2016 Q3: Role of the Church in the Community

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2016 Third Quarter’s Study: The Role of the Church in the Community

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This Quarter’s Study Contents

  1. “The Restoration of All Things” • June 25 – July 1  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  2. Restoring Dominion • July 2 – 8  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  3. Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 1 • July 9 – 15  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  4. Justice and Mercy in the Old Testament: Part 2 • July 16 – 22  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  5. Jesus on Community Outreach • July 23 – 29  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  6. Jesus Mingled With People • July 30 – August 5  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  7. Jesus Desired Their Good • August 6 – 12  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  8. Jesus Showed Sympathy • August 13 – 19  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  9. Jesus Ministered to Their Needs • August 20 – 26   Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  10. Jesus Won Their Confidence • August 27 – September 2  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  11. Jesus Bade Them, “Follow Me” • September 3 – 9  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  12. Urban Ministry in the End time • September 10 – 16  Lesson References  Mobile Verson
  13. How Shall We Wait? • September 17 – 23  Lesson References  Mobile Verson

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Bible Versions Table

Scripture references other than from the King James Version quoted by permission in this Bible study guide, for Standard Edition, Third Quarter 2016, are as follows:
ISV. Bible texts credited to ISV are from te International Standard Version Copyright ©  2995-2014 by ISV foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Used by permission of Davidson Press. LLC.
NIV. Scripture quotations credited to NIV are from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright C1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
NKJV. Texts credited to NKJV are from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
NLT. Bible texts credited to NLT are from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
RSV. Bible texts credited to RSV are from Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of  Christ in the U. S. A. Used by Permission. 

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