Adult Bible Studies

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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.

 

 

 

Navigators 2:7 – A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God – Monday Evenings, 6:30 p.m., Beginning September 16

When a tree takes root, it’s not long before the action is mirrored above ground. Green , healthy leaves appear. Even the trunk grows sturdier, more storm-resistant. Because of the roots, the tree becomes firm and fruitful. So it is with you. the deeper you root your life in Christ, the stronger you’ll become.

If you are interested in taking a deeper dive into discipleship and your walk with Jesus, this may be a great option for you. This course will require a significant commitment. The course is divided into three sections, with each section being 11 weeks long. So, we will meet 33 times over the course a year. We will meet on Monday evenings , beginning September 16, with the exception of the first Monday of the month (this is reserved for Evangelism and Elders meetings). We will also take some time off during holidays. To start, we will plan on beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding by 8:30 p.m. We can discuss as a group if we want to incorporate a meal with our group time and start earlier. There will be homework to be done in between sessions, including written work and memory work. We will then come together for group learning and sharing.

If you are interested in a deep dive into discipleship then please contact Pastor Todd as soon as possible. It will be helpful to you to have the first lesson done before the 16th.