Adult Bible Studies
Sunday Mornings, 10:15, Multi-purpose Room, Starting November 26, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas
In this class we will explore the why and to what end questions of the Incarnation: Why would God come to us in Jesus? What was the purpose of the Incarnation? How are we meant to respond to the incarnation, to God’s coming to us in Jesus, today? In answering these questions, we will rediscover the significance of Christmas, for Christmas is a celebration of the incarnation.
Navigators 2:7 – A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God – in the Library
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 11. We will take some time off during holidays. To start, we will plan on beginning at 7:00 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 would like to participate, but are not comfortable coming out at night, please let Pastor Todd know. If all those attending this study are available during the day, we will consider a time change.
If you are interested in this deep dive into discipleship, then please contact Pastor Todd. It will be helpful to you to have the first lesson done before the 11th.
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
The Genesis Academy, Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 p.m., in the Library, Beginning September 13
We all know that the skeptical attacks on Christianity are very much focused on the book of Genesis, and that many believe the alleged ‘science’ of evolution has proven the Bible’s history as nothing more than a collection of myths. What do you think? And how would you answer the skeptics? This study will focus on the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis. We will look at what the Bible has to say about creation, the pre-flood world, and the flood and examine the evidence. If you are looking for answers yourself, or if you are looking for answers to the attacks of skeptics, this is class will provide you with the answers you need.
The Book of 1 Corinthians – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning September 14th
The Christians in Corinth were struggling with their environment. Surrounded by corruption and every conceivable sin, they felt the pressure to adapt. They knew they were free in Christ, but what did this freedom mean? In this letter to the church at Corinth, Paul answers their questions on issues related to both life and doctrine: divisions and quarrels, sexual immorality, lawsuits among believers, marriage and singleness, freedom in Christ, order in worship, the significance of the Lord’s Supper, and the right use of spiritual gifts; he also included a profound teaching on the resurrection. This is a strong, straight-forward letter and remains very relevant for our time.