"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Bible Studies

Covenant Church offers a variety of mid-week Bible Studies in different parts of Houston in member's homes.  These are great times of Study, Personal Growth, Prayer, and Fellowship within the body.  Please contact the church office (281-870-0349) for directions to the study nearest you.  All are welcome.   One of them is right for you! 
  

Ladies Bible Study

 
The Ladies' Bible Study meets at the church on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30.  For our study for the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters, September 2016 - May 2017, we will be using the book The Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books by Nancy Guthrie.  This is a follow-up to our studies from the last two years, which were excellent and enjoyed by the ladies who attended. Nursery is provided.  The Bible Study dates for the Winter and Spring quarters are December 13, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2, 16 & 30. Come join us for a time of Bible study, fellowship, and prayer.  For more information, call the church office (281-870-0349). 
 

Area Bible Studies 

 
Three area Bible studies meet on alternating weeks during the school year.  In the past, we have studied the books of Philippians, Ephesians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon & Colossians, 1&2 ThessaloniansGalatians1 Corinthians, chapters 1-101 Corinthians chapters 11-162 Corinthians, and Romans chapters 1-8.  During the 2016/17 school year, we will study Romans, chapters 9-16.
 
The West Houston Bible study meets on alternating Tuesdays of the month (unless providentially changed) in a home located near the church.  This Bible study is open to everyone.   The evening starts with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the study at 7:00 p.m. and then dessert and coffee. 
 
The Northwest Houston Bible study meets on alternating Wednesdays of the month (unless providentially changed) in a home located near the church.  This Bible study is open to everyone.   The evening starts with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the study at 7:30 p.m. and then dessert
 
The Sugar Land Bible study meets on alternating Thursdays of the month (unless providentially changed) in a home located near Sugar Land. This Bible study is also open to everyone. The evening starts with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the study at 7:30 p.m. and then dessert.
 
The study format is informal, including teaching, discussion, and Q&A.  This is a great way to get involved in a small group and grow in faith and fellowship. 
Contact the church office (281-870-0349) for directions to the study. Click on the highlighted links below for Bible Study Notes:
 

Romans Theme:
‘The Gospel: The Righteous Are Justified by Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ’ 

17For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” … 21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…. 1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death…. 28And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified… 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 1:16-18; 3:21-24; 8:1-2, 28-30, 38-39; ESV).    

   
  Lesson   
 Lesson Title  Romans   West Houston Northwest Houston   Sugar Land
19 Covenant Blessings  9:1-5  August 30, 2016  August 31, 2016  September 1, 2016  
20 The Sovereignty of God   9:6-18  September 27, 2016  September 28, 2016   September 29, 2016 
21 The Divine Potter  9:19-33  October 4, 2016  October 5, 2016  October 6, 2016
22 Call on the Name of the LORD     10:1-13  October 11, 2016  October 12, 2016  October 13, 2016
23 Faith Comes by Hearing  10:14-21  November 1, 2016  November 2, 2016  November 3, 2016
24 The Remnant of Israel  11:1-10  November 15, 2016   November 16, 2016  November 17, 2016 
25 Grafting in the Gentiles  11:11-24  November 29, 2016  November 30, 2016  December 1, 2016
26 The Israel of God  11:25-36  December 13, 2016    December 14, 2016     December 15, 2016   
   **** WINTER BREAK ****        
27 A Living Sacrifice  12:1-8  January 10, 2017  January 11, 2017  January 12, 2017
28 Genuine Christianity  12:9-21  January 31, 2017  February 1, 2017  February 2, 2017
29 Render unto Caesar  13:1-7  February 14, 2017  February 15, 2017  February 16, 2017
30 The Law of Love  13:8-14  February 28, 2017  March 1, 2017  March 2, 2017
31 The Strong and the Weak  14:1-12  March 14, 2017  March 15, 2017  March 16, 2017 
32 Don't Be a Stumbling Block  14:13-23  March 28, 2017  March 29, 2017  March 30, 2017
33 Unity in the Church  15:1-13  April 11, 2017  April 12, 2017  April 13, 2017
34 Apostolic Plans  15:14-33    April 25, 2017  April 26, 2017  April 27, 2017
35 Friends, Romans, Countrymen  16:1-16  May 9, 2017  May 10, 2017  May 11, 2017
36 Apostolic Leave-Taking  16:17-27   May 23, 2017  May 24, 2017  May 25, 2017
 
The above notes are excerpted from commentaries listed in the Schedule. They have been organized and edited together into a composite narrative, but they do not represent original material, phraseology, or ideas. I am indebted to the cited authors for their careful exegesis and explanation of the original and English texts of Romans. DSB
 

"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame." 1 Peter 2:6



  I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."  Psalm 122:1