Wednesday Morning Bible Study
The Book of Revelation!
For many, The Book of Revelation in the Bible is often viewed as very scary: the fear of being "left behind"; not being one of "144,000", the "rapture" the "battle of Armageddon", etc. You are invited to St. John’s Lutheran Church for a several week study on Revelation. Through this study, we will discover Revelation truly is one of the greatest books of God’s grace in the Bible; giving all people - who are oppressed - for any reason - greater hope and peace. We will begin this study on Wednesday morning, February 5. We will meet from 10:00-11:30. If you are interested, please contact the Church office (615-883-0818) so we can provide materials. We are located at 3259 McGavock Pike. All are welcome.
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.