"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
Monday, August 20, 2018
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 Winter through Spring quarters are January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3 and 17 and May 1 and 15. 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 1-8Romans chapters 9-16 and Hebrews chapters 1-8.  During the 2018/19 school year, we will study Hebrews, chapters 9-13.
 
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
19  The Tabernacle  9:1-10  September 18, 2018   September 19, 2018   September 20, 2018  
20  The Blood of Christ   9:11-22  October 2, 2018  October 3, 2018   October 4, 2018 
21  The Blood of Bulls and Goats   9:23-10:4   October 16, 2018  October 17, 2018  October 18, 2018
22  Once for All     10:5-18  October 23, 2018  October 24, 2018  October 25, 2018
23  Let Us Draw Near  10:19-31  November 13, 2018  November 14, 2018  November 15, 2018
24  Need of Endurance  10:32-39  November 27, 2018   November 28, 2018   November 29, 2018  
 25  The Hall of Faith  11:1-3  December 11, 2018  December 12, 2018  December 13, 2018
   ***Winter Break***        
26  Antediluvian Faith  11:4-7  January 15, 2019  January 16, 2019  January 17, 2019
27  The Faith of Abraham  11:8-16  January 29, 2019  January 30, 2019  January 31, 2019
28  Faith of the Patriarchs  11:17-22  February 12, 2019  February 13, 2019  February 14, 2019
29  The Faith of Moses  11:23-29  February 26, 2019  February 27, 2019  February 28, 2019
30  Heroes of Faith  11:30-40  March 12, 2019  March 13, 2019  March 14, 2019
31  Run with Endurance  12:1-3  March 26, 2019  March 27, 2019  March 28, 2019
32  Disciplined for Holiness  12:4-17  April 9, 2019  April 10, 2019  April 11, 2019
33  An Unshakeable Kingdom  12:18-29    April 23, 2019  April 24, 2019  April 25, 2019
34  Practical Christianity  13:1-6  May 7, 2019  May 8, 2019  May 9, 2019
35  Outside the Camp  13:7-17  May 21, 2019  May 22, 2019  May 23, 2019
36  Farewell to Hebrews   13:18-25  June 4, 2019  June 5, 2019  June 6, 2019
 
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