This special ten-week congregational study includes a sermon series, Sunday school lessons, adult Bible class lessons, and special books for all ages to enjoy at home. The Tree of Life examines God’s plan of salvation as it unfolds through the Old Testament and is fulfilled in the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The first five weeks will focus on the Old Testament, while the last five weeks will feature lessons in the New Testament. We will begin with creation and the fall into sin, which brought all the evils we experience into this world. Then we will look at the unfolding of God’s promise to send His Son with lessons on Abraham, Moses, King David, and Daniel. Lastly, we will focus on Jesus’s coming as our Savior. We will look at His birth, Baptism, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and His promise to return on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead. By the end of these ten weeks, you will be refreshed with the Bible’s overarching theme and storyline, equipped with the tools for unlocking the full riches of each page of Holy Scripture.
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Join Pastor in the church conference room for a cup of coffee, a piece of pastry, and a chapter-by-chapter informal study on the book of Isaiah.
The Men’s Bible Breakfast group meets on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at The Downtowner restaurant in Market Square. More men are always welcome!
Check out Pastor’s site: lutheransermons.podbean.com for Bible studies on Colossians, Daniel, Malachi, Mark,
1 & 2 Thessalonians, and a current study of “The Real Christmas Story.” There’s also a weekly “Preparing for Worship” - a quick look at the Bible readings for the coming Sunday, and there are old sermons and other studies. Anyone is welcome to listen in at any time. Scroll to the end of each description/summary of a sermon or study and click on the green arrow to listen (no visuals). If you have any problems or questions, contact Pastor Barton.
God’s Word is filled with paradoxes. It’s tempting to see these paradoxes as either-or statements—one must be true and the other must be false. End of story. Case closed. But the paradoxes in the Word of God are different. They are both-and statements, at once seeming contradictory but both being wholly and completely true. As Christians, we live in this tension, embracing that two sides of the same coin can be true at the same time. We live in what is visible and invisible. We have the old man and the new man. We speak to those offered both an inclusive and an exclusive Gospel. We are citizens of both church and state. We live in the now and the not yet. We speak a Word that is both Law and Gospel. Faith That Sees through the Culture provides lenses to evaluate and bring clarity to these paradoxes. These lenses, when focused, aligned, and coordinated, open whole new vistas for faith to see more clearly and be lived out more effectively in our culture.
This fall, Pr. Heckert uses the book Above All Else which covers the major doctrinal topics in Christian theology that offer a complete introduction to the Lutheran faith. This class is ideal for those new to Lutheranism and for all wishing to review the catechism. Join us Sunday morning during the Bible study hour in the church office conference room!
This group will meet in the conference room (church office / lower level). The nine sessions will be completed by November 14, a week before Thanksgiving. We will be studying the Life of David (a LifeLight study). The study is from 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel with various passages added. The deadline for ordering a study guide is August 24. The cost of the guide (approximately $13) will need to be paid at the first session. Orders can be picked up at the office on September 5. Have questions? Contact Barbara.
This group will meet in the fellowship hall weekly until November 8. We will be studying the book of Acts, Part 1 (a LifeLight study). The cost of the study guide is $10.50. Orders can be picked up at the office. Have questions? Contact Eunice.