Summoning demons, interacting with “ghosts,” holding séances … Occult practices have been on the rise over the last few decades here in America. The spirit that practitioners are attempting to contact, however, is never the one that actually answers. How can we break free from the despair and fear that such encounters can bring? How do we come to the aid of neighbors who are lost in Satan’s deceptions? How do we witness Christ to those who, unintentionally or not, worship the devil? In his book, Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America, Dr. Robert Bennett points us to the only way out: God’s grace, and the medicines He gives to His people in Christ Jesus.
The book of Psalms is a collection of 150 hymns that were inspired by God for the enjoyment and edification of his people. The Hebrew title of this book is tehillim, which means “Songs of Praise.” Martin Luther said that the 150 psalms could be arranged into five basic types of psalms: messianic, didactic, comfort, prayer and petition, and psalms of thanksgiving.
This group will meet weekly until March 28. We will be studying the book of Acts, Part 2 (a LifeLight study). Contact Eunice Maurer if you have any questions.
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Join Pastor for a cup of coffee, a piece of pastry, and a chapter-by-chapter informal study on the book of Isaiah.
This group meets on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at The Downtowner restaurant in Market Square. More men are always welcome!
You can listen anytime to a weekly Bible study by Pastor Barton at lutheransermons.podbean.com. The current study is on Paul's letter to the Galatians. Other studies this year have been on Ruth, Habakkuk, and Jonah. There is also a weekly Preparing for Worship - a quick look at the upcoming Scripture readings for the week. There are old sermons available as well (just scroll back at the site for earlier lessons or materials). If you have any questions, contact Pastor Barton.