LOGAN, W.Va. — The Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church has announced that sixteen of their members completed a year-long Bible study and received certificates of completion on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
Doug Witten, a lay servant at Nighbert, volunteered to lead this year long study. Witten said that the preparation for the study required late night hours so he could put together the proper outline, verses and PowerPoint presentations which help to facilitate the Wednesday evening Bible Studies.”
Participants learned the major themes of all the books, the key verses, the central messages, and what God is saying. They also learned how each book is organized, how it came into being, and its role in the Bible story.
Even more important, they learned how to analyze all 66 books, which are the most significant chapters, where to find the central purpose, and which chief verses to copy and remember. When they completed the study, it brought them greater insight into the Scriptures and more knowledge of God’s Word than they ever thought possible.
This study took them book by book through God’s Word, enabling them to see the progressive step-by-step revelation of His will as perhaps never before. They were able to see God’s Word evolve from the Pentateuch to the Revelation… 66 books written by 40 authors covering approximately 1600 years.
“In this day and age, it is encouraging to see people still wanting to learn about God and the wonderful gifts that the Bible has to offer. It is so important to take time today to spend in His word,” Pastor Tom Beckette said. “We are so proud of the sixteen that took a year of their life and time to complete this study. Obviously, it was very important to them.”