God’s Word, Our World Studies

We meet almost weekly for group study:  We study God’s Word, reflect on our role as God’s agents in the world, and talk about ways to engage our ever-changing cultural context.  Come visit us on the 3rd floor, Toronto Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6 (southeast corner of King/John), a short walk from St. Andrew subway station.

2017

TBD: Lenten Study: Blessings of the Cross 3: “… remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:12-13)

TBD: Lenten Study Part 4: Blessings of the Cross: “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9: 3).

March 16, 1-2 pm: Lenten Study Part 3: Blessings of the Cross:
“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (John 4:14).

March 1, 12-1 pm: Lenten Study Part 2: Dethroning Mammon: No One Can Serve Two Masters (Matthew 6:24)

Feb 22, 1-2 pm: Lenten Study Part 1: Dethroning the Self: “If anyone would come after me, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23)

Feb 1, 1-2 pm: The Spirit-Empowered Life: “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…” (Acts 2:15-18)

Jan 25, 1-2 pm: The Spirit-Empowered Life: “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:27)

Jan 18, 1-2 pm: The Spirit-Empowered Life: “To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (1 Cor 12:7).

2016

Nov 30, 12-1 pm: Wrapping up Luke’s Gospel

Nov 23, 12-1 pm: Living for God, Living the Right Way, Living for the Right World

Nov 2, 12-1 pm: Living for God, Living the Right Way, Living for the Right World

Oct 19, 12-1 pm: Good News According to Luke: ‘What then should we do?’

Oct 12, 12-1 pm: Good News According to Luke: Economics of Enough

Sept 29, 12-1 pm: Study Series on the Good News According to Luke

Sept 21, 12-1 pm: Fall Kick-off Lunch, Meet and Greet

Sept 14: Community Prayer Walk in the GTA

July 22, 12-1 pm (Lower-level Café): Meet and Greet

July 14, 12-1 pm: Open Forum

May 11, 12-1 pm: Parable of the Good Samaritan

April 20, 12-1 pm: Presentation on Stewardship: Learning from W. Berry and W. Brueggemann: How Good of a Neighbour Am I?

Apr 14, 12-1 pm: Presentation on Stewardship: Learning from W. Berry and W. Brueggemann: A Tale of Two Economies

Apr 6, 12-1 pm: Presentation on Stewardship: Learning from W. Berry and W. Brueggemann: Vocation and Justice

Feb 3, 1-2 pm: Christian Friendship

Jan 28, 12-1 pm: Welcoming the New Year, Prayer, Meet and Greet

2015

Oct 28, 12:10-1:30 pm: Prayer Walk and a Meal

Oct 21, 12-1 pm: Brought to a Place of Abundance (Psalm 66)

Sept 30, 12-1 pm: Pray, Meet and Greet

Sept 16, 12-1 pm: Pray, Meet and Greet

June 10, 12-1 pm: Workplace Grace

June 3, 12-1 pm: Workplace Grace

May 14, 12-1 pm, rm 301: Workplace Grace

May 6, 12-1 pm, rm 305: Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work (by B. Peel, W. Larimore)

April 30, 12:10 – 1:00 pm, rm 313A: Christian Mission and Values in the Marketplace, a special lunch and learn presentation by Stephen DeKuyper, Chaplain, King Bay Chaplaincy

March 25, 12:20-1:20 pm, rm. 305: A Lenten Pause: God’s ‘Suffering Love’

March 18, 12-1 pm, lower level, Toronto Metro Hall: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?: Jesus – Up Close and Personal (A study series on the Book of Mark)

March 11, 12-1 pm, lower level, Toronto Metro Hall: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?: Jesus – Up Close and Personal (A study series on the Book of Mark)

March 4, 1-2 pm, rm. 305: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?: Jesus – Up Close and Personal (A study series on the Book of Mark)

Feb. 18: 12:10-12:50 pm: “Love Your Neighbour Walk”. Meet us at 12:10 in the main lobby of Toronto Metro Hall. Stephen Mills will lead the walk as we pray for loving encounters with vulnerable neighbours along King and intersecting streets.

Feb. 11, 1-2 pm, rm. 305: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?: Jesus – Up Close and Personal (A study series on the Book of Mark)

Feb. 4, 12-1 pm, rm. 304: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?: Jesus – Up Close and Personal (A study series on the Book of Mark)

Jan. 28, 1-2 pm, rm. 301: Pray and Share

2014

Dec. 4, 1-2 pm, rm. 313: His Name is Jesus.  “If only there were someone to mediate between us… someone to remove God’s rod from me so that his terror would frighten me no more. Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.” (Job 9:33-35)

Nov. 19, 12-1:30 pm: Fellowship with non-Christian friends

Nov. 12, 1-2 pm, rm. 301: Thoughtful and Engaged: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)

1-2 pm, rm. 301: Humanizing the Workplace (and Other Spheres)

  • Oct. 8: Belonging in Community: “I cannot be ‘me’ without ‘you’; we cannot be ‘us’ without ‘them’. Together, we have a future.” -P. Carter
  • Sept. 24: The Different ‘Other’: Dignity of Difference
  • Sept. 11:  A Person’s True Worth (Gen. 1:26-28;Psalm 8)

Aug. 27: Faithful and Fruitful: Followers of Jesus (Acts 2-5)

Aug. 20: Faithful and Fruitful: Trained in Enemy Camp, Steadfast in God (Daniel 1-3)

Aug. 13: “It’s not fair”: Psalm 73

July 30: Living in Light of God’s Purpose (John 15:1-17; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 5:7-14)

July 15: Living in Light of God’s Purpose: Countering the Tyranny of the Urgent

May 28: Provision and Wealth: Effects of a Fallen World

March-April: Workplace Grace: Evangelizing in the Workplace (5-part series)

Feb. 12: Sharing our Faith at Work

2013

Dec. 5: Sharing our Faith at Work. A roundtable talk about sharing the Christian faith with co-workers. Join us as we learn more ways than one. This time of year is a good time to share our faith and what Christmas truly means.

Nov. 26: Lunch and film with non-Christians friends

Oct. 23-Nov. 13: Set Free to Serve in Love (Book of Galatians, Galatians: Gospel Matters, by Timothy Keller; the Theology of Work Project bible study resources, www.theologyofwork.org )

Sept. 17-24: Prospering through Unethical Means (Gen. 25:19-34; 26:34-28:9) (A study on ethics, courtesy of the Theology of Work Project bible study resources, www.theologyofwork.org)

July 10-24: Idolaltry, Greed, Dishonesty, Injustice: This is what the Lord Says (select passages in Jeremiah)

June 27-July 5: The Talents and Minas (Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-27)

May 13-June 12: An Active Faith (Book of James)

April 29-May 10: What Kind of Greatness Do You Seek? (Matthew 4:1-11; 23:1-12)

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