August 20 Bible Study – “The Rich Man and Lazarus”

**Theme: Mysteries of God and the Bible
**Topic: Luke 16:19-31 Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
**Where: Paul’s
**Time: 7pm
For address/directions contact me at ceanra@gmail.com or 240-498-9013

Hello Everyone!

Hope you guys are having a good week so far =) . Last week we had a GREAT Bible Study about the life and teachings of Paul, led and hosted by Dr. Callan. Not only did he shed new light on some of Paul’s most controversial teachings, but we also discussed modern applications to lessons from Romans, Corinthians and Ephesians. It was a very insightful experience 😀

A few months ago, I was at a Bible Study and came across two “bizarre” parables found in Luke 16. Upon reading the chapter, I was happily confused; I never thought Jesus would use such stories, almost folktales, to illustrate a point. For this week’s Bible Study, given our Mysteries theme, we will be taking a look into the second parable: “The Rich Man and Lazarus”. Not only is this story different from the typical parable Jesus told, but it is also one of the passages used by some churches to support the doctrine of a physical Hell and Purgatory. Thus, we will take a moment to read the chapter together and try to “decipher” what Jesus was really saying. How is this illustration different from the other parables Jesus told? Why is it that some people consider it a true story rather than a parable? What aspects of it can we consider metaphorical? What is the teaching behind the story? How is it relevant to us today? These are a few of the questions we will be discussing during this week’s Bible Study. Since we will be doing a collective line-by-line analysis during our discussion, there is no suggested reading other than the actual passage. However, if you have any Bible concordances, dictionaries or commentaries, please bring them! They will come in VERY handy during our study 😀

One more thing. After Bible Study, Paul has kindly offered to share with us some pictures he took during his recent trip to Costa Rica. If you are curious to learn about this beautiful country, you are welcome to stay =)

Suggested Reading [Luke 16:19-31]

King James Version ; New International Version ; The Message

As always, feel free to bring a dessert/appetizer/drink to share.

God Bless!! =)

~Cecilia
“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this” Psalm 37:5

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2 Comments on “August 20 Bible Study – “The Rich Man and Lazarus””

  1. Shawn Says:

    Looking forward to be there, will bring some dates that I brought back from China for everybody to taste.


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