This week we are celebrating the sacrament of Baptism with Steffen Hamilton. Steffen lives in the Bay Area and has come to us for Baptism through his mother Kelley Nicholson and his grandmother Carol Wallace. Kelley and Carol will also become members of our church with Steffen. Praise God for his work in their lives and opportunity to share in life and fellowship with our brother and sisters in Jesus.
God's word will lead us this week to learn about making disciples.
Last week we looked at using a method to help people read the word of God called the "One Thing" Devotion. This week we are going to look at making a disciple by studying God's word together through a method called Discovery Bible Study or DBS. In order to do this we will look at two Scripture passages: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 to introduce the concept, and then Genesis 11:1-9 to practice the concept together. Please read through these texts and prepare your heart to receive God's word.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Genesis 11:1-19 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.