Why read the Bible?

This is the first post in a special two-part series on reading the Bible. In these posts, we include helpful excerpts from books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee that provide insight about reading the Bible. BfA gives away some of the referenced books for free. The others can be read for free online or purchased from the publisher’s website.

The Benefits of Reading the Bible

The Bible is the foundation of Western civilization—morally, politically, literarily. Even the secular world recognizes the Bible as the most influential book in the world. It is the highest in its record of the origin of mankind, human history, and prophecies and in its wisdom, profoundness, ethics, and morality.

While these qualities are compelling enough reasons to read the Bible, they cannot compare with the amazing fact that God Himself is embodied and expressed in His Word. But God does not want His words to remain confined in a book, and He tells us so in the Word:

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Fall 2015 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 12pm~1:20pm
  • Room: Santa Cruz (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

NorCal College Retreat Fall 2015

Place: Alliance Redwoods
Conference dates: October 23-25
Registration cost: $117
Registration deadline: October 11
Late registration fee: $30
Late registration cut-off date: October 18
Cancellations after October 18 are subject to a $30 fee (Day-of cancellations are non-refundable)

Please contact admin@DeAnzaChristians.org for questions or registration.

The Perfectness of the Lord’s Power

2 Corinthians 12:9—“And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My poweris perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.”

Note 2 on power says: “For the sufficiency of the Lord’s grace to be magnified, our sufferings are required; for the perfectness of the Lord’s power to be shown forth, our weakness is needed. Hence, the apostle would most gladly boast in his weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over him. Grace is the supply, and power is the strength, the ability, of grace. Both are the resurrected Christ, who is now the life-giving Spirit dwelling in us (1 Cor. 15:45Gal. 2:20) for our enjoyment.”

Cross-reference “b” on power directs us to these verses:

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Spring 2015 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 11:30am~1:20pm
  • Room: One of El Clemente, Don Bautista, and Santa Cruz (see the schedule below)
  • (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

Winter 2015 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 11:30am~1:20pm
  • Room: Don Bautista
  • (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

Fall 2014 Bible Study

  • Every Tuesday 11:30am~1:20pm
  • Room: Don Bautista
  • (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served; welcome both Chinese speakers and English speakers.

Bible Study Schedule

Spring 2014 Bible Study

* Please note the change of Day/time.

  • Every Tuesday 11:30am~1:30pm
  • Room: Don Bautista (but 4/29 in the room Santa Cruz)
  • (cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)

*lunch is served

(Detailed schedule)

NorCal 2014 Spring College Retreat

Place: Alliance Redwoods
Conference dates: March 14-16
Registration cost: $110
Registration deadline (without a late fee): March 2
Late registration fee: $30
Late registration cut-off date: March 9
Cancellations after March 9 are subject to a $30 fee

Contact James Shau jamesshau@yahoo.com to register.

Winter 2014 Bible Study

* Please note the change of room and also only once every other weeks.

Room: Santa Cruz
(cafeteria upper level near conference rooms; see map.)
12:30pm~2:30pm

*lunch is served

Dates Topics Scripture Reading
1/30/2014 Introduction & The Father’s Selection and Predestination,
Speaking Forth God’s Eternal Purpose
Eph. 1:1-6
2/13/2014 The Son’s Redemption and The Spirit’s Sealing and Pledging Eph. 1:7-14
2/27/2014 The Apostle’s Prayer for the Church regarding Revelation Eph. 1:15-23
3/13/2014 The Producing of the Church Eph. 2:1-10
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