Retired Bishop Bruce Blake has recorded a series
of Sunday School lessons.
Each series has a unique topic,
all wrapped in a Wesleyan style of theological thought.
These videos are available for individuals or groups and free to use.
This 17 session series begins with five basic understandings which are essential for the reader or student of the Library. The series includes introductions to both the Hebrew and Christian libraries and the Apocrypha.
This 21 session series explores the beliefs of Apostle Paul at the conclusion of his ministry. This is the only letter of Paul to a community of faith which he had not visited. Romans does not address a dilemma or problem, rather it is a statement of faith.
This 7 session series identifies the unique characteristics of this letter which was written at the time of severe persecution of the followers of Jesus. This book contains the most explicit proclamation of hope that exists in the 66 books of the Bible.
This 14 session series is based on the understanding that Genesis 1-11 is not a record of history. Rather these chapters are a collection of stories in the common oral history of the Hebrew community. These stories communicate basic understandings of God and the human community.
This 17 session series explores the narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus which was composed to address the prevailing thought in 100 AD that human life does not have a spiritual dimension. The authors of this book present Jesus as God in flesh (the incarnation) not as a once and for all event but rather a once and forever experience, in Jesus and continuing in the lives of followers of Jesus.
This 19 session series identifies and explores the linkage between the preaching of the Hebrew Prophets and the teachings of Jesus. This study affirms that the cradle of Jesus understanding of agape love is rooted in the faith of the Hebrew people.
This 3 session series identifies the basic components of the church for all ages, past, present and future.
This 13 session series explores characteristics of congregations and denominations whose messages and actions are aligned with agape love. The study celebrates faithful stories of the church community in an age that is deluged with critiques and criticism of the faith community.
In this 12 session series Bishop Blake share his spiritual growth as a result of learnings from the Indian Community of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. He learned these vital characteristics of faith without being taught. Rather, he learned by living with the indigenous Indian community for eight years.
In this 19 session series Bishop Blake responds to questions asked by lay persons who are participants in the life of Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield, Kansas. These questions include questions concerning faith, the church, culture and issues of our day.
This 11 session series explores the short and long term impacts of the pandemic from the perspective of faith. The impact of the pandemic have been explored through the lens of economics, culture. politics, social life, & relationships. Viewing Covid through the lens of faith contributes to the ongoing assessment of how Covid changed life throughout the world.
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