Adult Bible Studies

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Fall Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Mornings, 9:15, Multi-purpose Room, Starting September 10

  Why I Believe

We live in a post-Christian, pluralistic society and face the challenge of responding to the questions and challenges put forth by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Many Christians feel ill equipped to do so. In this series, we will explore numerous topics and arrive at compelling answers to questions about:

  • the resurrection of Jesus

  • the evidence for an afterlife

  • the accuracy and intellectual feasibility of the Bible

  • the debate between creation and evolution

  • the historicity of Jesus

  • and more.

The study will use materials from bestselling author and teaching pastor at Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram. We watch a short video and spend time in discussion of the topic.

 

Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., Pastor’s Office, Starting September 12

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 chapter 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

 

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of Month, 5:30 p.m., in the Library, beginning September 12

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.

A NavPress Bible study on the book of Romans
Lesson # / Pages in Bible Study Book
Topic (Romans Chapter and verse)
Date
Lesson One, Pg 15
  Overview
September 26
Lesson Two, Pg 25
  Introduction (1:1-17)
October 10
Lesson Three, Pg 35
  The Wrath of God (1:18-32)
October 24
Lesson Four, Pg 43
  God’s Standards (2:1-29)
November 14
Lesson Five, Pg 53
  Bad News / Good News (3:1-31)
January 9
Lesson Six, Pg 65
  Abraham’s Righteousness (4:1-25)
January 26
Lesson Seven, Pg 75
  Fruits of Righteousness (5:1-21)
February 13
Shrove Tuesday (Pancakes?)
Lesson Eight, Pg 87
  United with Christ (6:1-14)
February 27
Lesson Nine, Pg 95
  Under Grace (6:15-7:6)
March 13
Lesson Ten, Pg 103
  Law and Sin (7:7-25)
April 10
Lesson Eleven, Pg 113
  Life in the Spirit (8:1-17)
April 24
Lesson Twelve, Pg 123
  Certainty (8:17-39)
May 8
Lesson Thirteen, Pg 133
  Israel (9:1-29)
May 22
Lesson Fourteen, Pg 145
  Unbelief (9:30-10:21)
September 11
Lesson Fifteen, Pg 155
  God’s Plan (11:1-36)
September 25
Lesson Sixteen, Pg 163
  Living Sacrifices (12:1-21)
October 9
Lesson Seventeen, Pg 173
  Debts (13:1-14)
October 23
Lesson Eighteen, Pg 185
  Weak and Strong (14:1-15:13)
November 13
Lesson Nineteen, Pg 193
  Personal Words (15:14-16:27)
Lesson Twenty, Pg 201
  Looking Back (Review)

 *You are welcome to join us for any or all of the lessons.

If you need a book, please contact Laurie Lutz (608-239-6417) or Sarah Horton (608-358-9197)
and one will be ordered for you.

Second and Fourth Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning September 14

A Man Named Martin

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. As a forlorn sinner feeling lost and desperate before a stern and exacting Judge, Martin Luther despaired of all hope for eternity. But as one who came to cling to the Spirit-delivered truths of justification by faith and the liberty believers experience by God’s grace, he rebounded to become a triumphant ambassador for the Gospel.

The details of Luther’s life—his childhood with his parents Hans and Margaret, his university pursuits, his decision to become a monk, his protestation of Catholic practices, his voluminous and well-read scholastic output, his life in hiding, and his roles as husband and father—are all considered in this study.  Luther’s life and times are examined through the lens of history, religion, and theology.

 

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