Adult Bible Studies
Sunday Mornings, 9:15, Multi-purpose Room, Starting September 9
The Truth Project
The Truth Project is a DVD-based study from Focus on the Family in which we will take an in-depth look at a Biblical worldview. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. In addition to helping us live in faithfulness to God’s Word, this study will better equip us to share our faith in Jesus and answer objections we may encounter.
Mondday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., Pastor Todd’s Office, Starting September 24
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 following framework: Living with Expectations, Living with Jesus as Savior, Living as God’s Children, Living the Christian Life, Living Forever with Jesus.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of Month, 5:30 p.m., in the Library, beginning September 11
The Book of Romans
In the Book Romans Paul teaches us how we are made right with God – how we can be reconciled to God and transformed into the people He means us to be. No other Biblical book illumines so many classic life-changing truths—sin, salvation, grace, death and resurrection. Through this study you will gain a firm under-standing of the book—its historical context, purpose, structure and meaning. You will learn to apply its relevant teaching and wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through. And you will acquire personal study skills that will enable you to return to Romans on your own so that you can continue to dig deeper into its life-transforming truths.
Second and Fourth Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning September 13
Making Sense of God’s Will
Where is God when tragedy and suffering strike?
When the ground shakes, and a poor nation’s economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community’s hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to mar his creation?
In Why?, best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, he lays out core ideas for comprehending God’s plan for the world, including: God will not take away our free will, even when we use it to grieve him; God will never abandon us, especially in the midst of our suffering. While God is not the author of suffering, God will bring blessing out of tragedy.
Join us as we dig into this book and look at what the Bible tells us in answer to the question: “Why?”