"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
Friday, December 15, 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 2017 - May 2018, we will be using the book The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books by Nancy Guthrie.  This is a follow-up to our studies from the last three years, which were excellent and enjoyed by the ladies who attended. Nursery is provided.  The Bible Study dates for the Fall and Winter quarters are September 12 & 26; October 3, 17, & 31; November 7 & 21; December 5 & 19. 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 CorinthiansRomans chapters 1-8, and Romans chapters 9-16.  During the 2017/18 school year, we will study Hebrews, chapters 1-8.
 
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:
 

Hebrews Theme:
‘Hold Fast to the Superiority of Jesus Christ and the New Covenant’ 

1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.  3He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.  After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.…1Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it….3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself....22This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant….25Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them….23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful….1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen….1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  (Hebrews 1:1-3; 2:1; 3:3; 7:22, 25; 10:23; 11:1; 12:1-2 ESV).    

   
  Lesson   
 Lesson Title  Hebrews  West Houston Northwest Houston   Sugar Land
1 Hebrews for Non-Jews  1 to 13  September 12, 2017 September 13, 2017  September 14, 2017  
2 The Supremacy of Jesus Christ   1:1-4  October 17, 2017  October 18, 2017  October 19, 2017 
3 Better Than Angels  1:5-14  October 30, 2017  November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017
4 A Great Salvation     2:1-4  November 14, 2017  November 15, 2017  November 16, 2017
5 Lower Than the Angels  2:5-9  November 28, 2017  November 29, 2017  November 30, 2017
6 Like His Brothers  2:10-18  December 12, 2017   December 13, 2017 December 14, 2017 
  ***Winter Break***        
 7 Mightier Than Moses 3:1-6  January 9, 2018  January 10, 2018  January 11, 2018
8 While Today Is Today  3:7-19  January 23, 2018  January 24, 2018  January 25, 2018
9 Enter Your Rest  4:1-11 February 6, 2018  February 7, 2018 February 8, 2018
10 Means of Grace  4:11-16  February 20, 2018  February 21, 2018  February 22, 2018
11 Christ Our High Priest  5:1-10  March 6, 2018  March 7, 2018 March 8, 2018
12 Christian, Grow Up!  5:11-6:3  March 20, 2018  March 21, 2018  March 22, 2018
13 Don't Fall Away!  6:4-12 April 3, 2018  April 4, 2018  April 5, 2018
14 Anchor of the Soul  6:13-20  April 17, 2018  April 18, 2018  April 19, 2018
15 Melchizedek, King of Salem  7:1-10    May 1, 2018  May 2, 2018 May 3, 2018
16 The Order of Melchizedek  7:11-19  May 15, 2018  May 16, 2018  May 17, 2018
17 A Priest Forever  7:20-28  May 29, 2018  May 30, 2018  May 31, 2018
18 High Priest of the New Covenant   8:1-13  June 5, 2018  June 6, 2018  June 7, 2018
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