We have this hope as an anchor for the soul.

On Friday, January 19, 2018, the Rev. Jeffery Stivason, Ph.D. began a new series, “Fixing Our Eyes Upon Jesus, Our High Priest.” This series was based upon the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews. A compact letter that reads more like a sermon or oral presentation than a traditional letter. Written to the Jewish Christian community warning them not to go back to the old ways since Jesus Christ is now the fulfillment of the Old Testament law and prophecy.

Reaching back into the Old Testament the author to the Hebrews draws powerful connections with God speaking to his people through the Prophets, “In the Past” but “in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” Wow!

We have enjoyed an enlightening and rich study of God’s word to his people dealing with an historic change not only in their lives but in their church and their relationship to God the father through his son, Jesus Christ, their Prophet, Priest and King.

All lesson were taught by Dr. Stivason unless otherwise noted. Jeff concluded this series on Friday, May 17, 2019. Stay tuned as Jeff plans to start a new series on “Jonah” starting next Friday, May 24th.

We meet every Friday at 6:30am at the Barn at Christ Church at Grove Farm. Check out our “About” page for more details on our weekly Men’s Bible Study and how to find us at CC@GF.

Our leader, Dr. Bruce Bickel announced to our fellowship on Friday, December 21, 2018, that he has passed the teaching baton onto Jeff. Bruce’s Parkinson’s disease has progressed in spite of his PT which is slowing it down. The early morning of our teaching makes it difficult for Bruce to get ready and teach us. Bruce will still be teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesdays at Noon. Bruce hopes to join us again to substitute for Jeff as our teacher as needed. Grace and peace to our dear brother in his time of need.

Here is a link to our previous series, “Living Wisely In An Unwise World.”  And a link to our Bible Study Resources to help in our study of God’s word.


Friday, May 17, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-05-17 One Last Encouragement

Audio: One Last Encouragement

Transcript:

Friday, May 10, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-05-10 God’s Caregivers

Audio: God’s Caregivers

Transcript: 2019-05-10 Transcript – God’s Caregivers

Friday, May 3, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-05-03 Let Love Continue

Audio: Let Love Continue

Transcript: 2019-05-03 Transcript – Let Love Continue

Friday, April 26, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-04-26 Paul’s Mystery Restrainer by Jim Fitzgerald

Audio: Paul’s Mystery Restrainer

Transcript: 2019-04-26 Transcript – Paul’s Mystery Restrainer

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Good Friday

Lesson Plan: 2019-04-19 Lessons We Need to Learn

Audio: Lessons We Need to Learn

Transcript: 2019-04-19 Transcript – Lessons We Need to Learn

Friday, April 12, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-04-12 Sinai or Zion?

Audio: Sinai or Zion?

Transcript: 2019-04-12 Transcript – Sinai or Zion – To Which Have You Come?

Friday, April 5, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-04-05 Salvation or a Mess of Portage

Audio: Salvation or a Mess of Portage

Transcript: 2019-04-05 Salvation or a Mess of Portage

Friday, March 29, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-03-29 The Proof of Sonship

Audio: The Proof of Sonship

Transcript: 2019-03-29 Transcript – The Proof of Sonship

Friday, March 22, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-03-22 Being a Witness Part 2

Audio: Being a Witness Part 2

Transcript: 2019-03-22 Transcript – Being a Witness Pt 2

Friday, March 15, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-03-15 Being a Witness Part 1

Audio: Being a Witness

Transcript: 2019-03-15 Transcript – Being a Witness

Friday, March 8, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-03-08 Faith of Abraham’s Descendants

Audio: Faith of Abraham’s Descendants

Transcript: 2019-03-08 Transcript – The Faith of Abraham’s Descendants

Friday, March 1, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-03-01 Moses’ Fearless Faith

Audio: Moses’ Fearless Faith

Transcript: 2019-03-01 Transcript – Moses’ Fearless Faith

Friday, February 22, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-02-15 Abraham’s Faith Part 2

