Women’s Bible Study
Nativity Catholic Women’s Bible Study invites all ladies to join us for a 6 week study from March 1 to May 3. We will be learning about “James, Peter, and Jude: The Catholic Letters”, a Little Rock Scripture Study. Were James and Jude identified as Apostles chosen by Jesus? Were they brothers? Were these letters written before the gospels? Why are these known as the “Catholic Letters”?
Most of us are fairly confident in knowing what is in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, telling us about Jesus Christ. We may be familiar with Acts of the Apostles and the writing of St. Paul. We invite you to expand on this knowledge and focus just a few weeks on the letters of James, Peter and Jude. James is a work of wisdom literature, expounding on the themes of faith and good works, as well as the wisdom and the need for the rich to care for the poor. First Peter resembles a sermon on baptism. It is filled with moral exhortations about living out one’s baptismal promises in a properly upright, faith-filled manner. Second Peter contains strong warnings and exhortations to avoid false teachings and to maintain proper ethical conduct while waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jude’s writings are similar to 2 Peter in that he writes about the warnings against false teachings and delivers some pressing Christian admonitions. The letter is justly famous for its majestic closing doxology (24-25) .
These letters were written to strengthen Christian communities — and they may do the same for us.
No need to sign up – just show up!
When: Join us each Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 am
Where: Fr. Ready Room
Contact: Please contact Diane Fields at [email protected] with any questions