“God Speaking to People, People Speaking to God.” This is series of 34 study guides I prepared for use at Brookdale Covenant Church. The series was originally designed for use in a weeknight fellowship meeting but later adapted for use in the Sunday morning Adult Formation class. Ideally each session should last 90 minutes but can be shortened to one hour so as to fit the usual Sunday morning time frame. The course begins with the study of the Old Testament people named in Matthew’s genealogy, continues with a number of studies from the Gospels and concludes with a study from the book of Revelation. Additionally, each session includes a devotional prepared from the book of Psalms. Throughout the course care is taken to inform the group members of matters related to ancient history, cultural and development of the Biblical text.
I have taught the book of Job in three churches and in the process came to suspect the book was presented as sacred theater. With this idea in the Fall of 2020 I redacted and scripted the text as a play, leading an adult study through the book in 12 sessions.