NEW Weekly Small Group Bible Study

Begins the week of January 9th

The Difficult Words of Jesus by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Covenant offers many different opportunities to gather via Zoom for Weekly Bible Study. In January, we begin a study based on Dr. Amy-Jill Levine’s book, The Difficult Words of Jesus, which examines some of the most difficult teachings of Jesus.

Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). He restricts his mission (Matthew 10:6); he speaks of damnation (Matthew 8:12); he calls Jews the devil’s children (John 8:44).

In The Difficult Words of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine shows how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.

Weekly meetings (Zoom and In-person groups) are available. We would love to have you engage in study with us!

To participate in one of the Weekly Bible Study Groups, please join us via Zoom. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chad Bosse (

Tuesday evening (7:00 p.m.)—Dan Milford & Martha Wright:

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Young Adult Bible Study – Tuesday evening (7:15 p.m.)—Chad Bosse

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Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study (10:00 a.m.) — Demarius Douthit
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Thursday evening (7:00 p.m.)—Martha Hernandez & Sharon Fowler

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Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study (7:30 a.m.)— Jay Pitcher & Al Kissling

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