We stepped back briefly at the beginning to take a look at the Old Testament reading from Genesis 18:1-14. But we come around nicely in the middle to have a broad perspective.
Adult Bible Study
Growing is something that can be done both individually as well as in a group. In fact, we need to learn in both ways. This group meets after worship and a brief fellowship time on Sundays.
This is led by Pastor Ben who has great passion for education and allowing God’s Word to teach us. There have been a wide range of topics discussed in this class and is for all levels of familiarity with God’s Word. Sometimes we will delve into the readings from worship a little more to ask questions or confront our misconceptions due to a lack of familiarity with what it looked like to live in the ancient near east. Other times we discuss current life issues and how we as Christians are to relate to a world that doesn’t have the same way of viewing the world.
What does the life of a “good Samaritan” look like for us?
What are we to make of Jesus’ expanded crew of missionaries from 12 to 72? And what does it mean that Jesus is condemning of all these different cities and places? I thought He was the Gospel guy!
This passage may be challenging for you or even upsetting for you. But it might be because we don’t typically put the right time sensitivity on this portion of the Biblical narrative. For Jesus it is crunch time. “Go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:60
Have you ever wondered why Christians don't follow the forbidden foods of Leviticus 11 (making on ritually unclean)?
As Paul mounts his refutation of the heresy, he presents true knowledge consisting of saving faith in Jesus Christ.
· ψυχή (psuke) – Soul, Life (Creature)
· πνεῦμα (pneuma) - Spirit
· σάρξ (sarx) - Flesh
· σῶμα (soma) – Body (Resurrect-able)
· καρδία (kardia) – True Inner Being (Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual)
“The Colossian Heresy” gave reason for Paul to write to a church of believers whom he’d never met. Congregational issues were plaguing the pastor serving the church and since Paul trained that pastor he felt the need to support him (and the congregation) with a letter from prison.
We have more things to worry about than to become consumed with making the state the Church.
This discussion revolves around an ongoing discussion about how we engage the difficult, nuanced and changing scenarios of engaging public square discussion; in particular being asked to pray for such events. This has more of an impact on clergy.
If you’d like to engage the other materials mentioned in class, please contact the church office and we will get those to you.
Who would have ever thought we’d be talking about flags? It is important to remember that the practices you hold to represents the theology that you believe, they can’t disagree. Your practice is your theology.
This topic has been wonderfully helpful and deeply challenging. In light of this we are breaking up Chapter 4 into bit-sized pieces. This week we’ve tackled pages 107-118 and we’ll make our way through it as we feel comfortable.
Two theologians from the 20th century weigh in on whether or not Luther’s teaching of the Two Realms is something that can be applied to a 21st century context.
It is challenging to consider that Jesus doesn’t first mention the cross in light of his death and sacrificial atonement on it. But the first mention of the cross (a most familiar image of brutal punishment) is something that all who follow Jesus must take up as a burden of discipleship.