Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The Letter to the Hebrews helps us in our understanding of the Christian faith. Hebrews helps us to know, because Jesus was the perfect sacrifice, we have been given access to God. By being human, Jesus took us to God; by being God, Jesus brought God to us. Jesus was the promised giver of God’s unconditional gift of grace. The prophecies and promises of the Old Testament were fulfilled in the New Covenant of Jesus the Christ. Hebrews also gives us practical examples of how to live the "good news" of God’s grace.
Martin Luther said Hebrews is a marvelously fine epistle. It discusses Christ’s priesthood masterfully and profoundly on the basis of the Scriptures and extensively interprets the Old Testament in a fine way.
Come join us. We meet, 10-11:30am in the Conference Room. At the end of each class we have a mini worship time with Prayers and Holy Communion.
Pastor Rick’s Sunday School Class:
How Lutherans Interpret the Bible!
Beginning on Sunday, October 27, we will begin a 7-week Bible Study on How Lutherans Interpret the Bible. Here are some of the things we will learn through our time together:
• What is the "three-fold" Word of God?
• Do we take the Bible "literally"?
• What is the concept of "Law and Gospel"?
• How the Bible is best interpreted?
• How are we to use the Bible to know "Right from Wrong"?
• How we are to "reflect" on Scripture to have God "reveal" scripture more fully to us?
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Congregation Book Study "The Universal Christ"
by Richard Rohr
We completed this study. If you're reading this, we highly recommend this book. We may read, study, and discuss this book again.
In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. "God loves things by becoming them," he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God - except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
Thought provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.
This Book Study will help us have a better understanding of God’s love for the world. We will have some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions as we learn and grow in the faith God gives to us; helping us see the "goodness" of The Christ in all things and in all people.