Bible Studies

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

At Church of the Servant, we believe that becoming a fully-committed follower of Christ involves more than simply coming to worship each week. It is a three-fold process that involves worship, service, and small group experiences. One way of becoming involved in a small group is by joining in one of the several Bible and book studies that are being offered each fall and spring. Consider becoming a part of one of these classes and you will enjoy great teaching, discussion, and prayer while building friendships that enrich your life. For more information, email a PASTOR.

wednesday night dinner & bible study

Resumes Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday Night Dinner - 5:00-6:30 PM  |  Bible Study - 6:30-7:30 PM 
Large-Group Bible Study for Men & Women | 6:30 PM Dinner is available 5:00-6:30 p.m. in Community Hall. Large-group Bible study for Men and Women led by Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will begin at 6:30 p.m. No reservation necessary for the Bible study. If you are planning to have dinner, please register by calling the church office at 405-721-4141 or online at
The Wednesday Evening Pastor's Study with Thomas Hoffmann starts up again beginning January 17, at 6:30 PM. For the next few weeks Rev. Dr. Hoffmann will finish up his study of "The Power of Christ Within You." You do not have to have attended before to enjoy this class about how we really can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to a hurting world.

Then, beginning on February 14, following our Ash Wednesday evening service, Pastor Thomas will begin a Lenten study entitled, "Embracing the Uncertain." Each week for seven weeks, different figures in the Bible will be studied. We'll learn how a desperate father, an anxious crowd, a curious onlooker, and even a man left for dead learned from Jesus how to walk through uncertain times--and how Jesus can help us today.

Finally, starting after Easter, Pastor Thomas will shift to the certainty of the resurrection, and what it means to "Live the Abundant Life." Jesus said in John 10:10, "I have come so that everyone will have life, and have it abundantly." Let's find out how to have the quality of life that Jesus wants for us. 


Below is a pattern for daily Bible Study.  It is called “SOAPY,” using the first letter in the five steps. Daily texts can be found online or by using a daily reading guide. You will need a Bible and some form of journal.  Spiral notebooks, three ring notebooks or bound journals work well.  Begin with a prayer, opening your heart to God.

S - SCRIPTURE: Read the scripture passage aloud. Then, write the scripture in your journal. If it is long, write out the parts that are significant to you. Reading and writing the passage will help put the scripture in your mind and heart.

O - OBSERVATION: What do you notice about the passage?  What is happening?  What might the passage tell you about the nature of God or the person of Jesus Christ?  What truths can you glean about yourself? What might God like to teach you through this scripture? Write your thoughts.  

A - APPLICATION: Ask “How does this scripture apply to my life?” Look for promises in which to take comfort, attitudes to change, challenges to accept, sins to confess, commands to obey, actions to take, examples to follow, or skills to learn. Write in your journal how the scripture applies to your own life. Be specific.

P - PRAYER: Write a prayer to God.  The prayer might be one of praise and thanksgiving, a prayer asking God to help you apply the teaching to your life, a prayer of confession or a prayer of release.  

Y - YIELDING: Ask “What in my life must I yield to God?” This is a question that leads to obedience. Every day, through this Bible study, you will have the opportunity to yield a little more of your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Men's Buck & a Bible

Servant Women in the Word

Resumes Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. | Community Hall | Men
Resumed Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Community Hall | Women
MEN: Grab your Bible and join a group of early-rising, God-filled, fun-loving men in a study led by a pastor. WOMEN: This large group Bible study is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer.

No registration is required. Each session is an independent study, so even if your schedule prevents weekly attendance, feel free to attend as often as possible. Childcare available.

On Tuesday, January 16, Dr. Stephen Gunter we will lead a final Bible lesson on Hebrews — "Christ is the Perfect High Priest." January 16 is a ‘wrap up’ as well as a plan for ongoing studies. This is an ideal time to get us all started for a new season of studies. “Newcomers” come on!

On January 23, Dr. Gunter will commence a new series on Matthew — “Meeting Jesus Again . . . for the First Time.” 
Every lesson will include music and time for table discussion. We are highlighting this new series as DISCOVERY BIBLE. Participants will be given the opportunity to receive a 3-ring binder for their study notes – outlines will be printed out and hole-punched each week, ready to save.
Precept Inductive Study Series


by Kay Arthur
Wednesdays (In-Person), 9:30-11:30 a.m. | January 10 - May 15, 2024
Discover the Limitless Power of God's Name.
So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God -- who He really is, how He works in our lives.  But with Lord, I Want to Know You, that will all change. When you know God more fully by studying His names -- Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others -- you'll gain power to stand strong. You'll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, and provision for your soul's deepest needs. And your walk with God will be transformed.

Let Kay Arthur guide you through the Scriptures in this deeply insightful study. Your daily time with God in His Word will introduce you to the limitless treasure available to you as His child. And these are truths you can share easily with others, individually or in small groups.

Class begins Wednesday, January 10th , at 9:30 am. in Room 12 (at Church of the Servant UMC), and will go through May 15.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS.  Email the following:  your full name, address, email, and cell number to Upon your registration you will receive a link to purchase your book plus a list of what you will need for this class.  Come join me as we together to learn some new and exciting things about the book of Romans, about our God, and about ourselves!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JANUARY 3, 2024 | Contact Nancy Harris at 405-420-5463 or

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