Servants' News

July/August 1999

Break Room Bible Study

For a comfortable, informal, neutral spot to listen to Ron Dart’s Sunday morning Born To Win broadcast, my musician buddy who owns the resort where we live has been providing his maintenance shop breakroom. It has become a regular occurrence every Sunday. We had originally tried forming a Sabbath gathering but ran into several conflicts and more or less gave up on it. We would find ourselves in the shop at 9:30 am listening to Born to Win. Mike V., my musician buddy, has became very fond of Ron Dart's manner of addressing topics, now the shop bench is covered with Dart tapes. There are several of the “regular” resort residents who are also frequenting
our sessions. This past two weeks the captain of the Lodge of the Four Seasons cruise boat who works with Mike has been sitting in with us.

There is something more inviting to people who are uncomfortable in regular church formats, to be able to be in an environment that lets them feel comfortable participating in what is usually a spectator sport in other church sponsored studies or services. I know that all who have attended in our garage sessions haven't attended church in years, but definitely possess a zeal for inquiring into the deeper things of God and life. Many of their questions may come off sounding ignorant or stupid in a church setting, but there on the stools in the shop, the questions and the comprehension just seems to flow.

A nice facility is nice, but I've seen a lot happen in the old shop building this summer!

— Paul Kleiss, (Originally posted on the CEM forum)

 

The Bible does contain commands for the Eternal’s people to assemble together on the Sabbath. But I do not know of any verse that says Sabbath assemblies are the primary place to “teach truth”. There are Scriptures that support the concept of teaching truth during our normal daily labor. — NSE

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deut 6:6-7).

“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name” (Mal 3:16).

“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Col 4:6).


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