Category Archives: Bible Study

Catholic Faith Study (CFS): The Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper

Dear Friends,

The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) is beginning a 3-part series on the Eucharist, or the Lord’s Supper, as it is sometimes called. We will be studying the origins and the meaning of the Last Supper within the context of the Old Testament (OT) scriptures.

We will be studying how the “types” in the OT pointed to the reality in the New Testament. Types such as the Jewish Passover, the manna from heaven given to the Israelites in the desert and the “Bread of the Presence” (show bread) in the Temple. Join us on Thursdays beginning October 11th, then October 18thand 25th at 11:30PM.  Skype connections are available to listen remotely, if you wish.

Contact Henry Avila (henry.j.avila@exxonmobil.com) to be added to our CFS distribution list or to be invited to this series only.

Audio recording of each session will be available soon after the class is held. Come back and check this CFS web page to find a link to the audio recordings if you wish to listen to the class.

People of all faiths are welcome!

The Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist-Part 1

Salvation History – Adam to Moses

Part 1 Audio File

Catholic Faith Study Classes

Dear Friends,

We will be resuming our Catholic Faith Study Classes. Next in the series is “The Existence of God.” In this 3 part series we will discuss various points showing “evidence” for God’s existence that can be used to speak with those who have doubts about God or don’t believe in God. The class will also be offered as a Skype Meeting. If you are interested, please contact Henry J Avila to be added to the distribution list.

People of all faiths are welcome!

Below are the study notes will be used in class. Hope you can make it!

The Existence of God

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Catholic Faith Study (CFS) Series #5

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The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) will begin Series #5 (in 2 parts) entitled “The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell

In this series, we will cover the Church’s teachings regarding the death, the second coming, the nature of heaven and hell, and if we have time, a short explanation of Purgatory.

We will use the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Early Church Fathers to help us understand the aspects of these 4 subjects.

Join us on 2 consecutive Thursdays beginning August 9, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30PM on Skype or in conference room EMHC/E3.4B.361. Then on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in room EMHC/E2.4B.361 and Skype.

Contact Henry Avila to be placed on the CFS distribution list or to receive a calendar invitation.

People of all faiths are welcome!

Did you miss the first session? Check out the audio file below

Part 1

Part 2

Just Open the Door-A Women’s Study of Biblical Hospitality

Just Open the Door

Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors.

Over 7 sessions teach us how to look to Jesus as our model for hospitality. Discover how He lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him.

Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Discover daily rhythms of kindness, generosity, and presence at home and on the go. Learn to view welcome as worship, and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Become a woman of influence through hidden hospitality. Create spaces of welcome in your heart, home, and beyond.

Location: EMHC and Skype – room will vary based on availability

Schedule: Wednesdays, September 5th through December 12 (not including November 21); 11:30-12:30

Contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin to be added to the study!

BSF: People of the Promised Land, Part I

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From Joshua to Solomon, God’s united people entered and flourished in the promised land.

This 30 week studies will begin, separately for both men and women, during the lunch hour beginning in September.

Beginning with Israel’s entrance into Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, People of the Promised Land I and II chart the ups and downs of the nation of Israel. People of the Promised Land I covers the united kingdom of Israel, from Joshua to Solomon.

We will study the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.

Overview

Joshua: In the days after Moses, a new leader would guide God’s people faithfully and courageously into the land the Lord had promised.

Ruth: During the days of Judges, the people repeatedly turned their hearts away from the Lord. Yet amid the darkness, stories of grace, such as Ruth’s, resonate and foreshadow God’s great offer of mercy to the Gentiles.

The Last Judge and First King: Samuel was the last of Israel’s judges and God’s answer to a childless woman’s prayer. Amid the people’s rebellion, God called on Samuel to anoint Saul as Israel’s first king.

David: A great warrior as well as a beautiful poet, David became Israel’s anointed champion. More important, he would be the integral ancestor to the divine King to come, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Solomon: With God’s gift of wisdom, David’s son ruled a peaceful, prosperous nation. He had the great privilege of building the temple in Jerusalem. But Solomon’s wayward ways later in life would set the stage for the nation’s division to come. The subsequent divided kingdom will be covered in People of the Promised Land II.

People of the Promised Land, Part I Themes

Provision
By God’s design, Israel marched to conquer Canaan with no allies in battle. The Lord alone would give His people success.

Leadership
Whether conquering a new land or leading a diverse nation, God anoints leaders to guide His people in His will. The likes of Joshua and David show that great leadership requires faithfulness, prayer, courage and humility.

Holiness
God calls His people to be distinct from the ways and means of the world. God would show His people His desire for holiness for their good and His glory.

