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.



THE UPPER ROOM, Lenten Bible Study Series

There Will Be No Sunday School On Easter Morning or on April 11th

It is Passover night, Thursday, the night before Jesus is crucified. John, the gospel writer, uses 5 chapters or 25% of his gospel to relay to us what happened on that one special night. The Passover is the celebration of the night before freedom from bondage to the Egyptian slaveowners. So our setting for our Bible study is the Upper Room of a guest house. Jesus uses this Passover meal with his 11 disciples to prepare them for his going to the cross to free them from the bondage of sin. He will be arrested, tortured, convicted and executed on the cross in just a few hours. The disciples are filled with fear and foreboding. Today, we ourselves, are much the same: We are filled with fear and foreboding regarding the future. Jesus can prepare us for the future which is full of troubles and unknowns. To us, much like his disciples, Jesus promises and provides comfort and peace. 

We will be studying John 13-17, join us as we study the “Upper Room”


LEADER: Tom Bird

LOCATION: Church Fellowship Hall

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



United in Thought, Word, and Deed; the Church of the New Testament

There Will Be No Sunday School On Easter Morning.

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” This is how Peter, in his first epistle, instructs the church to live. There are so many questions nowadays about how the church should think, act, and speak in the 21st century. Do these instructions from Peter still hold up? In this class we will be looking at how the New Testament speaks of the life of the Body of Christ, the church: her thoughts, words, and actions. From the Gospels to Revelation, we’ll look at the church’s life then and what we are to learn from her today.


LEADER: Vicar Alvaro Witt Duarte

LOCATION: 2nd floor of School, Rm #205

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



MONDAY


Life Light Bible Study “Ezekiel” (begins 4/12/2021)

Small Group Study

This study will help you enter the world of Ezekiel and understand the message of God that he proclaimed. Learn how, through all His dealings with people, God reveals that He is the Lord. Read how the Lord will make a new covenant with His people, fill them with His Spirit, and give them a faithful Shepherd who will lead them with justice.

  • Session 1: A Priest Called to Prophecy: 2 Kings 24–25; Exodus 33; Numbers 12; Matthew 25; Revelation 4–5; 8; 11; 22
  • Session 2: Heavenly Vision in the Land of Exile: Ezekiel 1-2
  • Session 3: The Watchman's Judgment: Ezekiel 3-9
  • Session 4: Breaking Down Whitewashed Walls: Ezekiel 10-17
  • Session 5: Accountability for Sin: Ezekiel 18-24
  • Session 6: Wrath Upon All Nations: Ezekiel 25-32
  • Session 7: The Watchman Warns of the End: Ezekiel 33-36
  • Session 8: Dry Bones, Hear the Word! Ezekiel 37-39
  • Session 9: A Temple Not Made with Hands: Ezekiel 40-48


LEADER: Pastor Roth

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

TIME: Mondays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.



TUESDAY


Book Study “Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life” by Rowan Williams

Williams always writes beautifully yet simply on the life of the Church. In this short book he addresses the basics of being a disciple of Jesus. “Discipleship,” says Williams, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.” This book is not just about following Christ, but also about growing in that discipleship, not being stagnant in our faith. Williams provides us with plenty to discuss and reflect on.


The book is only $10 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Being-Disciples-Essentials-Christian-Life/dp/0802874320

 

TIME: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  

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

LEADER: Vicar Alvaro Witt Duarte



Adult Instruction Class (begins 4/13/2021)

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



WEDNESDAY


Son-Risers Bible Study (begins 4/14/2021)

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


TIME: Wednesdays 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

LEADER: Pastor Roth



“The Wired Word” (begins 4/14/2021)

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



THURSDAY


Adult Bible Study

This class has been combined back into one group. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Batsky or the church office to let us know of your intention to attend.


TIME: 10-11 a.m.

LOCATION: Lighthouse Café

LEADER: Pastor Tom Batsky



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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