Journey Through Scripture
A Parish Based Bible Study Program
General Description of Program
Reading the Bible from the heart of the Church — that’s what the St. Paul Center’s parish-based Bible study program, “Journey Through Scripture,” is all about. It’s a way for ordinary Catholics to grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of the riches of the Catholic faith.
Distinctively Catholic, Journey Through Scripture takes a holistic approach, looking at the entire Bible and how all of its parts work together. It’s grounded in history, yet vibrantly connected to the life of the Church today. The program examines the biblical foundations of key doctrines, and the Bible as a foundation for prayer and the moral life. True to Catholic tradition, Journey Through Scripture trains its sights on Scripture’s literal-historical and spiritual senses; yet it never reduces the study of Scripture to mere apologetics or proof-texting.
Journey Through Scripture is a dynamic series incorporating live presentation, multimedia, small group discussion and some outside reading. The program is currently comprised of four different studies:
1) Genesis to Jesus; 2) The Bible and the Mass; 3) The Bible and Mary; and 4) The Bible and the Sacraments. <Click the titles to read a description of each study.>
The goal of Journey Through Scripture is to help people read the Bible the way the Church does in the Liturgy.
It highlights the pattern of promise and fulfillment that the Catechism and the Lectionary teach us to expect, reading the Old Testament in light of the New and the New Testament in light of the Old — all the while respecting the literary and historical integrity of both Testaments. Our guiding principles are points 101-133 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Looking at Salvation History unfolding throughout the Bible and recognizing that we are part of the story, our desire is to be like the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. We want our hearts to burn within us as we read the words of Scripture and hear them proclaimed at Mass.
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Descriptions of Each Study
Genesis To Jesus
Attention Genesis to Jesus Presenters! All of the Student Notes and Outlines have been published in the Genesis to Jesus book. This means there is no more need to print and hand out copies. Participants can simply purchase the book by clicking here.
The Bible and the Mass
The Bible and Mary
The Bible and the Sacraments