Sunday School ZOOM Bible Study: Matthew

10:15 – 11:15am

The Gospel of Matthew ends with the eleven disciples gathered around the risen Christ and hearing a startling word: "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples on all nations (Matt. 28:18-19), This is the climatic moment in the Gospel, and the whole of Matthew can be seen as an attempt to answer the questions raised by tis scene: Who is Jesus? How did He obtain "all authority in heaven and earth," and what kind of authority is this? Why is this tiny band of half-believing people being sent into the maelstrom of the world, to "all nations," and what is it that they are suppose to say and do when they get there? "For Matthew, to be a Christian is to be a pupil of Jesus, and the mission of the church is to go out into the world and to enable all human beings to become students of the living Christ. They do not go alone, however, for Jesus Himself is present in their midst, giving life and peace, mercy and hope. "I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:20).

Luther on all the Gospels.  The gospel, then, is nothing but the preaching about Christ, Son of God and David, true God and man, who by His death and resurrection has overcome for us the sin, death, and hell of all people who believe in Him.

Sunday School Bible Study

Wednesday Morning ZOOM Bible Study: 10:00-11:30

Isaiah

The book of Isaiah begins the prophetic books of the Old Testament. It is a book of God’s judgment and salvation. The first 39 chapters depict God’s judgment and the last 27 chapters depict God’s saving work. It is interesting to note that there are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. God’s grace is seen abundantly through various Messianic prophesies. Isaiah reveals God as, The Holy One of Israel (1-4) who punishes His rebellious people (1:2). One question we will struggle with is, "Does, and/or how does God punish God’s 'rebellious’ people?"

We will see central passages of five aspects of Jesus’ saving grace in 52:13-53:12:

  • 52:13-15 - His wholehearted sacrifice.
  • 52:53:1-3 - His perfect character.
  • 53:4-6 - His atonement bringing peace with God.
  • 53:7-9 - His payment for transgression.
  • 53:10-13 - His death for the effects of sin.

Isaiah’s name means: The Lord Saves

You are invited to join us for our ZOOM Bible Study. If you want to join us, please email Pastor Rick at pastorricksjlc@bellsouth.net

Come join us!

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Monday Evening ZOOM Bible Study:

The Letters of the New Testament

6:30-8:00pm

We are in the midst of reading and studying the Letters written in the New Testament. We began with Romans and will go through Jude (we have already studied the book of Revelation). We are having many wonderful life and faith discussions. Come join us anytime as we continue to have God nurture our lives of faith; helping us to best live our lives.

You are invited to join us for our ZOOM Bible Study. If you want to join us, please email Pastor Rick at pastorricksjlc@bellsouth.net

Come join us!

Wednesday Evening ZOOM Bible Study/Worship

Come join us, 6:30-7:00pm

Each Wednesday we discuss at least one of the Bible Readings for the upcoming Sunday worship. This is a wonderful way to learn more about God’s Word, to prepare for Sunday’s worship, and to focus on God’s will for our lives. Come join us for this short time of learning; helping us to best live our lives of faith. We also have a time of Prayer and celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. All are welcome.

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