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April 8 - June 10, 2021

Women’s Thursday Bible Study at 8pm

8:00 - 9:00 pm Zoom Meeting

What is the chief end of man?  To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.  What beautiful words!  We enjoy God the more we know Him. And we come to know Him through the reading of His Word.  Scripture reading is relational – the Living Word meeting with His people, through His written Word.  Yet how often do we rush though it?

The Thursday Bible studies invite the women of the church to join us as we practice a form of Scriptural engagement called Hand Copying Scripture.  What?  Write out Scripture by hand?  Why?  Hand Copying Scripture has been the called the Meditation of Kings by some.  Deuteronomy 17:18-20 records how God instructed the kings of Israel to handwrite the books of the Law for themselves, and to keep it with them, reading it all the days of their lives so that they were familiar with the ways of the Lord.  Scribes were also accredited with a thorough knowledge of God’s Law, no doubt from a lifetime of writing the Law by hand.

We invite you to join us in the practice of hand writing the Scriptures to help us slow down and really savor what we are reading. We will spend 8 weeks hand copying the books of Habakkuk, Malachi and Hebrews.  We will write 50 verses a week (10 verses a day, 5 days a week), then gather weekly to discuss what we are learning as we encounter God through His Word in this new way.

Our first meeting will be on April 8thWe ask that you have hand written the book of Habakkuk for the first meeting.  The Thursday afternoon group will meet via Zoom at 1PM and the Thursday evening group will meet via Zoom at 8PM.  Please contact Lynn Streett to register or if you have any questions:  [email protected]

 

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Alexandria Presbyterian Church | 703-683-3348 | apc.office@alexandriapres.org