Bible Study


Bible Study time is a great way to spend time with your fellow Bethanians but more importantly is wonderful, spiritual uplifting experience.  Please consider taking time out of your busy lives to attend one or all of these studies.



BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES!  (for additional information please call church office at 352-787-7275)

Sunday School: •

Sunday School: • Pre-school through elementary meets at 9:15 am.

7 th -12th grade: Pastor Mike teaches this class. Meets at 9:15 am.


Sunday morning Adult Bible Class: The class will embark upon a new study, the "Book of Luke." Attendees are provided a workbook containing an outline of the class sessions and references that will aid in developing the classroom experience. Join us. The discussion begins at 9:15 Sunday morning. You can also join this class via Zoom.


Wednesday mornings - Highland Lakes Bible Study! Where: Highland Lakes Clubhouse; 5500 Clubhouse Dr, Leesburg, FL 34748 Date/Time: Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Call the church office for more details.  NOT available via Zoom.


Thursday afternoon: 5:30 pm in Founder's Hall or via Zoom. The class continues to discuss Paul's letter to the Galatians. We have just begun Lesson 7 of thirteen which is titled "The Fourth Proof -- One in Faith (Galatians 3:26-4:11)". Our goal is to understand better the oneness all Christians share through faith in Christ Jesus. The study material includes an abundance of Bible references to help understand Paul's message for us.

Pastor Mike's Bible Study (Wednesdays 10am at Highland Lakes Clubhouse):

Materials will be posted here for Pastor Mike's Bible Study on 1 John

Bible Poster summary (video link)

Comparison of Prologues to John's Gospel and 1 John

1 John 1:1-4 Handout

1 John 1:5-2:2 Handout

1 John 2:3-11 Handout

1 John 2:12-17 Handout

1 John 2:18-23 Handout

1 John 2:24-29 Handout

Materials from Bible Study on Ephesians:

ESV Text by sections

  • Week 1 "homework": Read through Ephesians one or several times. Note, underline, highlight words/ideas/concepts that repeat. Note things that you know or think you know. Jot down questions. Try to read it as if for the first time. What's new or strange to you?

Ephesians 1:1-1:14 Broken into thought units

  • Week 2 "homework": Ephesians 1:3-14 is on long sentence in Greek. What big ideas do you see Paul developing? How do they connect with the Old Testament faith that leads to Jesus?

The Biblical Storyline of God's Blessing

  • Week 3 - We reviewed Eph. 1:3-14 and focused especially on the blessings of the God the Father: we are chosen, predestined and adopted as sons through Jesus Christ!

Redemption and Exodus connection

  • Week 4 (we didn't meet last week because of Tropical Storm Elsa) - We continued on as we examined the blessings of God the Son: we are recipients of God's grace in Jesus, His Beloved, so that we too are God's beloved children. We talked about how God's grace creates a relationship with us and how we see the mystery of who God truly is through His Son and the salvation offered through Him.

Fracture and Reunion of Heaven and Earth

  • Week 5 - After reviewing the opening blessing that Paul proclaims, we meditated on what Paul says is God's plan in Jesus to "unite all things in Him." In other words, Jesus didn't come just for our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins, rather that is a piece in a larger picture of God's overall plan to restore His broken creation in Christ.

Ephesians 1:15-23 Broken into thought 

Church as the Body of Christ Bible Verses

Ephesians 2:1-10 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 2:1-10 with Chiasm highlighted

Ephesians 2:11-22 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 2:11-22 with Chiasm highlighted

Ephesians 2 - Dividing Wall of Hostility

Ephesians 2 - Background to Ephesians from Acts

Ephesians 2 - What is the Temple?

Ephesians 3:1-13 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 3:1-13 Echoes of keywords

Ephesians 3:14-21 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 4:1-6 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 4:1-16 Broken into thought units

Ephesians 4:8 Psalm Allusion

Ephesians 4:11 Apostles, etc.

Ephesians 4:17-5:2 broken into thought units

Ephesians 4:20-24 translation issue

Ephesians 5:3-14 broken into thought units

Ephesians 5:15-33 broken into thought units

Ephesians 6 broken into thought units

Sunday Morning at 9:15am at church Adult Bible Study

This group meets in-person, but also through Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 837 8737 6590

Passcode: bethany

Thursday evening at 5:30 pm at church Adult Bible Study  

This group takes a break during Lent and Advent as they are encouraged to attend Wednesday evening worship services.

They meet both in-person and also through Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 847 1458 6086

Passcode: Bethany