DISCIPLE III: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE is part of the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is prepared for those who have completed DISCIPLE I: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32-week study will read the Major and Minor Old Testament Prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the 13 letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.
Several themes weave their way through the study: the call to remember, the call to repentance, the need for renewed vision, and the place of community. The Prophets and Paul are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people set apart.
Commitment and Time Involved:
- 32-week study
- Three and one half to four hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings
- Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings