Come to the Waters



2015–2016 Horizons Bible study

By Judy Fletcher with Suggestions for Leaders by Larissa Kwong Abazia

Water plays a central role in the stories of scripture, from the chaotic waters of creation to the River of Life in Revelation. Sometimes there is too much water (think Noah); sometimes there is too little water (think drought in the desert). In this study, we explore some of the Bible’s more than 800 references to water, including the delivery of God’s people through the parting of the Red Sea and the crossing of the Jordan River, the judgment of a people weak in faith and the adoption of the people of God through baptism. The rich imagery of water throughout the Bible helps us understand and articulate our faith. Just as water nourishes our bodies, so the scriptures on water nourish our souls.