MEN’S STUDY RETURNS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
The Epic Miniseries"
The men's study, which meets twice monthly on Wednesday nights, will continue on January 8, 2020, with a video series of ten sessions using the History Channel's entire hit television miniseries entitled, "The Bible: The Epic Miniseries", produced by 20th Century Fox movie studios, viewed on the History Channel in 2013. it displays all of the most significant major biblical events described in the Old and New Testaments in a most dramatic fashion.
For each session we will meet in the church office conference room at 7:00 P.M. for dessert and fellowship. Then we will show the video, followed by a discussion period, and will end with prayer at 8:30 P.M. All men are invited to join us. Come have some dessert and check us out.
For additional materials, we will be using the guidebook designed for small group participant's use with the miniseries at a cost of $10. You may order it by calling the church office at (760) 745-3320.
Men's Study Schedule, "The Bible: the Epic Mini Series"
Video 1, 01/08/20, In the Beginning: After flood, God chooses Abraham to father his people, promises him descendants numerous as the stars; tests Abraham's faith, his descendants driven by famine to Egypt and enslaved by Pharaoh.
Video 2, 01/22/20, Exodus: While Israel exiled in Egypt, God in burning bush sends Moses to Pharaoh to free them; Moses demands their release; God sends plagues; Pharaoh frees them; Moses leads to Mt. Sinai; Gets laws and prepares them for promised land.
Video 3, 02/05/20, Homeland: Israelites battle Canaanites. Wall of Jericho falls; Israelites disobey God, and Philistines allowed to invade and rule them. When the Israelites want a king, God permits the prophet Samuel to anoint Saul as King of Israel.
Video 4, 02/19/20, Kingdom: King Saul and Israelite army face bad odds; David accepts Goliath's challenge, defeats him and leads to victory. Saul fears David means to steal kingship; David becomes King who leads Israel's capture of Jerusalem.
Video 5, 03/04/20, Survival: 400 years later Babylonians invade and force Israelites into exile in Babylon, where their faith is tested. Decades later Cyrus, King of Persia fulfills prophecy and begins to allow Jews to return to homeland and to rebuild temple.
Video 6, 03/18/20, Hope: During Roman's oppression, Mary's faith is rewarded when angel Gabriel announces she will bear Jesus; Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph; they escape to Egypt, and return. John the Baptist baptizes Jesus; and the devil tries to tempt Jesus.
Video 7, 04/08/20, Mission: Jesus and disciples travel and preach love and forgiveness throughout Judea, and perform miracles, including raising Lazarus. Jesus followed by mass crowds, and He and disciples experience resistance from some Jewish leadership.
Video 8, 04/22/20, Betrayal: Jesus comes to Jerusalem on donkey as and when prophesied; preaches in the temple, chastises Jewish leaders, declares he is messiah; High Priest gets Judas to betray Him, and disciples watch Him taken in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Video 9, 05/13/20, Passion: Jesus tried, beaten, sentenced to die; forced to carry his cross to Golgotha; Disciples and mother watch Him be crucified, with prophesies regarding details of His crucifixion, including earthquake and darkness fulfilled.
Video 10, 05/27/20, Courage: Women find empty tomb; Jesus appears resurrected. Jesus delivers final message to disciples, encouraging them to spread His word courageously and promising to send the Holy Spirit and to be with them always to the end of time.