The Bishop’s Writings
The “Bishop’s Writings” page is designed to create an area where someone can quickly navigate to the different resources and writings of Bishop Beaudoin.
Below you will find the following sections:
- Bible Studies
- Reading Guides
- Weekly Email Communications
If you cannot find the resources you are looking for, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
In the New Testament Letter to the Ephesians the writer focuses on the power and the gift of God’s amazing grace. One of my “go to” Bible verses is Ephesians 2:8, and this will serve as our memory verse for 2017: the Year of Grace. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). This powerful Bible verse captures both God’s intent and God’s goodness. I would encourage you to memorize this Bible verse, so when I see you, and you recite this verse to me, you will be blessed.
What follows is an 8 session Bible study on the Letter to the Ephesians. I want to encourage you to open your Bible, gather with a group of friends, get outside the 4 walls of the church, and learn what God has to teach you.
One of the great gifts of the Protestant Reformation was a renewed emphasis on God’s transformational grace, and the word transformational is fitting. The Protestant Reformation was a transformational event, which caused a seismic shift in Western Civilization. In the book, Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, and the Making of the Reformation, Dr. Andrew Pettegree captures the spirit of the Protestant Reformation by focusing on the transformation that occurred in 4 related areas:
- The transformation of Martin Luther, from unknown monk to Europe’s bestselling author – ever.
- The transformation of the printing industry.
- The transformation of book production and marketing.
- The transformation of the town of Wittenberg.