Bible Studies

First Baptist offers Bible studies that cover a wide variety of topics and are led by a diverse group of staff and members.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

We invite any who have an interest to join us weekly on Wednesdays beginning at 6:30 AM and finishing by 7:30 AM so that participants can make timely departures to the rest of their Wednesday activities.

Bert Strange, our Bible study leader, holds a Ph.D. in Theology and served as a Chaplain in his U.S. Army career. We follow the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary which often are used as the next-Sunday worship service scripture readings and thus provide previews of the scriptural bases for sermons.

So bring a cup of coffee and join us for systematic, stimulating, and unrestrained discussion of scripture.  We look forward to your joining us when you are able.

  • Wednesdays
  • 6:30-7:30am
  • Starting September 13, 2017
  • AYMC (6th/7th grade classroom)
  • Contact: Bert Strange (bertstrange@yahoo.com)

Hop on Hop off Bible Tour

Join us this fall as Jim Dant takes us on a guided tour of the Bible. Like the “hop on hop off” bus tours of major cities, our goal will be to familiarize you with the overall scope and content of the Bible. You will be able to find your way around and understand the terrain and context like never before. If you’ve ever wondered how all these books fit together – historically, theologically, etc. – this is the study for you. If you find yourself wishing you knew more about the content of each book, this is the study for you. And yes, this is “hop on and hop off.” If you have to miss a week, that’s fine.

The Work of the Body:
To See as We are Seen, To Know as We are Known, To Love as We are Loved

A Study of First and Second Corinthians facilitated by Michelle McClendon

In their book, The First Paul, Marcus Borg and Dom Crossan summarize 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 this way:

For Paul, “love one another” means “standing against the domination systems that rule his world, and collaborating with the Spirit in the creation of a new way of life that stands in contrast to the …wisdom of the world. Love and justice go together. Justice without love can be brutal, and love without justice can be banal. Love is the heart of justice, and justice is the social form of love.”

Join this lively study group as we delve deeply into the letters of the apostle Paul to the ancient Corinthian community, exploring what they might say about privilege, faith, justice and love to the Church in our time. We’ll laugh and cry some, and share our faith stories and journeys as we engage scripture together. Bring your Bible, an adventurous attitude, and come along as we open ourselves to the Spirit living in and through these ancient texts. Anyone is welcome!

  • Fridays
  • 10 – 11:30am
  • September – early Sepember, 2017
  • January – early May, 2017
  • Cost: $50 per semester
  • AYMC
  • Register with Becky Bouton (beckybouton@gmail.com)