After God’s Heart will begin its new study – this year on the Gospel According to Matthew – on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. All women are welcome.
After God’s Heart, a community Bible study for women, alternates between the Old and New Testaments each year.
The first book of the New Testament is written by Matthew, a Jewish tax collector, who left everything to follow Christ. He wrote as an eyewitness to many of the events he described, giving firsthand testimony to the words and works of Jesus of Nazareth.
As one of the original 12 apostles, he brings a unique flavor of the Old Testament to this book, showing Christ the son of David as the fulfillment of 60 prophecies from that time, said Barbara Rohland. . It proved that he really was their long awaited Messiah, the King of the Jews, whom the prophets predicted would come to save the world. At the same time, His rejection by the religious leaders of Israel is also a constant theme in this gospel, showing us what we should never do. From the flight into Egypt to the scene of the cross, the shadow of their rejection never fades from the story.
* The evidence of Jesus’ true identity is overwhelming in Matthew, ”she said. “As the Son of God, he shows us one miracle of compassion after another, as he healed broken hearts and fed thousands of hungry people. He also had to be the perfect Son of Man to die on this terrible cross instead of all who would believe in Him. It is difficult to read his suffering. But he was resurrected and was seen by many. He has done so much in his 30 short years on earth. Through his sacrifice, he reconciled all true believers to God and glorified his Heavenly Father. Ultimately, Jesus left his followers, including believers today, with the Great Commission: to spread the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ to a world in need.
Rohland said that Matthew also portrayed Jesus Christ as the victorious king who will someday return at the end of time, “in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” All who believe in Him have a glorious future.
After God’s Heart is led by women from various churches who believe it is a blessing for them to come together “with one accord” to study the infallible Word of God. The group is not affiliated with any church. He trains leaders and encourages women to serve in their own churches. This Bible study for women has been an ongoing study in the community for 30 years. AGH encourages old and new members to join them in worship, fellowship, and Bible study.
“Like last year, we will do everything we can to make each of you feel safe in our surroundings if you decide to come,” Rohland said. “We will again offer a remote way to study at home. “
Questions can be directed to Rohland at 208-290-3729.
AGH meets Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at North Summit Church, Division 201 N. in Sandpoint. It meets in the old south building, participants must enter from the front of the division. The group is taking a break between Thanksgiving and New Years and will complete this study in May. Daycare is free from birth to kindergarten. The cost for the year of study is $ 15, but scholarships are available.