Brown Bag Bible Study – The Clackamas Print


Students open the ledger in a freelance group on campus

Everyone can learn to read, but not everyone has the ability to understand what they read. The Brown Bag Bible Study is a small group of students who meet at Clackamas Community College. They read Bible verses, analyze them and share their thoughts.

Before the start of the meeting, they start by introducing themselves in order to get to know each other, especially if there are new people. It’s a great way to get to know people and make new friendships, especially since everyone attends the same college.

Patrick Moffatt, a new participant, said: “It makes you feel really good inside to go and meet new people and know their thoughts on God. It makes you want to be a better person.

Since the fall of 2002, Brown Bag Bible Study has been led by adult volunteer Beth England. England has been doing these meetings for some time now, but when asked why, she replied: “One thing I’ve experienced, and one of the reasons I continue to do so, is because which I love when I see a student able to learn something new or they are able to practically apply something, and it helps improve their life, or helps improve their life with God.

They only go through a few verses of the Bible at a time because, in addition to having a limited time, they analyze the passages instead of simply reading them.

England said: “My biggest priority is that we have the opportunity to examine the scriptures, and that we examine the scriptures for what they have to say, but then how they affect us on a practical level. “

They are currently reading Romans 5:1, which states, “Therefore therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. After reading this verse, each student was able to share their thoughts with the group.

Frank George IV, another member of the bible study, said: “For me it is a real light in my life to be able to come here and be here with like-minded people who are going to be positive when there are a lot of negatives there. It really makes me who I am and grows in my faith.

Some main questions discussed at the meeting were: What does peace mean for our culture?

Another Bible study member, Kylee Francher, said, “It gives me a sense of peace and I like to learn more about the Bible and about God because I wasn’t brought up around it.

This quarter, the Brown Bag Bible Study meets Tuesdays at noon at Randall 221.

“We accept everyone, and if you’re not a Christian you can come, and you don’t have to feel like you have to know everything about our faith,” George said.

“We don’t know much about our faith, but we are growing and loving everyone.”

International Baptisms

On February 14, the Light of the World Church celebrated its international baptisms in some of the world’s major cities for the public to view.

In Oregon, the Light of the World Church gathered at the Portland Convention Center at 10 a.m. About 1,800 people attended this event and it lasted about four hours.

As a member of this church, I had the opportunity to attend and witness how everyone rejoiced at this event. I saw how all the church members wore white to symbolize purity of soul after being baptized.

Many church members said they were there to celebrate the love that the Lord Jesus Christ has for the world, which is why this event has become public, so that everyone can witness it.

There was a choir that sang acappella throughout the baptisms. I have seen people crying with joy after seeing a family member submerged in water.

There was an elderly man, Jesus Felix, who was in a wheelchair and also had a desire to be baptized and there were men who carried him in and out of the water.

In the end, there were about 50 baptisms at the Portland Convention Center. Worldwide, in more than 50 countries, more than 50,000 people were baptized and converted to Christianity in one day.

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