"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Bible Studies

Covenant Church offers a variety of mid-week Bible Studies. These are great times of Study, Personal Growth, Prayer, and Fellowship within the body. Please contact the church office (covenantoffice@sbcglobal.net, 281-870-0349) for information on the Bible Studies.  All are welcome.  One of them is right for you! 
 
Due to COVID-19, our Bible studies will not be meeting in-person, at least for the remainder of 2020; instead, all the Bible Studies will meet virtually via Zoom.
  

Women's Bible Study, via Zoom

 
       The Women's Bible Study meets each week on Tuesday morning from 10:00 - 11:30 and on Tuesday  
       evening
 from 7:30 - 9:00. All of the meetings will be on Zoom. For our study for September 8, 2020 -  
       January 5, 2021, we are using two books. The books and dates are listed below. 
Join us for a time of study, 
       fellowship, and prayer.  For more information, contact the church office (covenantoffice@sbcglobal.net or 
       281-870-0349).
 
 
                         None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different                                        Suffering Is Never for Nothing          
                                     from Usby Jen Wilkin                                                                     by Elisabeth Elliot                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Lesson Date   Lesson Date   Lesson Date
Intro. & Chapter 1   September 8   Chapter 7   October 20  
Read the book over the holidays      
Chapter 2   September 15   Chapter 8   October 27   Book Discussion  January 5
Chapter 3   September 22   Chapter 9  November 3      
Chapter 4   September 29   Chapter 10  November 10      
Chapter 5   October 6   Conclusion, Recap    November 17      
Chapter 6   October 13            
 
                                                                                                                                                
   

W2W:  Woman to Woman Discipleship 

         The Woman to Woman Discipleship Group meets monthly on the 3rd Friday at 7:00 p.m.  The class 
         meets remotely, via Zoom. We are studying Closer Than a Sister by Christina Fox for 2020-2021. The  
         
schedule is below.  Join us for a time of study, fellowship, and prayer. For more formation, call the church  
         office at 281-870-0349 or email dianewbaker@comcast.net

                                                         Closer Than a Sister, by Christina Fox

  Lesson Date   Lesson Date
  Intro., Chapters 1-3   September 18   Chapters 10-12   January 15
  Chapters 4-6   October 16   Chapters 13, Wrap-Up   February 19
  Chapters 7-9   November 20      
  Christmas Party?   December 11      
 
 

Area (Zoom) Bible Studies 

Due to COVID-19, our area Bible studies will not be meeting in person at least for the remainder of 2020.  Instead we will meet virtually via Zoom on alternating Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  
 
  
The study format is informal, including teaching, discussion, and Q&A.  This is a great way to get involved in a small group and grow in faith and fellowship.  Contact the church office (281-870-0349 or covenantoffice@sbcglobal.net) for information on how to connect to the Zoom Bible study.  Click on the highlighted links below for Bible Study Notes:
 

Schedule for 1 & 2 Peter
 

                                   1 Peter Theme:                                                                          2 Peter Theme:           
                 ‘The Living Stone Is Our Living Hope’                                         'Grow in Grace and Knowledge'

                            

1 Peter 1:3-5, 18-19; 2:4-5, 9-12; 3:18; 4:12-13; 5:6-7: 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time…. 18knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot…. 4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…. 9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  10Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.  11Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.  12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.… 18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…. 12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  13But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed…. 6Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (ESV).

2 Peter 1:5-8, 20-21; 2:9-10; 3:9-10, 13, 185For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…. 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.  21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit…. 9then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority…. 9The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed…. 13But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.… 18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.  (ESV).

 

Lesson  Lesson Title  1 Peter  Zoom 
1  Elect Exiles  1:1-2; 5:12-14 September 2, 2020 
2  Our Eternal Inheritance 1:3-12   September 16, 2020
3  Living in Hope 1:13-21  September 30, 2020 
4  Taste and See (Virtuous Circles)  1:22-2:3 October 14, 2020 
5  Living Stones  2:4-10  October 28, 2020 
6  A Beautiful Life  2:11-17   November 11, 2020
7  The Overseer of Our Souls 2:18-25  November 19, 2020 
8  Wives and Husbands 3:1-7  December 10, 2020 
9  For Good  3:8-17  January 7, 2021
10  The Apostle's Creed  3:18-22  January 21, 2021
11  Christian Living   4:1-11 February 4, 2021 
12  Christian Suffering   4:12-19 February 18, 2021
13  The God of All Grace and Glory 5:1-11  March 4,  2021 
Lesson  Lesson Title  2 Peter  Zoom 
14  Peter Squared   1:1-2 March 18, 2021 
15  Confirm Your Calling and Election  1:3-11  April 1, 2021 
16  True Prophecy 1:12-21   April 15, 2021
17  False Teachers 2:1-10a   April 29, 2021
18  Brute Beasts 2:10b-22  May 13,  2021 
 19  The Day of the LORD  3:1-10 May 27,  2021 
 20  Grow in Grace and Knowledge  3:11-18 June 10, 2021 

 

 
The above notes are excerpted from commentaries listed in the Schedule. They have been organized and edited together into a composite narrative, but they do not represent original material, phraseology, or ideas. I am indebted to the cited authors for their careful exegesis and explanation of the original and English texts of 1 & 2 Peter. DSB
 

"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame." 1 Peter 2:6



  I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."  Psalm 122:1