Faithfulness
Sin is infectious, and God’s people are not immune to rebellion as they turn to their own ways. Yet God remains faithful to His own. And through mercy and admonishment, He shepherds His people into a deeper relationship with Him.

 

“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.”

Contact Stuart Holland to be added to the Men’s study and Sharon Snoddy to be added to the Women’s study

Learn more about BSF here -> https://resources.bsfinternational.org/

Summer Bible Study in the Gospel of Luke

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  • Tue / Thu @ Hughes Landing 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Skype available for all sessions!
  • Starts week of June 25thBring your lunch, your bible, and a notebook and pen
  • Check out the Study Syllabus

Contact Brandon James for more info and a calendar invitation

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Join us this summer for a 5-week study in the book of Luke. We’ll watch Luke videos from The Bible Project, then discuss the life of Jesus from epiphany and birth through his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. We’ll also pray – so bring your requests and make ready to lift up your brothers and sisters!

Ekklesia is a community at Hughes Landing gathered around faith in Jesus. In addition to studying scripture together, we also pray for each other and for our workplace.

Catholic Faith Study: Sin, Redemption and the Meaning of Life

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 The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) will begin Series #3 (in 3 parts) entitled “Sin, Redemption and the Meaning of Life.

In this series, we will cover God’s original plan of life and love for the human person.  We will examine the questions that reside in the depths of the human heart . . . “Do I have a purpose?”, “Why do I have to suffer?”, “What is the meaning of life?

In our class, we will learn that there are consequences to sin, but that God loved us so much that He did not want us to perish as a result of our darkened hearts. It is the hope of the resurrection that we await through Jesus Christ, our savior.

 We will use the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other Church documents to help us understand the answer to these questions.

Join us on 3 consecutive Thursdays beginning June 14, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30PM on Skype or a conference room that is TBD.

 Contact Henry Avila to be place on a distribution list or for the conference room number.

 People of all faiths are welcome!

Check out these audio files if you missed it!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Create Your Own Study or Chapter

Create Your Own

Bible Study Principles & Guide

 

Create Your Own CCEM Chapter

  • Leverage (and live) CCEM Mission, Vision and Values
  • Consider CCEM Chapter resources needed for planning & coordination. This may include:
    • Organizing group discussion, prayer, studies, etc.
    • Time commitment outside of work hours
  • Per Guidance for Religious Activities in the Workplace secure local HR no exception
    • HR Online for Managers. If you do not have access to this portal, Contact CCEM
    • A minimal level of incidental personal use of the internet or e-mail is acceptable (see examples)
  • Enable appropriate platform (external host, limited email use) to enhance communication/engagement
  • Comply with Site specific guidance when communicating with others (digital & physical options)
  • Work with Management & HR to ensure Site is a place where Christians can appropriately express their faith
  • CCEM desires to remain as a non-Company Sponsored (ERG) organization

 

CCEM Houston Campus Background

  • Kicked off in Oct 2014 with objective of creating a framework for Christians in the workplace to meet, communicate events, and interact with each other
  • Coordinated by a Core Team of volunteers complying with HR, Law and P&GA guidance
  • Since its inception has grown organically to over 870 members (2Q18)
  • Serves as a central hub for Christian activities, bringing visibility to its members through the following:
    • Website (external) – Bible Studies and related events highlighted
    • Publishing Quarterly Newsletters
    • Events (bring your Bible to work day, National Day of Prayer, Christmas Social, etc.)

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Encountering Him

Encountering Jesus

We take comfort that there is peace and freedom in the presence of our Lord.

Topic:               Encountering Him

Dates:              Wednesdays – June 6 | June 13 | June 20 | June 27

Time:                12:00n – 12:50p (Bring Your Lunch)

Location:         TBC

 

Contact Abi Adigun to get added to the invite

Ladies Bible Study – Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

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We are pleased to announce our new Ladies Bible Study which will start May 23 and run through June 27. Details are below and we look forward to having many of you join us. Ladies Bible Study: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny, by Tony Evans.

Find hope in understanding that the sudden or seemingly endless detours in life are God’s way of moving you from where you are to where He wants you to be.

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

This is a six-week video based bible study and while the study guide and book are not a necessary requirement to attend this bible study, they are recommended to deepen your growth. The study guide offers a personal study that provides five days of bible study and learning activities for individual engagement between group sessions. The study guide and book can be found at most book retailers including Lifeway and Amazon.

6 Weeks: May 23 – June 27

Wednesdays: 11:30 – 12:30

To be invited to the study contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin

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