Join us in the fellowship hall for this video study on the Book of Galatians. Luther writes, “The Galatians had been brought by St. Paul from the Law to the true Christian faith and to the Gospel. But after his departure there came the false apostles, that were disciples of the true apostles, and seduced the Galatians to believe that they must be saved through the works of the Law and were committing a sin if they did not keep the works of the Law. ... In opposition to them St. Paul extols his office and does not want to be considered less than any other apostle, boasting that he had his doctrine and ministry from God alone, in order to quell the boasting of the false apostles that relied upon the true apostles’ work and name. ... This he does in the first and second chapters, and concludes that everyone must be justified without merit, without works, without Law, through Christ alone. In the third and fourth chapters he supports all this with Scriptures, examples, and parables, showing that the Law brings sin and condemnation rather than righteousness, which is promised by God by grace only, fulfilled by Christ without the law, and given to us. In the fifth and sixth chapters Paul goes on to teach the works of love which should follow faith.”
This class (roughly 12 weeks) is for visitors desiring to become new members and for those who are already members but wishing to review the fundamentals. The book Above All Else: What the Bible Teaches will cover the major doctrinal topics in Christian theology that offer a complete introduction to the Lutheran faith. Topics include: God, Human Beings, Jesus: Who He Is, Jesus: What He Has Done, The Holy Spirit, The Bible, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, The Church, Ministry, Resurrection and Eternal Life, and Christian Living. Join us in the church conference room.
This class is hybrid: in person (room P206 - 5th Grade classroom on the west side of the cafeteria) and via Zoom. Each lesson is self-contained. You can access it from your home, your car, our classroom, or wherever you are.
We picked Colossians to coordinate with the verse that all of the school kids are learning and can even sing! The
St. James School theme is "In All Things." For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 3:16-17
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This study is on a brief hiatus. Join Pastor on facebook and YouTube starting on January 5, 2022.
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 Habakkuk.
The Men’s Bible Breakfast has gone back to in-person meetings on Fridays from 7:00 to 7:45 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, and a new study on the gospel of Mark. There are also 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group will resume on January 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room (church office). The study will be the combined epistles of James and Jude, the brothers of Jesus. James - To impart the Lord’s wisdom to the congregation dispersed among the Gentile nation. Jude - To warn fellow Christians about the dangers posed by the ungodly false teachers. The study guides will cost $12.00. Orders will have to be made January 3, 2022. Contact Barbara at (765) 474-3715 with any questions you have.