DBS Bible Studies look to explore the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. How it is that the cross of Jesus makes possible the forgiveness of sins and how in Jesus we have eternal hope for the future.

These studies are designed for discussion within small groups either online or in person.

Acts 2

Picture this: a bustling ancient city, a diverse cast of characters, and a dash of supernatural special effects. Ever seen a movie where people suddenly start babbling in a bunch of different languages out of nowhere? No? Well, that's just one of the many bizarre and fantastic things that happened in Acts 2. But let's not stop there; it gets even wilder. There's a fiery spectacle that doesn't involve dragons, but tongues of fire descending upon people. We've got a passionate speech from a guy named Peter, and it wasn't just your average speech; it changed everything! Now, if you're thinking, "What in the world is going on here?" You're not alone. We're diving into Acts 2 to decode the mystery, to uncover why this chapter is a turning point in Christian history, and, most importantly, to answer the age-old question: What does all this have to do with me?

Mark 2

Who are the friends that lower the paralyzed man through the roof to get to Jesus, and what does their persistence tell us about the power of faith? How does Jesus' healing of the paralyzed man challenge the religious authorities of his day, and what does this tell us about his understanding of God's grace and forgiveness? What is the significance of Jesus' call to Levi, the tax collector, and how does this illustrate his radical inclusivity and love for sinners? And what do the various conflicts that arise in this chapter - between Jesus and the Pharisees, between his disciples and the religious leaders, and between his approach to Sabbath observance and that of the Jewish authorities - reveal about the tensions and challenges inherent in living a life of faith?