Summer Bible Studies

by Pastor Jason
Ah, summer. The surf the sand. Vacations. Brats and burgers on a grill. Outdoor projects. The Reds turning it around as the season goes on (let’s be optimistic) while the calendar pages turning quickly by. And studying God’s Word. Yes, I hope that continues to fit into your summer plans. Now, while I hope we all are connected to scripture in our personal lives (through devotions etc.) the whole year I also hope that we know (and get connected to) the options available Sundays at Zion. And the options are…


The Gospel of Luke. Starts June 2 in the Fellowship Hall. This study will be loosely based upon the Life Lessons study by Max Lucado. Luke is a letter written by a doctor searching for truth, to his friend Theophilus. They shared a love for Christ and a love for the facts. Part letter and part research paper, Luke wants his friend to know that what he has been taught is true. Key themes:


  • Jesus was fully man and fully God
  • Jesus experienced the conflicts of life, yet performed miracles
  • Jesus fulfilled God’s mission and taught of God’s kingdom
  • Jesus’ death and resurrection made possible our relationship with God

Each lesson has the following sections:

  • Scripture – Reading a section of Scripture together.
  • Observation – What stood out in the reading? Think of context, the type of book, the type of author, the time of the church year, the time of calendar year, and why did it especially connect with you.
  • Application – What will you take and apply from this section to your life today?
  • Prayer – How might God help you to apply this beyond today?


Teens will study “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money”. This is a great way to introduce personal finance as well as discover the Bible’s financial principles. It is a great combination of Bible study and practical instruction. Teens will be walked through the biblical understanding of stewardship, and they are taught how to make a budget and track spending. This is appropriate and recommended for middle and high school students.

Kids will have a series called “Toy Bible Studies”. It is totally inspired by the Toy Story movie series! What a coincidence that Toy Story 4 is coming out this summer! Each study will use a simple, fun toy to teach important Biblical concepts. Kids will learn the Bible and about Jesus and have a lot of fun doing it.