John and the first recipients of this book. For example, how did they understand the time element of the book? Did they see it as a revelation of the church's history throughout the ages until the end of time or of events more than two millennia in the future? Or, did they understand the revelation to be about matters which "must soon take place"? We will be discussing these things in greater detail in our introductory lessons this and, to a lesser extent, in the weekly studies that follow.

Though I would like for this to be a face-to-face meet, for the foreseeable future it will be an online study only. The time for the study will remain the same, Thursday at 7 p.m. The link to join us online is the same for the Meetup on Tuesday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414378122.

I look forward to meeting you as we share the blessings of God's word. Stay healthy and stay in the word. -- Kieran

PS. If you have any questions you would like to address with me, please don't hesitate to ask.

Philippians, a letter of joy from a prisoner of Rome for the gospel of Jesus

11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd

"The numerous references to joy and rejoicing that run all through
Philippians have been noticed by most students. Philippians 4:4
has especially captured my attention: "Rejoice in the Lord always."
Always! Paul himself could rejoice even amidst persecution (1:12-14),
mistreatment from other brothers in Christ (1:15-17), the possibility
of martyrdom (2:17f), the sorrows of bondage (2:28) and weeping
brought on by "enemies of the cross of Christ" (3:18f). None of this
could dampen Paul's joy. His joy in Christ was unconquerable. We
simply must spend enough time with this epistle to understand this
rich treasure we have in Christ, which communicates a joy untouched
by the sorrows of the world." -- L.A. Mott, Thinking Through Philippians

This is a face-to-face AND an online study. The venue will be at the Panera Bread located at 11860 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa. The link to join us online will remain the same https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414378122.

I look forward to meeting you as we share the blessings of God's word. Stay healthy and stay in the Word. -- Kieran

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