“The Book of Hebrews:
Three Ways to Transform
(See below for more information)
by E. W. Bullinger
by Pastor Lee Compson
God's Big Picture:
featuring Dr. Herb Bateman
Friday Evening September 8, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the C.E. National Russell Center
Winona Lake, Indiana
Dr. Herbert W. Bateman IV and Dr. George H. Guthre will address God's new covenant promises in Jeremiah and their fulfillment in Hebrews. Pastor Tim Sprankle and Pastor Lee Compson will then lead us in the new covenant practice of the Lord's Supper.
Saturday Morning September 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon at the C.E. National Russell Center Winona Lake, Indiana
Dr. George H. Guthre will address “The Book of Hebrews: Three Ways to Transform your Reading of the Letter.” Dr. Guthrie will help instill confidence in our personal reading and study of the Book of Hebrews.
Tickets for Friday & Saturday $15.00
Sunday Morning September 10, 2017
Dr. George H. Guthre will be preaching at Pleasant View Bible Church. Service begins at 10:00, ends at 11:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
A Pastor’s Perspective — On the Bible
“Building Confidence by Reading the Bible with Others”
by Lee Compson
One of my favorite classes in college focused on C.S. Lewis’ writings. I was familiar with his famous works, but wasn’t ready for the immersion this course would provide. The imagination and symbolism of many of his writings proved difficult to keep up with. Thus each class session became critical because our professor emphasized group discussion as we processed the latest reading. The class dynamic always stimulated and helped piece together Lewis’s stories.
I realize many Christians have a similar experience with the Bible. Even long time churchgoers sometimes feel inadequate when reading and trying to understand the Bible for themselves. While the Bible applies to our modern lives, it is filled with strange terms, strange names, and strange stories that can sidetrack us from fully grasping the message. And though a good study Bible may offer helpful notes, even they can interrupt the flow of reading through a passage.
To overcome these difficulties, reading the Bible with others offers meaningful insights. This can be done in two ways and will boost our confidence in knowing and applying God’s Word.
In the end, group efforts can boost our confidence in handling God’s Word in at least three ways.
Let me put in one final word about this idea. We have created the Let’s Know the Bible Conference for this very issue. We desire to build people’s confidence in their Bible knowledge and application one book at a time. We hope you will attend this year’s event as we seek to be equipped to better handle the book of Hebrews.
He has been involved in vocational ministry since 2002 when he began as an intern at Pleasant View Bible Church focusing on college and young adult ministry. In January 2013, God led Lee and his wife Stephanie to Milford First Brethren where they enjoy serving and leading. He has been on the LKBC board since 2015.
Lee was a contributing author to Glimpses of Christ: Sermons from the Gospels (Kainos Books, 2013), has written several articles for The Voice magazine, and serves as an instructor at Grace College.