Adult Bible Studies

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Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Mornings, Multi-purpose Room, Starting September 12 (Good for all levels of spiritual maturity)

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

Philippians is Paul’s joy letter. Our Christian joy, in contrast with happiness runs deeper and stronger. Joy is the quiet confident assurance of God’s love and work in our lives and that He will be there no matter what! To know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and to know that God’s Spirit literally lives within us changes everything. Our outlook on life and the future and is different. The way we think of suffering is different. The way we face death is different. Philippians emphasizes the real joy of the Christian life. The concept of joy or rejoicing appears sixteen times in the four chapters of the book, which culminates in the exhortation to: “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!” Join us on Sunday mornings for a joyful journey through this wonderful letter of St. Paul.

 

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., Pastor Todd’s Office, Beginning September 15 Basic Bible Teachings (Especially helpful for those who are Exploring Christ or Growing in Christ.)

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

 

 

Knowing God – Second and Fourth Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning September 9 (Designed for those who are Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, or Christ Centered)

  1. J.I. Packer’s book Knowing God is a modern Christian classic that has helped Christians around the world discover and learn more about the glory and joy of knowing God.

Knowing God brings together two important facets of the Christian faith:

Knowing about God and

Knowing God through the context of a close relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.

Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God and the third to the benefits enjoyed by a those who know him intimately.

Join us on Thursday mornings for as we seek a deeper understanding of, appreciation for, and love of our God and Creator.

 

 

Navigators 2:7 – A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God – (Helpful for those who are Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, or Christ Centered)

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 13. We will 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. 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.

 

 

Spiritual Disciplines Retreat – Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m. – Noon (Designed for those who are Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, or Christ Centered)

Spiritual disciplines are those practices taught in Scripture through which the Holy Spirit works to help us grow and mature in our faith and walk with Jesus. They are habits that have been practiced by God’s people since biblical times.  During this special retreat we will consider the disciplines of: Solitude, Prayer, and Meditation and Reflection on Scripture. We will also discuss the use of devotional books and the reading of Christian authors. If you are looking for some helps with developing a deeper prayer life or devotional life, you will find this retreat very helpful.