“Let the word of Christ dwell within you richly….” – Colossians 3:16
Winter Bible Studies
Connections – 9:30 am @ Church in the Great Room – Leaders: Multiple Members of our congregation
Connections is Christian Education for the whole congregation! Any and all households are welcome to join this "faith family" as we study familiar accounts from scripture, applying God's truth to our lives. We begin and end our time each week with brief intergenerational components. Unpacking and discussing the lesson happens in appropriate age groups for students and adults. Let's take time to CONNECT - with one another and with the Word!
The Bible Project – Video Based Overview of the Entire Bible: One Book at a Time – 9:30 am @ Church, Downstairs, Rm #2 in the Education Wing – Leaders Doug and Rita Martin.
The videos are excellently produced and provide a panoramic view of the various books of the Bible. The videos tend to range from 6 minutes to 10 minutes in length and are use as a springboard to propel the class members into great discussion.
“Following Jesus Through the Gospels” – 10:00 am @ Church in the Great Room – Leader: Bill Cullen
This study approaches the four Gospels as Jesus’ discipling course for his follower (both 2000 years ago and today). In the study participants will read, reflect on, and discuss both the teachings of Jesus through both Jesus’ words and through His deeds. Participants will also observe and discuss how the different people Jesus encountered responded to both His person and to His message. The course is meant to enable participants to be discipled by \Jesus today.
Ladies Bible Study – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays – 10:00 am @ Church – “Life’s Principles from Paul’s Co-Workers”
In this study we will explore stories from Scripture of ordinary men and women who worked with the apostle Paul. These stories can and will challenge and inspire us in our own lives.
What It Means to be Lutheran – 9:30 @ Church, Downstairs, Rm #2 in the Education Wing – Leader: Jeannie Newton
This study uses the book Grace, Faith, Scripture by Daniel Paavola. It takes the heavenly ideas of the Reformation (Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone) and brings them down to earth. With a mix of story, analogy, and scriptural truth, the book serve up a delightful appetizer to the meal that is Lutheran theology. This book will prove to be a valuable introduction for those wondering what it means to be Lutheran as well as a delightful reminder for seasoned Lutherans.
Genesis – 6:30 pm via ZOOM – Leader: Bill Cullen
The book of Genesis is a book of beginning and new beginnings, of sin and forgiveness. In Genesis we learn the beginning of God’s heilsgeschichte – God’s salvation story which will continue to be unfolded and revealed through the rest of Scripture (as well as today). Heilsgeschichte is a German word meaning “holy history” or “holy story.” It is God’s story as He works to redeem and restore humankind to His originally created purpose(s). – Gen. 1:26-31; Eph. 1:9-10 – Please join us as we (1) explore and reflect upon God’s story, and (2) as we explore and reflect our part in God’s story as He continues to work out His created, redemptive, and restorative plan. – Gen. 50:20-21; Jn. 15:1-17; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:17-20; Eph. 2:8-10; Phil. 2:12-13 The link to join the Zoom study is:
Judges – 1st & 3rd Saturday, 9:00 am – Breakfast Bible Study in the Great Room – Leader: Bill Cullen
The book of Judges ends with the words: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.” In Judges the cycle of (1) Israel’s rebellion and disregard of God, (2) God’s responsive discipline through the oppression by other nations, (3) Israel’s repentance and crying out to God for help, (4) God’s response by raising up a Judge to deliver and retore Israel His wayward child. There are many powerful lessons for our society today to learn from the book of Judge as many today are “doing as they see fit” rather than heeding the Word of God.
Vocation: The Pastoral Epistles & The Priesthood of All Believers – 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9:00 @ Church, Downstairs, Rm #2 in the Education Wing – Leader: Bill Cullen
Jesus enacted the reign of God through his mighty deeds, his cross and resurrection but he also enacted the kingdom by the stories he told. The gospel accounts call them parables, but we seldom fully appreciate how these stories bring about and reveal God's reign in the person of Jesus. Join pastor Alex in a 10 session exploration of Jesus' parables in the Gospels.