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Bible Studies

These Bible studies are on a variety of books and topics.  Some are supplemental resources for the annual United Methodist mission studies.  Others are special online studies.

Chicken & Biscuits and More: AIDS Ministry and Christian Hospitality Bible Study
by Nancy A. Carter
Because stigma and discrimination are major obstacles to effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care, one basic way that churches can help overcome these problems is to truly welcome everyone. Christian hospitality is a key aspect of congregational ministry with people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. This resource looks at several scriptural passages and includes a prayer/meditation.  Read more...
 
Children of the Bible
Web Resources for Mission Study for 2005-2006
We invite you into the stories in the Bible from which we can glean the place of children in ancient times. Stories from both the Hebrew and Greek texts---the Old and New Testaments will call us once again to both love in the face of challenge and yes, to become like a child so that we too enter into the kingdom of God where the hungry are fed, the prisoners are freed and the children are whole people in Jesus Christ. Read more...

 
Faith and Food: Biblical Perspectives

By Elliott Wright, New World Outlook, September-October 2001
Faith and food are inextricably linked in human experience and belief. This includes the act of eating as well as the natural cycles of planting and harvest. One reason is the obvious importance of nourishment to life.  Read more...

 
The Laborers in the Vineyard

United Methodist Women Online Resource 2006
This Bible Study, in several parts, focuses on the differences between God's understanding of "fairness and equality" and our own as revealed in the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Read more...