ADULT SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES

SUNDAY


Gospel Readings of the Church Year

ZOOM ON-LINE BIBLE STUDY (On-going and in progress)


In this study we will discuss the Gospel reading for the day. The Gospel text carries the theme for the Sundays of the Church Year. As we gather, online via Zoom, we are ensconced in the safety of our own home, yet able to see fellow participates and engage in edifying discussion. A weekly discussion handout will be emailed each week the participants.


LEADER: Pastor Michael Roth

ONLINE: (contact the church office for the Zoom login link)

TIME: Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.


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NUMBER OUR DAYS, Christian Time Management

SMALL GROUP STUDY


“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

If you do not have time to go to this time management study, then you do not have time to not go to this study!

Work, Home, family, organizations, and even church, so heavily demand our time. It should be no surprise that people feel overwhelmed and under stress. They feel out of control as if sinking in quicksand. In addition, we all have the stress of the pandemic and a nation in turmoil.

What we have in this study of Christian Time Management is a new fresh approach at how we look at time, ourselves, Christ, Scripture, stress and guilt which should change our whole way of thinking about time as applied to our lifetime.


LEADER: Tom Bird

LOCATION: Church Fellowship Hall

TIME: Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.


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Doers of the Word, a Study on The Epistle of James (beginning 1/10/21)

Small Group Study


Martin Luther infamously wrote in 1522 that James was “an epistle of straw.” Luther is known to have said things that often require contextualization in order for us to fully understand their meaning. This study will dive into this short epistle and what it means for us today. Why did Luther call it that? What did he actually mean? How can James be a blessing to us as the church in the 21st century? Let’s look at God’s word for us and better understand what it is to “be doers of the word.” Js. 1:22.


LEADER: Vicar Alvaro Witt Duarte

LOCATION: 2nd floor of School, Rm #205

TIME: Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.


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MONDAY


Life Light Bible Study “Jeremiah/Lamentations” (beginning 1/4/21)

Small Group Study


This study is part of the LifeLight Bible study series of in-depth studies of Bible books. The goal of LifeLight is that through a regular program of in-depth personal and group study of Scripture, more and more Christian adults may grow in their personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Session 1: Jeremiah is Called—and Proclaims Judgment - Jeremiah 1–4 Session 2: The Temple Sermon and Other Discourses - Jeremiah 7–11 Session 3: Jeremiah’s Perpetual Sermons: Repent or You Will Die - Jeremiah 13, 15–18 Session 4: Life after King Josiah: The Beginning of the End - Jeremiah 20, 23, 25, 26, 36 Session 5: Between the First Deportation and the Fall of the Kingdom of Judah - Jeremiah 21, 27–28, 29, 37, 38 Session 6: Consolation for Judah—Promise of a New Covenant - Jeremiah 30–31 Session 7: Consolation for Judah—God Will Restore Judah’s Fortunes - Jeremiah 32–33 Session 8: The Aftermath of the Fall of Jerusalem and Judgments Against Foreign Nations - Jeremiah 34, 42– 44, 46, 50 Session 9: Mercies New Every Morning - Jeremiah 52; Lamentations 1–3; 5:20–22


LEADER: Pastor Roth

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

TIME: Mondays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


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TUESDAY


Book Study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, a Book Study (beginning 1/5/21)


Ever since its publication in 1939, people have continuously returned to the words of German Pastor and Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Written during his time teaching at an underground seminary, Life Together examines Christian community and fellowship down to its core and reason: Christ. During this time of pandemic, how may we still live together? How have we practiced life together as the church? This short, but rich book guides us on what it means and what it looks like to be a community centered around Christ. Don’t purchase the book until you check with the church office and see if we have them available to you.


TIME: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

ONLINE: (contact the church office for the Zoom login link)

LEADER: Vicar Alvaro Witt Duarte


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Adult Instruction Class (Beginning 1/12/21)

Membership Class or Review of Christian Doctrine


This is a class that is designed for those who would like to learn about the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective. It prepares people for membership in the Lutheran Church and Trinity. It is a great way to get your questions answered in an informal and non-threatening atmosphere. Childcare and all the necessary materials are provided. The following topic will be covered.

  • God’s Word
  • God’s Grace
  • The Triune God
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
  • The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
  • Living the New Life of Faith
  • Fulfilling the Great Commission and Living the Great Commandment
  • Rejoicing in God’s Gift of Community
  • Integrating into the Life of the Church

TIME: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Ministry Center

LEADER: Pastor Roth


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WEDNESDAY


Son-Risers Bible Study (Beginning 1/6/21)

Lutheran Spirituality – Cross

Small Group Study


Spirituality is a common term today, but what does it mean? To find the right answer, Lutheran Spirituality directs adult Bible study participants to God's Word. Lutheran Spirituality explores the Bible, Luther's Small Catechism, and the Lutheran hymnal as integral resources for living out our faith in a spiritually confused--and sometimes confusing--world.

In this study, you'll unpack what Scripture has to say about afflictions in the life of the Christian, that is, the cross we will endure in various shapes and sizes, not even though, but because we are Christians.

Session 1: Cross Meets Man: Baptism Session 2: Cross and Sacrifice Session 3: Temptations and Other Afflictions Session 4: Our Cross with God Session 5: God Tests, the Devil Tempts Session 6: The Purpose of Our Cross

Sessions include:

  • Our Secret Vocation
  • The Intercession of Jesus
  • The Gift of Prayer
  • Praying with Jesus
  • Complaining
  • Congregational Prayer


TIME: Wednesdays 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

LEADER: Pastor Roth


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“The Wired Word”


The Wired Word class uses questions and Scripture considerations from current events, topics, and happenings in the United States and around the world as a basis for adult, intelligent and provocative discussions. Members of the class are truly thinking about their beliefs and the Biblical applications to their own day-to-day lives.


LEADER: Rich Hackbarth

LOCATION: Lighthouse Cafe, Ministry Center

TIME 6:30-8pm


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THURSDAY


Adult Bible Study

This class will be done in two groups, Group A & Group B, meeting every other week, with the same lesson being shared with both groups.


TIME: 10-11 a.m.

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

LEADER: Pastor Tom Batsky


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DAILY


“Jn831” Facebook Daily Study and Discussion


This is a daily, online devotional discussion in a Facebook group. Jn831 is a reference to John 8:31 – Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.” Even when meeting face to face is not possible, we can still read the Word together and share some encouraging thoughts. Join the group and participate as you are able.


LEADER: Pastor Michael Roth

LOCATION: Facebook Private Group

TIME: available Daily, 5:00 a.m.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Jn831/


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