Audio: Abraham’s FaithPart 2

Transcript: 2019-02-22 Abraham’s Faith – Part 2

Friday, February 15, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-02-15 Abraham’s Faith Part 1

Audio: Abraham’s Faith

Transcript: 2019-02-15 Transcript – Abraham’s Faith Part 1

Friday, February 8, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-02-08 Faith and Its Examples

Audio: Faith and Its Examples

Transcript: 2019-02-08 Transcript – Faith and Its Examples

Friday, February 1, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-02-01 A Faith Persuaded

Audio: A Faith Persuaded

Transcript: 2019-02-01 Transcript – A Faith Persuaded

Friday, January 25, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-01-25 A Terrifying Text

Audio: A Terrifying Text

Transcript: 2019-01-25 Transcript – A Terrifying Text

Friday, January 18, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: 2019-01-18 By A New & Living Way

Audio: By A New & Living Way

Transcript: 2019-01-18 Transcript – By A New & Living Way

Friday, January 11, 2019 –

Lesson Plan: What the Middle East Needs Now – Guest Teacher, Dr. Bob Blincoe, President, Frontiers

Audio: What the Middle East Needs Now

Transcript: 2019-01-11 Transcript – What the Middle East Needs Now

Friday, January 4, 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Lesson Plan: 2019-01-04 The Finished Work of Christ

Audio: The Finished Work of Christ

Transcript: 2019-01-04 Transcript – The Finished Work of Christ

Friday, December 28, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-12-28 Why the Virgin Birth?

Audio: Why the Virgin Birth?

Transcript: 2018-12-28 Transcript – Why the Virgin Birth

Friday, December 21, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-12-21 The Sufficiency of Christ

Audio: The Sufficiency of Christ

Transcript: 2018-12-21 Transcript – The Sufficiency of Christ

Friday, December 14, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-12-14 Once to Bear the Sins of Many

Audio: Once to Bear the Sins of Many

Transcript: 2018-12-14 Transcript – Once to Bear the Sins of Many

Friday, December 7, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-12-07 The Promise of Forgiveness

Audio: The Promise of Forgiveness

Transcript: 2018-12-07 Transcript – The Promise of Forgiveness

Friday, November 30, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-11-30 Atonement & Access

Audio: Atonement & Access

Transcript: 2018-11-30 Transcript – Atonement and Access

Friday, November 23, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-11-23 A Parable of the Present Age

Audio: A Parable of the Present Age

Transcript: 2018-11-23 Transcript – A Parable of the Present Age

Friday, November 16, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-11-16 Five Take-Aways from a Vain Book by Rev. Ted Wood

Audio: Five Take-Aways from a Vain Book

Transcript: 2018-11-16 Transcript – Five Takeaways From a Vain Book

Friday, November 9, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-11-09 New Covenant Blessings

Audio: New Covenant Blessings

Transcript: 2018-11-09 Transcript – New Covenant Blessings

Friday, November 2, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-11-02 A Better Ministry

Audio: A Better Ministry

Transcript: 2018-11-02 Transcript – A Better Ministry

Friday, October 26, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-10-26 My Favorite Text of the Bible by Bishop John Rodgers

Audio: My Favorite Text of the Bible

Transcript: 2018-10-26 Transcript – My Favorite Text of the Bible, What and Why

Friday, October 19, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-10-19 Assurance on Oath

Audio: Assurance on Oath

Transcript: 2018-10-19 Transcript – Assurance On Oath

Friday, October 12, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-10-12 A Better Priest

Audio: A Better Priest

Transcript: 2018-10-12 Transcript – A Better Priest

Friday, August 24, 2018 – back to our Study of Philippians

Friday, August 17, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-08-17 Melchizedek, Like the Son

