The 76th annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University will be Feb. 5-10. This year’s theme is “The Behavior of Belief: Faith and Life in James to Jude.”
“The program is based on the seven brief New Testament books known as the ‘General Epistles,’” Dr. Billy Smith, dean of the FHU School of Biblical Studies, said. “They emphasize the kind of life that is produced in the one whose faith is firmly rooted in God and His inspired word. Behavior is the proof of one’s belief,” he concluded.
In addition to the many Bible classes and lectures throughout the week, special attention will be given to youth ministers and Bible class teachers. Monday and Tuesday will feature sessions especially designed for anyone who ministers to young people in the church. Wednesday will feature classes to promote and strengthen the Bible school program.
This 2012 lectureship and the lectureship book are dedicated to the life and work of Clarence DeLoach. A preacher for more than 60 years, he has served congregations in Georgia, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. He has conducted more than 600 gospel meetings. DeLoach has attended 50 consecutive lectureships at Freed-Hardeman. The dinner honoring him is scheduled for Tuesday evening. Tickets are $12 each and may be ordered in advance by calling 731-989-6769.
Many of the lessons throughout the week are organized in tracks, including leadership sessions for elders, family ministry/counseling, exegesis/interpretation, missions and local ministry.
Keynote sessions each evening at 7:30 will address the theme topic: “The Behavior of Belief.” Chapel sessions Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. will focus on “Faith and Life.”
A complete listing of topics and speakers may be found at fhu.edu/lectureship. Visitors to the site may also register and submit questions for Open Forum.