LENTEN BIBLE STUDY

With Curtis Martin and Dr. Edward Sri

Got questions and prayer intentions for Curtis and Dr. Sri? Send them in here.

Want supplemental resources? Here is the FOCUS Salvation History Bible Study and The Real Story by Curtis and Dr. Sri.

Verses: Genesis 6:5 – 11

Discussion Questions

  1. Sometimes we may wonder what our world would be like if Adam and Eve never fell. What does this story teach us about fresh starts? When is the last time you’ve tried to solve a problem with a “fresh start”?
  2. We are saved by the wood of the cross through the waters of baptism. How is this foreshadowed in the life of Noah? For further reflection see Wisdom 14:1-7 and CCC 1219-1220.
  3. The children of Noah’s sons, Ham and Shem, take radically different paths. How have you seen the sins and virtues of your ancestors affect your family? What virtues do you hope to pass on to future generations of your family?

Discussion Questions

  1. The first paragraph of the Catechism reads, “God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life” (CCC 1). How do you see this truth revealed in God’s relationship with Adam and Eve? How do you see it revealed in your own life?
  2. The devil tempted Adam and Eve to see God as a rival who wanted to restrict their freedom. In what ways do you experience the temptation to deny God’s loving Fatherhood, to exaggerate God’s restrictions or to paint him as a law-giver?
  3. What kind of family did you grow up in (Trustee, Nuclear, Atomistic)? What are some traditions or activities you can do with your family and/or friends to help live as part of the Trustee family of God?”

People Reading a Bible at a Table

Finally, you can understand the

“Big Picture” of the Bible

Many Catholics have a piecemeal approach to the Bible. They might know many individual stories: Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Ten Commandments, Jesus and the Cross.

What’s missing is an understanding of how they all fit together.

This Lent, discover how the many stories of the Bible come together to tell the one story of God’s plan of salvation and our Catholic Faith.

People Watching Bible Study

The Bible reveals the cosmic struggle between good and evil. Far more important than anything we can stream online, this is the story we want written in our hearts.

This Lent, join Curtis Martin and Dr. Edward Sri for a twelve-week walk through “the big picture” of the Bible. This Bible study is perfect for small groups or self-study.

Participants will…

  • Come away with the “Big Picture” of the Bible
  • See the Catholic Faith in Scripture
  • Discover the role they play in the story
  • Learn how to share the story with others

Receive the word.

Share it with others.

This is our call.

THE DETAILS

WHEN Logo

This Lent, 12 sessions

January 23 – April 10

Watch live on Mondays

6:00 pm – 6:55 pm MT

You can also watch (or rewatch) the recording after each session whenever it suits your schedule.

WHO Logo

Benefactors

Mission Partners

Parishioners

Pastoral Ministry Leaders

Alumni

Friends of FOCUS

HOW Logo

Gather in groups (in person or over virtual conferencing)

Watch the presentations

Discuss together!

Reflection questions are provided by FOCUS each week.

Weekly Schedule

6:00 pm MT – Bible Study

6:35 pm MT – Q&A with Curtis and Dr. Sri

6:55 pm MT – Small Group Discussion

Optional but highly encouraged, either in person or via video chat. Organized on your own.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE SESSIONS?

  • Week 1 (Jan. 23)
  • Week 2 (Jan. 30)
  • Week 3 (Feb. 6)
  • Week 4 (Feb. 13)
  • Week 5 (Feb. 20)
  • Week 6 (Feb. 27)
  • Week 7 (Mar. 6)
  • Week 8 (Mar. 13)
  • Week 9 (Mar. 20)
  • Week 10 (Mar. 27)
  • Week 11 (Apr. 3)
  • Week 12 (Apr. 10)
Woman Speaking in a Bible Study

HOW DO I VIEW THE BIBLE STUDY?

A link will be sent to all registered participants.

HOW DO I FIND A GROUP?

You will be responsible for finding a group of people to participate locally. We recommend inviting people in your local parish, friends, and family!

WHY IS FOCUS HOSTING THIS BIBLE STUDY?

Many have expressed a desire to receive some of the training in evangelization and discipleship that FOCUS has successfully employed for nearly 25 years. This is an opportunity to receive specialized formative content and proven evangelization skills to enter more deeply into mission.

“All who believe in Christ should feel, as an integral part of their faith, an apostolic concern to pass on to others its light and joy. This concern must become, as it were, a hunger and thirst to make the Lord known.”

– Pope St. John Paul II