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Bible Studies at Mount Olive

“...they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day…” Acts 17:11

Adult Bible Study Opportunities

Bible Studies at Mount Olive There are three words in that verse that tell us how to “dive” into God’s Word. First, “eagerly”. An attitude of eagerness opens our minds to learn. Second, “examined”. God’s Word is so rich we must not skim it but examine it closely. Third, “every day”. Our need for God’s Word is not occasional but ever day!

Bible Studies offered during the week...

Women's Bible StudyTuesday Women’s Bible Study at 10:30 AM in the Meeting Room: We will continue to study the book of Acts: seeing God's power in action. Synopsis: "Sometimes our lives seem powerless. Not so for the people of the early church. Jesus transformed their lives, and they changed the world! Acts is the extraordinary record of what they did. The power that we see in action in this book is the same power that can transform our lives. Study Acts, and you will begin to understand what the Holy Spirit can do in you, and in the world." Contact Karen Albu at or Carol Martin at 763.427.5305 with any questions.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study meets at 6:00 AM in the Coffee Shop. Contact Jeff Paschke at 763.427.5539.

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study: meets at 6:00 AM in the meeting room by the Coffee Shop. We are studying
2 Corinthians. Anyone interested in joining can call or email Paulette Lenz at 763.576.0933 or

In the Word Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 - 8:00 PM (fellowship until 7:00 PM) in the meeting room. Jim Rootes is the facilitator. This Bible study continues in the Book of Isaiah.  Some interesting points about Isaiah are:

  • * Isaiah’s name means “the Lord saves”
  • * It contains messianic prophecies
  • * God punishes rebellious people; God redeems rebellious people
  • * It contains 66 chapters—the Bible has 66 books; Chapters 1-29 parallels the Old Testament, Chapters 40-66 parallels the New Testament
  • * Isaiah is the 2nd most quoted book in the New Testament; Psalms is the 1st
  • * Isaiah is very similar to Paul’s epistle to the Romans

Martin Luther’s commentary tells that Isaiah preaches to rebuke sin and to prepare people to expect the coming of the Kingdom of Christ.  “The book is truly full of living comforting, tender sayings for all poor consciences and miserable, disturbed hearts.”  (LW 35:278)

The method we are using for this study is to listen to a dramatization reading of Isaiah and then follow-up discussion.  We completed study through Chapter 6.

Again, if you are at church on Wednesday evenings you are invited to In the Word Bible Study.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study in Cana Hall: God has a plan for us to live life to the fullest. He has a plan for us to live full healthy lives. The challenge is fall into our human nature of sin and need help. The book of Colossians is a prescription for healthy living presented in God’s Word—Jesus Christ is above all powers and authorities, in all believers, and is all we need for earth and heaven! Will you choose “healthy living?” Join us in Cana Hall beginning January 7 at 9:15 AM as we look to the book of Colossians to guide us to the Truth and be set free to Live a Life In Christ.

January in Room 1115 (Bookstore) Bible Study: Did you know that there are 7 Hebrew meanings for the word, "praise" in God's word? Using the video teaching by Darren Whitehead and the book Holy Roar, also written by Darren Whitehead and Chris Tomlin, we will be studying those 7 different meanings for praise and worship. The teaching can be found here on YouTube. It is about a 30 minute watch and will inspire your worship to our God! "Praise is not a suggestion, it's a command from our Lord!" Join us Sundays in January in Room 1115 by the Coffee Shop (Bookstore) at 9:15 AM to learn about the first two meanings of Praise!

Bible Study on Sunday Mornings - “Highlighted Verses.”: This Bible study focuses on specific verses (from Genesis to Revelation) that people have highlighted (as having special significance) in their Bibles.  Some were taught not to mark their Bibles so they have no highlighted verses.  However, a Bible as a book is the medium that presents God’s word.  God’s word is living and is not restrained to pages of paper but becomes living in our hearts and souls.  Mark up your Bibles to make it living for you.  Participation is required and the goal to develop confidence to share ones faith with others.  Participation has resulted in great discussions and sharing. 

We recently had an active discussion dealing with Ex 20: 5-6.  These verses contain the words “love” and “hate” in the NIV translation and the discussion focused on the meaning of the two words.  The terms are conventionally used to indicate rejection or loyalty to God through His covenants.  God will not put up with rivalry or unfaithfulness.. God demands exclusive devotion and allegiance to Him.  He will deliver judgement on those who reject or oppose Him, but He will show mercy and vindicate those that repent and are loyal to Him.

The study meets in the second floor meeting room during the Sunday morning education period.  Forms are available to provide information about an individual’s highlighted verses so some preparation can be done before the study.

Contact Jim Rootes at for more information.

MoneyLife Personal Finance Study - Sundays OR Thursdays for 10 weeks starting January 7 or 11: The study will help you find hope and deepen your faith, grow in your generosity, ditch debt permanently, create a solid, reasonable financial plan, make confident financial decisions, develop new attitudes and habits related to money and possessions, save and invest for the future, impart financial wisdom to your children. Contact Jon Holtz at for more information and to register.