Bible Study Schedule
Sunday mornings at 9:15
September 11, 2022—May 21, 2022
Preaching Pictures: Art and Symbols in the Sanctuary
From humble house churches to sprawling cathedrals, Christians have been decorating their places of worship for millennia. Sometimes, decorations are simply for the sake of decoration. But in churches, art and architecture can serve a much greater purpose; they can help us to learn the good news about Christ. In this study we’ll learn about the history of God’s people’s worship spaces—from the tabernacle to today—and the meaning behind the art and symbols we see each week in worship.
A God–Lived Life
Stewardship is about more than money. It’s our whole lives. Jesus lived his life and gave his life for us. Our loving response is to imitate that. In this study, and our worship during these weeks, we will be talking about a life of being a disciple, a life lived for others, a life of hospitality, and a life lived shrewdly. God’s Word will be challenging us, and we’ll be challenging one another to live a God-lived life. May God bless us as we grow in his Word and in our lives of living it!
We Still Believe and Confess: The Blessings of Our Lutheran Confessions
October 30—December 18
The Lutheran Confessions are among the most important documents to ever exist. They are an expression of our faith. They guide us in our understanding of God's Word. They help us recognize the false voices that surround us. Yet, many Lutherans do not realize their importance. In this study we will examine the importance of confessions, introduce the background of each confession in the Book of Concord, and study key teachings of the Bible confessed in each document.
Called to Serve: A Discussion about the Divine Call
Even for those who’ve had experience with the call process, we might feel uncertain about what exactly the divine call is. This study is intended to provide an overview of the biblical doctrine of the divine call, as well as information regarding how the calling process is carried out in our synod.
Beautiful & Balanced: God’s Design for Men and Women
January 22—February 10
There is a lot of talk about gender and sex in the world today, and as Christians we can often find ourselves right in the middle of the confusion. How to we respond to uncertainty in the world? By turning to the lone source of absolute certainty: God’s Word. In this study, we will look at what God’s Word tells us about men and women, about the roles and responsibilities God has given us, and how we can work together according to God’s beautiful and balanced design.
In Season and Out of Season
February 26—April 2
In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul wrote, “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season” (4:2). Although originally written as an encouragement to a first-century pastor, Paul’s words are equally applicable to twenty-first century Christians. We have the same message to share with sinners who desperately need to hear it. Using St. Paul’s experiences in the city of Philippi as a model, In Season and Out of Season seeks to encourage and equip God’s people to share that message in any and every situation.
The Meaningful Life: A Study on If God Matters
April 16—May 21
At times it can all feel empty and meaningless. Philosophers, writers, and artists throughout history have come to the conclusion that life and its pursuits are meaningless; many people today find themselves agreeing with this conclusion. In many ways, they are correct. Yet when life is considered in the light of the gospel message, we will find true and deep meaning. In this study, we will look at the book of Ecclesiastes to see God’s secret to finding the meaningful life.