Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events, and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it?

In the Epic of Eden Bible Study, Dr. Sandra Richter clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Through text and video teaching, Dr. Richter uses this 12-week study to bring a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East, orienting any study group in time, geography, culture, redemption, and relevance to today – all without diminishing her reader’s faith or “dumbing down” the scripture. Legendary Bible stories take on new life as Dr. Richter clearly articulates their part of a larger pattern, revealing an even deeper significance for the tales individually.

In this study you will:

  • Gain a rich understanding of the context in which the Old Testament was written;
  • “Organize your closet,” making sense of all the Old Testament parts, pieces, and stories you’ve accumulated over time;
  • Discover how the big story of Scripture has serious implications for our present. Just because it happened in the past doesn’t mean it stays there!

Beginning Monday, September 10, 2018, and running for the next 12 weeks, SSUMC will offer the Old Testament Bible Study, “The Epic of Eden.” Thanks to our friends at Asbury UMC, we are able to get the textbooks for this study at the discounted rate of $18.00 each.

You are invited to participate in this exciting Bible Study. Please fill out the form below and return it to the office by August 20, so we can get the books before sessions begin.