Category Archives: Bible Study

Catholic Faith Study – Making Sense Out of Suffering

Dear Catholic Faith Study Friends,
Our next topic will be on the subject of suffering (3 classes, maybe 4, not sure how quickly we will get through the material) based on the book written by Peter Kreeft, “Making Sense Out of Suffering.”
In these lessons we will cover the deep and profound questions we have such as the following:
• Why do I have to suffer?
• If God is all-powerful and all-loving then why does he permit evil to exist?
• Does my suffering have meaning?
• Why do bad things happen to me?
• What is the answer to all these questions about suffering?

When: Thursdays: February 20th, 27th and March 5th

I will send the class notes to the meeting group. Hope you can join us in person or on Skype!

People of all faiths are welcome!

Contact Henry Avila (henry.j.avila@exxonmobil.com) to be added to the distribution list.

Ladies Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God

Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

If hearing God has seemed challenging, you are invited to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart, and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment.

Updated and substantially expanded, this revised study includes weekly insights from author and pastor, Dr. Tony Evans, plus daily opportunities to:
– More deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in our life
– Differentiate His voice from imposters’ voices, even from your own
– Glimpse His guidance in your everyday life
– Grow consistently in obedience, surrender, stillness, and humility

Prepare to continually and expectantly hear from Him.


Location: EMHC or Skype (rooms vary based on availability)

Schedule: Wednesdays at 11:30-12:30pm starting January 22nd, 2020 through June 3rd, 2020.

Contact: Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin

Ladies Bible Study – It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?

Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointment and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.

Discover how our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God.

Contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin to be added to the study

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

Date and Time (CDT): Wednesdays, September 25, 2019 through December 18, 2019, 11:30 – 12:30

Ladies Bible Study – Overcome

Many people feel they are less than who God says they are. We get our identity from our careers, our political positions, our roles in the family, and a number of other lesser things.

However, what is most true about us is that we are made by a God who loves us, and the gospel can bring us into a relationship with Him. When we understand who God is, we more fully understand who we are.

This small group study uses clips from the film Overcomer to examine how we determine our identity and how we can find or true identity in Christ.

Contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin to be added to the study

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

Date and Time (CDT): Wednesdays, August 21, 2019 through September 19, 2019, 11:30 – 12:30

 

Life After Alpha – “Walking with the Lord” Study

Needless to say that life is full of adventure and challenges.  Our Lord Jesus Christ said that “in this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world.”  We will be going through the popular story of David and Goliath to sharpen our walk with the Lord:
 
Dates:          June 19 & 26; July 10 & 17 (Wednesdays)         
 
Time:           Lunch-time (12:00n to 12:50pm)
 
Venue:  Houston Campus (details to be provided)
 
Contacts:       Wong Kum-Yuen, Sam Ortiz & Abi Adigun

Bible Study Fellowship: Acts and the Letters of the Apostles

Join the BSF ExxonMobil Satellite this fall to study Acts and the Letters of the Apostles. Satellite classes will meet from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Tuesdays.

The next study in Bible Study Fellowship, starting in the Fall of 2019, will be Acts and Letters of the Apostles.  In order of appearance: Acts, 1 Peter, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians and James. If you’ve been in BSF awhile, you may notice the lineup is different than previous years of this study. The revised study provides a 30-week format and allows us to spend more time in other portions of the study. (For example, we’ll spend four weeks exploring 1 Corinthians, rather than two, as we have before.) To accommodate this, we have trimmed some epistles from the study – 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, 2 Peter and Jude. We would like to reconstitute these and other BSF materials to create several shorter, off-season studies in the future.  See the following video for encouragement to attend!

Check out the Promo Video

To join the Women’s group, please contact Sharon Snoddy.

To join the Men’s group, please contact Stuart Holland.

2019 Alpha

Alpha

You are invited to join Alpha, a 12 week program that provides a fun and relaxed way to explore the meaning of life and find out more about the Christian faith.

Alpha 2019 Kickoff: Finding faith that empowers your life, could be your greatest adventure! Got Questions about life? Try Alpha.

Alpha Course: Alpha is for anyone who’s curious and is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. The Alpha Course will be held weekly from February 13 – May 15, 2019, from 12 noon – 1 pm CT in HC and HL after a kickoff on February 13. Each week, there will be free lunch (only at HC), a 30 min video and informal small group discussion. You can attend one, many, or all sessions. Alpha is a place where you can be yourself, you can say what you think and challenge everything. No question is too complex or too simple. What your point of view is, it’s as important as anyone’s.

All are welcome! No registration required.

To stay up to date on the session locations, join our Yammer group.

Alpha Schedule

(EMHC sessions are from 12-1pm. HL sessions are from 11-12pm)
Date Topic HL Location EMHC Location
Feb 13 Is there more to life than this? W.10.N122 Horizon
Feb 20 Who is Jesus? W.06.N122 E4.1A.276-326
Feb 27 Why did Jesus die? E.06.N122 Horizon
Mar 6 How can we have faith? W.06.N122 Horizon
Mar 13 Why and how do I pray? W.08.N122 Horizon
Mar 20 Why & how should I read the Bible? W.10.N122 W4.1A.285-335
Mar 27 How does God guide us? W.10.N122 W3.1B.277-307
Apr 3 How can I resist evil? W.10.N122 Horizon
Apr 6 Alpha Day Away (offsite) – The Holy Spirit
Apr 10 Why & how should we tell others? W.08.N122 Horizon
Apr 17 Does God heal today? E.04.N122 Horizon
Apr 24 What about the church? W.08.N122 Horizon
May 1 How can I make the most of the rest of my life? W.08.N122 Horizon
May 8 Celebration! W.10.N122 S1.1A.455
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