Adult Bible Studies

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Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Mornings, Multi-purpose Room, Starting September 11 (Good for all levels of spiritual maturity)

True Spirituality – Becoming a Romans 12 Christian

Christians today live in a world that is activity heavy and relationship light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants from us and for us . . . and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God really looks like. But that was never God’s idea. HIS idea of faith is not about rules or religion— it’s about relationship. That’s where God tells us to start. In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move from “in” to “all in,” then you’re ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. Join us on Sunday mornings to find out what that means.

 

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m., in the Library, Beginning September 21

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

 

The Book of James – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of Month, 10:00 a.m., in the Library, beginning September 22 (Designed for those who are Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, or Christ Centered)

By faith we are reborn into the family of God. Absolutely, agrees James. But God wants more than justified infants; He wants mature daughters and sons. Faith is foundational, but it must be genuine, proven faith, evident to the world. James’s exhortation is a challenge to Christians of every age to keep growing up.

As we dig into the book of James together, we will discuss such things as: facing trials, trials v. temptations, doing what you hear (from God), avoiding prejudice, genuine faith, controlling the tongue, wisdom, drawing close to God, humbling ourselves, patience, and prayer.

Join us for this study of James and become more and more a doer of the word, as he exhorts us to do.

 

 

Navigators 2:7 – A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God – in the Library, beginning September 19, 6:30 p.m. – (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 19. 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 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 a deep dive into discipleship, then please contact Pastor Todd. It will be helpful to you to have the first lesson done before the 19th.