Bible Studies

Ladies’ Bible Studies

After God’s Own Heart: A Study of 1 and 2 Samuel
September 11 – November 20, Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 11 a.m. (with childcare) AND Wednesday evenings, 7- 8 p.m.
Taught by Alyson Averitt at PPC

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel follow the life of David, a shepherd boy who became a warrior, a poet, an outlaw, a prophet, and the king of Israel. Despite all of these accomplishments, it is striking how very relatable David is: brave and self-giving, but also self-centered, subject to the temptations of sin and, in response, humbled and tender towards his Lord. Above all else, David valued his relationship with God and humbled himself before Him in trust and submission. He was an imperfect man after God’s own heart: a man who points us to the true and perfect King of Israel, our Lord Jesus Christ. To register, email Alyson Averitt (

Men’s Bible Studies

The Gospel According to Luke
Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at PPC beginning on September 10
Taught by Grant Simmons ( and Jeff Crow (

Luke says he wrote his account so “that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.” If you would like to study more of the certain account of our Lord Jesus Christ, please come join us on Thursday evenings for study and fellowship.

Ezra and Nehemiah
Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at PPC beginning on September 11
Taught by Dick Lewis ( and Ken Hargrove (

This semester, we will be reading together “Exalting Jesus in Ezra and Nehemiah” by James M. Hamilton Jr. On the first Wednesday of each month, we will meet at a restaurant for prayer, fellowship and breakfast, and on the other Wednesdays, we will meet at the church to discuss the book.

The Parables of Jesus
Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPC beginning on September 11
Taught by Nate Libby (

One of the most accessible modes of teaching in the days of Jesus was parables. A parable is a real-life story with heavenly implications. This fall we will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the Parables of Jesus. Our Lord’s words and wisdom are life-giving and essential to every Christian. As Dr. Richard Phillips says, “The parables search our hearts and try our attitudes, showing us the truth about ourselves as well as pointing the way that God now wants us to go.”

The Attributes of God
Thursdays at 7 a.m. at PPC beginning on September 12
Taught by Joshua Kipp ( and Graham Averitt (

Misconceptions about God abound. But they don’t have to. God has revealed His character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define Him. While we, being finite, can never truly comprehend everything that God is, He desires for us to understand more about Him through His Word. We will spend the semester studying the attributes of God, and exploring how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives.

A Study on the Proverbs
Fridays at 7 a.m. at PPC beginning on September 13
Taught by Michael Breed (

The Book of Proverbs is a marvelous collection of wise sayings and instructions for living a useful and effective life. Taken together, and rightly understood, they offer a much needed “philosophy of practical living.” And like the other books of Scripture, the Book of Proverbs bears witness to Christ by portraying His person and work. Please consider joining us as we seek to apply these Divinely inspired truths to our lives.