“I say to you, do not swear at all.” (Matthew 5:33-37).
The Bible is full of warnings about vows and expectations on ourselves or others. The reason? Instead of asking God to meet our needs, a vow (or a New Year’s resolution) puts us in the position of swearing before God that we’re going to accomplish something on our own.
Besides, it’s presumptuous. Consider James 4:13-15 – “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.”
The Jewish ceremony of Kol Nidrei on Yom Kippur declared all our vows as annulled and “made void.” And for those who “place no confidence in man,” the Kol Nidrei should apply every day.
Thankfully, God provides another way: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Phil. 4:6).
Our Meeting Schedule
Our community gathers throughout the week at different places on The Block, a neighborhood between downtown and the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas, near the corner of Beacon and Columbia Ave. We'd love to have you join us!
If you can’t make it to The Block, you can listen to podcasts by our elder, Ole Anthony, from the daily Morning Bible Studies, available here. There are also some podcasts available of his Wednesday night Bible studies, available here.
Morning Bible Study is led by Ole Anthony, Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. in The Lair at 5644 Columbia Ave. For information, contact Pete Evans, email@example.com or (214) 738-3349
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. - Bible study at Gary and Judy Buckner's home at 5632 Columbia Ave. Contact Gary Buckner, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 682-8007.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study taught by Ole Anthony at 5640 Columbia Ave., downstairs. Contact Pete Evans, email@example.com or call (214) 738-3349
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. - Bible study at John and Joysanna Rutledge's home at 5640 Columbia Ave., upstairs. Contact John Rutledge firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 385-0230.
We have a great Saturday brunch from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in The Lair, our community restaurant located at 5644 Columbia Ave.
Note: No Sunday Morning meetings
Gary and Judy Buckner's Sunday meal at 4 p.m. in "The Lair," our community restaurant located at 5644 Columbia Ave. Then the Buckner Bible study meets at 5 p.m. next door at 5640 Columbia Ave., upstairs. Contact Gary Buckner, email@example.com or call (214) 682-8007.
The Rutledges' Sunday meal is at 5 p.m. in The Lair. (No Rutledge Bible study on Sundays). Contact John Rutledge, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 385-0230.
All the groups gather to worship together on Sunday from 6 - 7 p.m. at 5640 Columbia, upstairs.
E-mail us: email@example.com
- February 11, 2018 – Ex. 23:20 – 24:18 – Angel of the Covenant, Moses Ascends Sinai
- February 4, 2018 – Ex. 22:24 – 23:19 – Justice and the Poor
- January 28, 2018 – Ex. 21:1 – 22:23 – Statutes
- January 21, 2018 – Ex. 19:6 – 20:26 – The Ten Commandments
- January 14, 2018 – Ex. 18:1 – 19:5 – Jethro’s advice
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- December 2016
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- April 2015
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- October 2011
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- December 2010