What Bible Study Means at St. Andrew’s
By Sophie Smal, Communications Coordinator
“But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7.
Although it was a sunny, pleasant day outside, on March 8, 15 or so men and women gathered in a small dark room in the parish hall of St. Andrew’s, Antelope, determined to carry on with their weekly Bible study, even though their electricity was out.
The day before, a moving van bringing in a donated display case had snapped the church’s electric cable.
The Bible study group remained in good spirits as jokes circled the small room, including the witty remark that the church didn’t need light to read the Word, because God was all the light they needed.
Hoping to let in a much light as possible, St. Andrew’s vicar, the Rev. Peter Rodgers, propped the door open with a Bible and jested, “Finally, we have a use for this thing!”
But it wasn’t the only use for the Bible, as the group, led by Anny Genato, discussed Matthew 4:1-11, the passage that depicts Jesus being tempted by the devil in the wilderness.
See portraits of some of the group members and their thoughts about what Bible study means in their lives: