Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Christian Atheist

Greg and I have been in a Wednesday night couples bible study for several years. I always look forward to Wednesday nights. It is especially fun to fellowship with the other couples since we aren't in Sunday school on Sundays with them. We are so blessed by these friendships and have grown spiritually through this bible study group.

This picture is old (and missing the Winklers!) but it is the only one I could find. This was before any babies were added to the group. Now we have 5 babies among us and a 6th on the way. It is an even split - 3 boys and 3 girls. It is so fun! It will be a challenge learning what to do with all the babies during bible study, especially as they grow. For now they either sleep in another room, or little ones stay on laps.

We meet at someones house, and go through a study together. Sometimes we break up into guys/girls, and sometimes we stay all together.

We have done different studies over the years. We have done a bunch ad Tim Keller studies. They are great because they go over a book of the bible and have group discussion questions with great commentary/insight into the verses.

We have also gone through the book Sacred Marriage. I enjoyed this book a lot. It was not just about how to have a great marriage, but how marriage is a tool for God's glory, not just our happiness.

The latest study we are going through is called The Christian Atheist, by Craig Groeshel. I love the format and how challenging and convicting it has been for me. We watch a video for about 15 minutes then go over the group discussion questions in the workbook. There is also a book that we read on our own during the week and answer questions on.

The premise of the book is that as Christians we believe in God but often live our lives as though we don't believe in Him. We delight more in watching an hour of television than reading our Bible. We say money can't buy happiness but we would be a little happier if we got a raise or a bigger house. We believe that Hell is real but still aren't sharing our faith.

I think this has been my favorite study we have done so far. I would definitely recommend this one if you are in a group bible study. We are almost done and will have to decide what to do next. If anyone has done a study that they really enjoyed and would recommend please share!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Very cool! Have to check that one out. We are going through Sacred Marriage in mine and Joey's home group too! Good so far.