Audio: Melchizedek, Like the Son

Transcript: 2018-08-17 Transcript – Melchizedek, Like the Son

Friday, August 10, 2018 – back to our Study of Philippians

Friday, August 3, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-08-03 How to Avoid Apostasy

Audio: How to Avoid Apostasy

Transcript: 2018-08-03 Transcript – How to Avoid Apostasy

Friday, June 8, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-06-08 The Danger of Apostasy

Audio: The Danger of Apostasy

Transcript: 2018-06-08 Transcript – The Danger of Apostasy

Friday, June 1, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-06-01 How to Strengthen Weak Conviction

Audio: How to Strengthen Weak Conviction

Transcript: 2018-06-01 Transcript – How to Strengthen Weak Conviction

Friday, May 25, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-05-25 Philippians Introduction “The Sovereign Work of the Holy Spirit” by Dr. Bruce Bickel

Audio: The Sovereign Work of the Holy Spirit

Transcript: 2018-05-25 Transcript – The Sovereign Work of the Holy Spirit

Friday, May 18, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-05-18 Jesus, Our High Priest

Audio: Jesus, Our High Priest

Transcript: 2018-05-18 Transcript – Jesus, Our High Priest

Friday, May 11, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-05-11 God’s Living Word

Audio: God’s Living Word

Transcript: 2018-05-11 Transcript – God’s Living Word

Friday, May 4, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-05-04 What’s This About Sin?

Audio: What’s This About Sin?

Transcript: 2018-05-04 Transcript – What’s This About Sin?

Friday, April 27, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-04-27 Sabbath Rest

Audio: Sabbath Rest

Transcript: 2018-04-27 Transcript – Sabbath Rest

Friday, April 20, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-04-20 Spiritual Cardiology

Audio: Spiritual Cardiology

Transcript: 2018_04_20_Transcript_Spiritual_Cardiology

Friday, April 13, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-04-13 The Glorious Builder

Audio: The Glorious Builder

Transcript: 2018-04-13 Transcript – The Glorious Builder

Friday, April 6, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-04-06 Freedom

Audio: Freedom

Transcript: 2018-04-06 Transcript – Freedom

Friday, March 30, 2018 – Good Friday

Lesson Plan: 2018-03-30 O Captain My Captain

Audio: O Captain, My Captain

Transcript: 2018-03-30 Transcript – O Captain My Captain

Friday, March 23, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-03-23 Look at the Plan

Audio: Look at the Plan

Transcript: 2018-03-23 Transcript – Look At the Plan

Friday, March 16, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-03-16 Signs & Wonders

Audio: Signs & Wonders

Transcript: 2018-03-16 Transcript – Signs & Wonders

Friday, March 9, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-03-09 Do Not Drift Pt 2

Audio: Do Not Drift Pt 2

Transcript: 2018-03-09 Transcript – Do Not Drift Pt 2

Friday, March 2, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-03-02 Do Not Drift

Audio: Do Not Drift

Transcript: 2018-03-02 Transcript – Do Not Drift

Friday, February 23, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-02-23 The Enthroned Son

Audio: The Enthroned Son

Transcript: 2018-02-23 Transcript – The Enthroned Son

Friday, February 16, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-02-16 The Unchanging Son

Audio: The Unchanging Son

Transcript: 2018-02-16 Transcript – The Unchanging Son

Friday, February 9, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-02-09 The Son Our God

Audio: The Son Our God

Transcript: 2018-02-09 Transcript – The Son Our God

Friday, February 2, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-02-02 Worship the Son pt 2

Audio: Worship The Son pt 2

Transcript: 2018-02-02 Transcript – Worship the Son part 2

Friday, January 26, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-01-26 Worship the Son

Audio: Worship The Son

Transcript: 2018-01-26 Transcript – Worship the Son

Friday, January 19, 2018 –

Lesson Plan: 2018-01-19 The Son

Audio: The Son

Transcript: 2018-01-19 Transcript – The Son

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