Adult Bible Studies
Sunday Mornings, 9:15, Multi-purpose Room, Starting September 8
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
In a world indifferent or even opposed to Christian truth, followers of Christ must be better equipped to communicate the timeless of the Christian faith. But how do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving you wrong and won’t accept the Bible as a source of authority?
In Tactics, we will learn from Gregory Koukl how to artfully regain control of conversations, keep them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. We’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields of a challenging discussion, how to stop challengers in their tracks, and how to turn the tables on question or provocative statement. Most importantly, we’ll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus.
Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl will show us how to:
Initiate conversations effortlessly
Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack
If you want to share our faith with others, but need help in how to do that, then join us on Sunday mornings for this study combining video and discussion.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., Pastor Todd’s Office, Beginning September 25
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 September 10 (meets every two weeks)
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God. Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.
Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. This study by best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning October 10.
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.