The version you've grown up learning is not necessarily the story we get in our gospel accounts. What are these stories really trying to communicate? What background knowledge and understanding are necessary to really understand their radical message? Why not prepare for Christmas by learning the true story of Christmas? This two-part study of the Christmas story took place on Wednesdays, December 9 and 16, 7:15pm, and you can find the scripture readings and notes below.
This was an 8-week online study and discussion that took place Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm, via Zoom
beginning on September 23, 2020.
Introduction: THE BEATITUDES OF JESUS Matthew 5: 1-12 (pdf)Download
1)THE POOR IN SPIRIT-Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven Matthew 5:3 (pdf)Download
2) THE MOURNERS AND THE MEEK Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5: 4,5 (pdf)Download
3) THE MERCIFUL Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 (pdf)Download
4) THE PURE IN HEART Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (pdf)Download
5) THE PEACEMAKERS ‘Blessed are the peacemakers........’ (Matthew 5:9) (pdf)Download
6) THE PROPHETS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Matthew 5:6 (pdf)Download
The Psalms of Israel have been composed to express the vast range of intense and traumatic experiences that make up human experience. They are created to provide a pathway to personal and corporate 'therapy,' as a means to rebuilding life and growing it toward greater fullness and peace.
But to tap into their power, we must learn their structure and how they work to heal and transfigure human experience.
It is no accident that the Psalms are not only the part of scripture most quoted by Jesus, but also the poetry and music of the church through the ages, recited not only during worship, but at weddings, funerals, the hospital bed and at celebrations of thanksgiving.
2020/04/07 - Psalms Session 11 (pdf)Download
2020/04/02 - Psalms Session 10 (pdf)Download
2020/03/26 - Psalms Session 9 (pdf)Download
2020/03/19 - Psalms Session 8 (pdf)Download
2020/03/12 - Psalms Session 7 (pdf)Download
2020/03/05 - Psalms Session 6 (pdf)Download
2020/02/27 - Psalms Session 5 (pdf)Download
2020/02/20 - Psalms Session 4 (pdf)Download
2020/02/06 - Psalms Session 3 (pdf)Download
2020/01/30 - Psalms Session 1 & 2 (pdf)Download
It’s been called the “spiritual gospel.”John’s gospel account of Jesus is intended to tell the story inviting the reader on a journey of personal transformation. The journey is intensely personal but also engages how we relate to others toward the formation of relationships of profound friendship and love. More than any other writing in the bible, this gospel uses the word ‘love’, and more than any other gospel, John presents a Jesus wanting to teach his followers how to form richly fulfilling relationships among each other. Out of such personal transformation,followers then become sources of light in a world of darkness.
Sept. 25, 2019 - John Intro and 1 (pdf)Download
Oct. 2, 2019 - John 2-3 (pdf)Download
Oct. 9, 2019 - John 3-5 (pdf)Download
Oct. 16, 2019 - JOHN 6-8 (pdf)Download
Oct. 23, 2019 - John 8-9 (pdf)Download
Nov. 6, 2019 - John 10-11 (pdf)Download
Nov. 13, 2019 - John 12-13 (pdf)Download
Nov. 20, 2019 - John 14-17 (pdf)Download
Nov. 27, 2019 - John 18-19 (pdf)Download
Dec. 4, 2019 - John 20-21 (pdf)Download
It’s a part of our lives and it confronts us in every news broadcast – human suffering. We suffer losses, live with chronic conditions, carry helplessness, fear and stress about how we will cope. What difference does it make that we reach out to “God”? Are there ways to understand and engage suffering that can make a meaningful difference in our lives? The biblical book of Job raises all these questions and more, and provides some ancient wisdom powerfully relevant to human living today. From visual art, plays, novels, philosophy, psychology, music and more, Job has inspired seekers and sufferers in search of deeper answers for thousands of years.
January 31, 2019 - Job Intro 1-2 (pdf)Download
February 7, 2019 - Job 3 (pdf)Download
February 14, 2019 - Job 4-7 (pdf)Download
February 21, 2019 - Job 8-10 (pdf)Download
February 28, 2019 - Job 11-14 (pdf)Download
March 7, 2019 - JOB 15-21 (pdf)Download
March 21, 2019 - JOB 22-31 (pdf)Download
March 28, 2019 - JOB 32-37 (pdf)Download
March 28, 2019 - JOB 38-42 (pdf)Download
April 3, 2019 - JOB 42. 7-17 (pdf)Download
At Armour Heights, we recognize that people have a spiritual hunger innate in all of us. In order to discover what can satisfy such hunger, we need to feel encouraged and free to explore, ask questions, discuss, share and learn. At Armour Heights we are committed to providing such opportunities for individual spiritual development or within group study. For more info, contact Dr. Harris here.