Adult Bible Study

Adult age is an age of responsibility and expectation ,

Stage Key Issue Self – Image Goal Focus Relationship Community
Autonomy / Tentative Choices

(18 – 26)

Autonomy vs. Dependence,
Tentative vs. Lasting Choices
Developing sense of personhood as separate from parents and childhood peer groups Defining self as an individual and establishing an initial life style Testing out new relationships (e.g., love interests, peer groups, and friends) Realigning focus from family of origin to new peers and groups
Young Adult
Transition(27-31)
Turmoil vs. Certainty,
Settling Down vs. Keeping Things Open
Questioning sense of self and who/what we want to become Re-assessing initial life style and making more permanent choices/ commitments Sorting out and deciding which relationships will become more permanent Re-thinking and evaluating commitments and connections
Making Commitments

(32-40)

Master vs. Apprentice,
Permanent vs. Tentative Choices
Firming up/establishing a more permanent sense of self and who/what we want to become Deciding a life direction and defining/ aggressively pursuing a dream of what we want to accomplish in life Making more permanent commitments to love relationships, friends, and peers Establishing more permanent connections and community ties/ responsibilities
Mid-Life Transition

(41-48)

Resolving Key Polarities
Immortality vs. Mortality,
Constructive vs. Destructive,
Nurturing vs. Aggressive
Re-examining realities of projected ego and image vs. true self and struggling to define/accept true self Questioning the dream whether or not it was achieved and developing a more mature sense of what is really important Recognizing/ acknowledging one’s own negative, as well as positive, impact on relationships and correcting course for deeper, more authentic connections Disengaging from group and cultural pressures/norms to re-evaluate and restructure priorities
Leaving a
Legacy(49-65)
Contribution vs. Personal Benefit,
Other vs. Self Centered,
Social vs. Independent Accomplishments
Letting go of earlier inaccurate ego images and accepting oneself as a worthwhile being with weaknesses as well as strengths Making the best of the time one has left to help others and leave a positive legacy Settling into more realistic and rewarding relationships based on recognizing/ forgiving each other’s imperfections as human and helping each other grow Re-engagement on a deeper, more objective, less driven and more productive, level with family, friends, and society
Spiritual Denouement

(66 and beyond)

Hope vs. Despair
Survival of Spirit vs. Mortality
Surrender vs. Control
Accepting self as dependent on a wisdom greater than one’s own, recognizing that wisdom as benevolent, and submitting one’s self and life to that wisdom’s will Tying things up and completing the development of the person/spiritual being we want to become Accepting others and recognizing/ respecting humankind’s diversity as part of a greater wisdom’s plan Recognizing that life is only part of a larger, more enduring spiritual community and helping others understand that

Adult Bible study is the most important among all bible studies because sin will not affect the individual adult only but also family, neighbors and society.  implementing the principles and policies of Christ will prove in action that Christ is love more than words.

Adult Bible Study

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