THE ETERNAL WORD
God created man in His spiritual image.
God has had a plan for mankind probably since His first thoughts about creation of the Universe.
God spoke His plan to ancient prophets of Israel, who were privileged to record the plan in Holy Scriptures for future generations.
God raised up men and women who would faithfully preserve Holy Scriptures, even though persecuted or martyred.
God foretold, in the Old Testament, the Messiah (the Christ) who would come to save the souls of mankind.
God revealed, in the New Testament, the Messiah (the Christ) who did come and will return.
God has a people— Israel, Jews— and branches from His people Israel— Christians— who have been entrusted with Holy Scriptures.
For an eternal God, the past is our present and future (eternity past ⇒ eternity present ⇒ eternity future).
We praise God that we may study His Holy Word— His Eternal Word— to better define our relationship with Him.
The Eternal Word Sunday School (Bible Study) Class — RIO Revolution Church — 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, Tennessee
The Eternal Word Class is an adult Bible study class— a Sunday School ministry— of RIO Revolution Church, Maryville, Tennessee.
The teacher is Raymond Finney. Raymond has taught Sunday School classes and other church groups for decades. His primary interests include end-time prophecy, Hebraic customs, and the Judeo-Christian basis for our faith.
This particular class is established on October 9, 2016 in response to congregants' requests for more teaching about end-time prophecy and the relationship we Christians have with our Jewish brothers and sisters. We believe Christianity is a branch of Judaism. We believe the New Covenant is extended from the Old Covenant.
If you are not affiliated with a Bible study class, we welcome you to attend this class. Notes, several pages in length, will be distributed every week. These notes are posted in this Website, if you cannot attend class in person.
We meet every Sunday morning at 10:10 am Eastern time. The church is located at 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, Tennessee, which is south of Blount Memorial Hospital. Sunday worship services begin at 9:00 am and 11:00 am Eastern time.
We will correlate current events with end-time prophecy. Many resources are available for you, including:
Sample of news from around the world:
Sample of news from Israel (English language editions):
News ticker feed of leading stories from The Jerusalem Post — Place cursor over the headline to pause the scroll, and click on the headline to read the article:
News about prophecy:
Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy in Today's News — This prophecy-current news correlation site is written and posted by the class teacher.
POST A NOTE FOR OTHERS TO READ:
Contact the teacher of this class (author of lessons) about suggestions for improvement or errors found:
Click on underlined title (link) to read or print the lesson.