The Yeshiva at BLC
This is the seventh year of our Yeshiva at BLC (read the description entitled "What is a Yeshiva" below) and everyone that participated last year had a great time in the Word of God.
Just read these comments from one of the Yeshiva members: "...the sessions with my study partner often involved deep discussion, these discussions would lead us back to the Word and other sources, sometimes coming to a consensus and other times leading us to more questions. When the full group met, we experienced the same kind of dynamic, only on a larger scale. We had fun, but most importantly, we were grounded in the Word and we gained insight from everyone in the group. Yeshiva study broadened my mind and made me see a much bigger picture of who God is."
Our Study this year: Prayers of the New Testament
Did you know there are 222 prayers in the Bible? What do they have in common? What makes a prayer unique? Is there a formula for prayer? There are many questions we can explore about prayer; let's discuss them together using the prayers of the Bible as our guide.
Join us for Yeshiva this year as we investigate prayer! It will be a great adventure where we are sure to learn valuable lessons concerning our individual and corporate prayers.
Requirements: You need a study partner of your choosing
You may choose your spouse as your study partner otherwise we will only allow male with male or female with female study partners; if you are unable to find a study partner we will try to help pair you up with someone
Cost: $15 per person
Please register for the Yeshiva by using the contact information at the top of this page
What is a Yeshiva?
The term "Yeshiva" is derived from the Hebrew word which means "to sit," reflecting a Jewish tradition of sitting to take lessons. At a yeshiva, students typically incorporate studies of the Torah. Talmud, and Jewish law. Students often stop for prayers, study sessions, and debates to discuss issues which come up during the study. Each student is paired with a study partner or partners to work together, drilling each other, discussing the meaning of the information they study, and debating each other on various points. Students are encouraged to probe more deeply into topics they do not fully understand, and to discuss issues with each other. A thorough course of study in a yeshiva can help someone understand the complexities and fine points of the Scriptures. To put it plainly, it's the old "Iron sharpens Iron" idea of Scripture. (Prov. 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" Anyone at any level of learning can join in and advance their learning and understanding of the Scripture. It's what Jesus refers to as "making disciples" (Matt 28:19-20 "...make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
The Jewish Sages say that Study is the highest form of Worship!! Why?
Because when we worship the LORD in song or in prayer, it is us speaking to God...
but when we invest the time necessary to study God's Word, it is truly Worship because we understand that this is the time when God speaks to us.