Adult Bible Studies
Evangelism in a Skeptical World – Sunday Mornings at 9:15 in Multi-Purpose Room, Beginning January 5
Most Christians already know that they should be telling their friends about Jesus. But they have been poorly equipped with methods that are no longer effective in today’s post-Christian world. In a post-Christian, post-churched, post-reached world we need new methods to communicate the timeless message of the gospel in culturally relevant ways. Adding to what we learned in our study of Tactics, we will continue to look at ways to share the Gospel more effectively in today’s culture. Evangelism in a Skeptical World will provide with more tools for our “tool belt.” These are methods that really work – with university students, urban workers, and professionals – getting past the defensive posture that people have toward Christianity so they can seriously consider the claims of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., Pastor Todd’s Office, Beginning January 8
Basic Bible Teachings
Basic Bible Teachings is specifically designed to teach the basics of the Christian Faith, as found in Luther’s Small Catechism, in easy-to-understand terms and in a highly visual format. This is a great opportunity for young adults or adults who are new to the faith and Lutherans looking for a refresher. We will walk through the five chapters of our study guide as we look at ourselves and our lives in the framework below:
Living with Expectations
Living with Jesus as Savior
Living as God’s Child
Living the Christian Life
Living Forever with Jesus
Women’s Bible Study – Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Beginning in January (meets every two weeks)
This study will take a deeper dive into the Fruit of the Spirit. Following the sermon series on Sunday morning we will take a closer look at love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control, what Scripture tells us about each one and what it means to bear the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning January 9Na.
The Book of 2 Samuel
2 Samuel presents the reign of King David, a man after God’s own heart. Under David’s rule, the nation of Israel prospered, defeating her enemies and extending her boarders. We read of David’s rule in all its glory and success. But the book also presents the darker side of David’s reign as it tells of his weaknesses and failures. David repents of his sin and receives God’s forgiveness, but there are also consequences for his actions. We have much to learn from both David’s triumphs, as well as his failures. Join us as we explore what the life of David can teach us about our own walk with the Lord.