Showing posts with label Bible study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible study. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Lenten Live Stream 2



On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we continued our study of Jesus, using the book Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We explored Jesus as friend. He was a friend to his disciples, to the outcasts, to the overlooked, the powerless, and the lost. He is our friend as well. See what that means for us. If you like what you see and want to join in on Tuesday evenings, connecting with others interested in seeing how our faith is applicable to our daily lives and making a personal connection in the age of "social distancing," go to YouTube and subscribe at my J.S. Brooks channel and become part of the conversation. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber. . ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Friday, February 28, 2020

Beyond Loaves & Fishes: Mark: Week 12




On Tuesday night, February 25, 2020, we picked up on our cliffhanger. We took a look at the greater significance of the conversation between the Syrophoenician woman and Jesus. How far beyond that point we get, only time will tell. Watch and see. If you like what you see, feel free to join us on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube and become part of the family of active Bible studiers meeting regularly.


A little note here on feeling free to experiment and not fearing mistakes. I have intentionally not edited the half hour sessions you see here. I want you to know that it's alright to make mistakes when you're trying something new ... or just keeping right on working in public without a net. It would be easy to clean this up. But, perfection is not what we're after. Only Jesus is perfect. The rest of us make mistakes. How we handle those, especially when we're learning new tricks, is important. I don't like seeing my mistakes made public any more than anyone else, but I feel it is important to see that when I do make mistakes, it's not the end of the world. In fact, if you read the comments happening during the live stream you'll find my friendly followers are quite supportive and willing to work through those technical difficulties right along with me. That's a good thing to know these days.


Wishing you peace. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 11



On Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020, we rejoined the book of Mark with the feeding of the 5,000 in Mark 6:30-44. Come and see what this meant to everyone originally and what it means to us today. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience. Now, we have the recent spate of bugs worked out and are back to technical difficulty free live streaming. Perseverance matters. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 10



On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, we picked up where we left off last week with Mark 5:21-43, the healing of Jairus's daughter interrupted with the healing of the woman with the flow of blood. Come see where that led us, and what is says to us in the present day. Join us live on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., By the way, I was wrong with my prediction at the beginning of the live stream. Ah, the joys of live performance. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 9



When we went live on Tuesday, February 4, we explored Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) to start things off with a splash. Come watch and see where we went from there. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience! We even had a technical difficulty to spice things up. I may edit that out one of these days. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This Little Light of Mine



The sermon for Sunday, February 9, 2020, was based on Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus' referring to his disciples as salt and light. We explored what this means for disciples today ... and what this has to do with a story from the late 1940s that most people know. Come and watch. All are invited.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 8



Warning: we had technical difficulties during this live stream (I suspect one system needs updated and I have to give in and use YouTube's newest iteration of their live streaming programming ... time to learn new tricks) and the transmission will be spotty here and there, and you'll get to enjoy watching me confused and pondering whether to continue or not. Ah, the joys of working live! Anyway, here's what the eveing was supposed to be about: Tonight we keep on moving through Mark. Completing Mark 4 and moving into chapter 5. Dealing with growth, authority, and healing. Powerful topics with plenty of modern day application. Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 8 p.m., and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

This may give me a chance to go back and do some creative editing with a new program I've downloaded. Again, perhaps it's time to learn new tricks?

Discipline Series -- Bible Study



Sermon from January 19, 2020, part of a sermon series on disciplines. Using Romans 15:4-13 as our jumping off point, we explore the distinct advantages of spending time personally reading and studying the library of books and letters that is the Bible. Come and see.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 7



We pick up where we left off last week, finishing off our discussion of Mark 4:10-20, the Parable of the Sower, before moving on into new material, exploring what that parable means for us. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 6



We are picking up with Mark 2:23-28, in which Jesus gets in hot water with the Pharisees for the behavior of his disciples. It has to do with work on the Sabbath and Jesus' reminder of who the Sabbath was made for. From there we'll jump to Mark 4 and things will take an agricultural bent. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 5



We are returning from Christmas and New Year's Day renewed and refreshed. We are picking up where we left off, with friends of the paralytic having raised to roof to reach Jesus. What would YOU do to help a friend get to the doctor today? This is momentous as this is the beginning of chapter 2, a new chapter for a new year and a new decade. Who knows how far we'll get? Of course, this will all depend on whether or not I get home in a timely manner as they are predicting snow at 5 p.m., just in time for me to hit the roads. Let that add some excitement to the evening's wait! Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 4



This week we continue our study of Mark, chapter 1, and perhaps venture into chapter 2. Last week we explored Jesus calling his first disciples and the significance of that event, among other things. Looking forward to continuing our study this Tuesday, December 17, 2019. After today, we'll pick up our studies of Mark again in January, in a new year and new decade. We'll all take off Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve so we can enjoy those events with family and friends and return refreshed. Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 3





Digging deeper into Chapter 1 of Mark, finding out who Jesus is and what the scripture writer wanted us to know about Jesus as he calls his disciples to him. It was a lively class, despite my voice being gravelly as a result of bronchitis. If you like what you hear after the live stream ended, consider joining us next week live on Tuesday night, December 17, 2019, at 8 p.m. by going to the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube, subscribing and hitting the bell. Do that and you'll be able to participate directly in the classes and receive notification prior to the next meeting (which will be in the new year, 2020, as the next two Tuesdays are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 6 & Mark Week 1



On Tuesday night, November 12, 2019, we wrapped up our study of Joshua with the Promised Land belonging to Israel and sanctuary cities established. Then we moved on to a study of the Gospel According to Mark, which was the first of the four gospels written. We had an introduction that night, and we'll plunge into Mark in detail in the next session. It was an interesting evening. Join us! And, should you be near Lansdowne Baptist in Lansdowne, PA, some fine Sunday morning, drop in and join us for worship. We'll be glad to have you. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 5



Tuesday night, November 5, 2019, after we voted, we saw what happens when greed overrides God's rules as the people move toward Ai. We explored what this and much else means for us. Tonight's live stream marked a personal milestone. Something will never be the same again. Also, there's a gaff at the very end if you stick around. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 4



Tuesday night, October 22, 2019, we saw how the people of Israel, following God, will be victorious over Jericho, but will stumble at Ai. Come and watch. Join us and see what message this story has for us today. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 3



Tuesday night, October 15, 2019, we crossed the River Jordan, led by the ark of the covenant, enter into the Promised Land ... and looked toward vanquishing Jericho. Exactly how far we went, well there's only one way to know. Watch and find out. Join us on the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel, subscribing there and meeting with us on Tuesday evenings. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 2



On Tuesday night, October 8, 2019, we plunged into the book of Joshua, studying the first chapters. It was a story of spies in enemy territory, a foreign woman with great faith in Israel's God who outwits the enemy kings troops and sends them off on a wild goose chase. It's a story of rooftop negotiations and a through the wall escape. It was all very exciting. Come see for yourself!. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 11 & Joshua: Week 1



In this episode, we wrapped up our study of the book of Judges, with the remainder of Samson's long and violent career. Then we moved on to an introduction to the book of Joshua. After Joshua, we will turn to something from the New Testament. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 10



We have moved into a study of Samson in Judges. Samson will be our last judge examined and the last we will draw on for life application. We'll have to decide which book to study next. Hope to see you there. All are welcome. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder