one of our faith's most challenging questions: Was Jesus God?

You might think the answer to that question is a simple, "Of course he was!" But the biblical record - particularly from Jesus himself - is not at all that clear. In fact, it can be argued that New Testament writers... and Jesus himself!... by and large declare Jesus NOT to be God!

We don't expect you to believe that assertion now... or ever...if you don't want to. But we warmly invite you to join us for the conversation that arises from our thorough review of Scripture on the issue. In the first two-and-a-half years of this study, we looked at nearly every relevant moment in the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, about 450 passages in total. On January 16, 2022, we launched an exploration of nearly 140 Old Testament passages. When that review finishes, the group will view a video series from a noted New Testament scholar, consider information from a variety of other sources, and then try to reach conclusions on this important topic. It's an ambitious agenda!

Our "To the Pointe" Sunday group meets in fellowship hall on our building's lower level. When winter weather deposits snow and/or ice on the parking lot, as is currently the case, we ask people to park in our west lot, enter through the main entrance, then use the stairs to get to the lower level.

Our current COVID-19 safety protocols require that all persons wear a mask or other facial covering when in the building, which means Bible study participants also mask during their sessions.

We've offered some powerful Bible studies at FCCEM over the years (for example, we conducted a 4-1/2 year, 188 session content review of the Bible from cover-to-cover). "Is Jesus God?" ranks among the best of those studies. We believe this is one of the most comprehensive reviews of the issue of Jesus' divinity that any church study group has ever taken. We'd love to welcome you for a visit.