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Sabbath school classes are the heartbeat of our church community. Each week we spend time learning from Scripture and from each other. Join us on a learning adventure to know God through the systematic study of the Bible.

About Our Weekly Bible Study

Regular Schedule10:00 AM every Saturday morning

Overall View of Adult Classes

The Adult class opens with a short program in the sanctuary which consists of singing, inspirational thoughts, mission stories, and special features. After the opening program, adults group together into a small group for review of the weekly lesson and for discussion.

The purpose of Bible study includes both systematic discovery of God's will and application of biblical principles for our spiritual growth and development. This twofold process of understanding and application provides the basis for Christian living. God needs individuals who are committed to personal study, discovery, and application to life.

Listed below are the steps in basic Bible study:

  • Observing - seeing the basic facts contained in the passage we are studying.
  • Asking - learning the kind of questions to ask of the text we wish to examine and thereby discovering more information.
  • Interpreting - finding out what the text actually means.
  • Cross-referencing - comparing scripture with scripture, allowing the Bible to be its own expositor.
  • Applying - making life applications

You Are Invited!

Come and join us as we look to build a community of serious and mature Bible students.   Feel free to invite someone to come along with you; share the joy of Bible study with family, friends, and neighbors. 

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The Importance of Bible Study

The Bible contains that which will give the Christian vigor of spirit and intellect. The Psalmist says, "The entrance of thy word giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." The Bible is a wonderful book. It is a history that opens up to us the past centuries. Without the Bible we would have been left to conjectures and fables in regard to the occurrences of past ages. It is a prophecy that unveils the future. It is the word of God unfolding to us the plan of salvation, pointing out the way by which we may escape eternal death and gain eternal life. Of all the books that flood the world, however valuable, the Bible is the Book of books, most deserving of our study and admiration. It gives not only the history of this world but a description of the world to come. It contains instruction concerning the wonders of the universe, it reveals to our understanding the character of the Author of the heavens and the earth. In it is the revelation of God to man.  {ST, January 30, 1893 par. 6}

Look at Martin Luther. As he stood before the people he cried out, "The Bible, the Bible, is the foundation of our religion." And we want to search the Scriptures, praying the God of heaven to give us light upon it. And when these doctrines come pouring in upon us from every side, then we can say, "The Bible, and the Bible alone, is the foundation of our religion." We want to believe that the Lord is coming in the clouds of heaven, and show our faith by our works, and be getting ready for His appearing.  {2SAT 28.5}

Many are following the traditions of men; but as the traditions of men are erroneous, and no error has sanctifying power, their souls are not sanctified to God. Yet they hold on to the doctrines of men with firm tenacity, and will not be moved by the testimony of Scripture. They have been educated to believe falsehood, and they use every ingenious method to make it appear that the Bible supports them in their position of error, making falsehood appear to be truth. But the first work to be done by those who would know the truth, is to open the Bible with a determined purpose to conform to the requirements of the word of God, establishing their faith upon "It is written." Make up your mind that your former theories must change if they are not in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible. You are called upon to put forth diligent effort to discover what is truth. This should not be thought a hard requirement; for men are called upon to toil for their temporal and earthly blessings, and it is not to be expected that we shall find the heavenly treasure unless we are willing to dig in the mines of truth, and exercise all our powers of mind and heart to understand.  {RH, March 25, 1902 par. 2}

     We thank God for the Bible; for it is the treasure-house of knowledge, and it is the duty and privilege of every son and daughter of Adam to search the pages of both the Old and the New Testament with diligence, in order that all may know what are the terms of salvation. We are to explore the sacred word as a miner searches the earth, and examines the rocks for hidden treasures, for the gold and the silver concealed in the veins of the mountains. Those who come to the searching of the sacred mine of truth with a humble and teachable spirit, will soon discover jewels of truth that will reward the earnest seeker. The Bible contains the science of salvation, and directs the way to Christ. Do you want to know more of the character of God? then bear in mind that the Bible gives the revelation of Him in the character of Jesus Christ. "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."  {RH, March 25, 1902 par. 3}

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