Welcome and join us if what follows sounds like you.
Our group of about 12 who have been meeting each Saturday morning from a little before 8:00am MT to about 9:00am MT since 1993. Our practice has been to pick a book from the Bible, read passages to each other and then discuss them in a self lead, facilitated conversational fashion.
There have been pastors as members of the group over the years, as there is one today who act as members using the gifts they’ve been given to deepen our discussions rather than lead them.
The group began in a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and met on a church campus in Centennial, CO. Like all things, covid affected our ability to meet personally. Plus some members had moved to areas of the country as far away as South Carolina, Southern Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, not to mention trips and vacations hither and thither. This has lead us to having our meetings on Zoom so all can attend where ever they are.
The character of the group has expanded over time to now include members from Baptist and Catholic Churches. Thus the conversation typically is Biblically based rather than promoting the ideas of a specific church or proselytizing. This leads to active and I believe stimulating discussions as no one holds back in expressing their faith.
We trust we will not be allowed wander from the path of His truth since He’s promised to be with those who gather in His name. And, our Saviour vouchsafed to us all the Counselor saying, “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.”
Over the years the group's read thru all of the Bible’s books from Genesis to Revelation, and some more than once as we are doing now.
Due to the density of content, and number of Biblical scholars we call on to help structure our conversations and keep us on track, we have begun using the asyougosongs.com website to hold what we learn. Adherence to copyright legislation and rule making has been heightened because of this. Even were there no governing rules, showing respect to those authors who have used their gifts and sweat equity to help us in the passionate quest Jesus has given us, we think it good, right and important for us so to do.
There is no requirement that one attend the Saturday Morning sessions to join the group. Since those times together have been the focus from the day we started, one might miss the essences without that.
Please feel free to communicate insights, commentary, pictures, and music you find in your heart to enlighten us as Jesus forms and leads us, the Bride of Christ to be perfect image bearers of our Savior in eternal worship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.