Friday, February 5, 2010

Open Bible Study: Black History Month

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Riverside Church is hosting a series of open Bible studies that show how real-life people overcome life crises. These testimonies sound incredibly powerful:

Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Location: Room 10T

Four ordinary people who confront extra-ordinary crises, become giants of faith, and share their stories.

2/7: Joy Night
Esther Birchett encountered a storm of life-threatening diseases, but faith in God was her solid rock.

Facilitators: Colleen Birchett and Laura Harris
Scriptures: Job 1:1-5, 13-22, II Corinthians 7:14

2/14 God’s Invisible Hand
Near the turn of the 20th Century, George Liggins became homeless, living in the back of trains and off of random day jobs, only to collect skills that helped him later found a church in Chicago.

Facilitator: Barrington Wright
Scripture: Job 23: 3-17

2/21 No Time to Cry
Mamie Till Mobley lost her child, Emmett Till through an act of racial violence, but her faith turned her grief into action, adding momentum to the mid-20th century Civil Rights Movement.

Facilitator: Rev. Fred Dennard
Scripture: Psalm 78

2/28 A Woman with an Issue of Blood
Rev. Diana Timberlake nearly lost her life through complications of giving birth to a child, but her faith drove her to Jesus in the midst of the crisis, giving her a testimony to share with the world.

Facilitator: Dr. Marjorie Horton
Scripture: Psalm 30

These stories are published in the book, How I Got Over by Dr. Colleen Birchett.

There will be book signings following the Sunday morning worship services.

Have you come face-to-face with a personal crisis? How did you deal with it? Did it make you grow closer to God?

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