I feel that this is a great forum for a continuing Bible study for those who do not have the time or means of joining or forming a personal one, or who are not part of a church community but still searching...  Please keep the comments relating to scripture, if you are going to come to try to debunk the validity of the Bible please keep it respectful, but I would like this to remain more of a spiritual growth topic rather than a place to attack the Bible.

Also, please cite the translation of the Bible you are using, I prefer NIV, that is what I will be referring to...