“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Through the study of scripture, the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see the world around us, and our very lives, in a dramatically different (bigger) way.
EVANGELISM: SHARING THE GOOD NEWS WITH OUR NEIGHBORS
Each Wednesday in Lent, (following Ash Wednesday), we’ll gather in the parlor for a simple soup supper (6 PM) followed by a service of Holden Evening Prayer in the sanctuary (7 PM). In the midst of that service, we have a brief time of teaching.
The focus this year will be on evangelism. For many, this is a scary word which conjures up images of preaching on street corners or going door-to-door selling something people don’t want to buy. Even when we recast evangelism as “one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread” (Luther), we still struggle with how to do this in ways that don’t feel contrived.
That said, I would guess that most Christians (even most Lutheran Christians!) want to share their faith with other people—it’s simply that they feel ill-equipped to talk about Jesus with those who don’t already know Him. That’s why over the course of five talks, I’ll be sharing some ways to think differently about the “e” word. Sharing the good news with our neighbors is something you can do and I want to help you feel confident about doing just that! So make plans to come to these five talks. While you’re at it, invite a fellow brother or sister in Christ to come with you.
7:00-8:00 p.m. each Wednesday, March 13-April 10 in the Sanctuary
Council meetings begin with Bible Study and prayer. Our focus is to lead the spiritual life of the congregation, and to conduct congregational business and decision-making with this focus in mind.
7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July in the Gathering Area
Want to start a new study?
We are always interested in supporting new Bible studies. We can suggest materials, help you learn how teach, help you find a teacher.
What is needed is an idea of who this study will serve and what the purpose is.
Is it a 5-minute study for a family before they leave the breakfast table?
Or is this a weekly lunch Bible study at work?
Or is would it be a 10-week evening class lead by a pastor?
We can even help you figure out what would be best.
Bible Study Websites
Enter the Bible is from Luther Seminary. You can start a free account and keep track of your learning. Very good content and lots of helpful information.
Bible Gateway is an online Bible, searchable by Bible passage (e.g. John 3:16), keyword (e.g. Jesus, prophet, etc.) or topic (e.g. salvation) . You can use multiple translations and connect to lots of other sites.
The Bible Tutor is an interactive study tool. You can learn through maps, browse by person, and even get a list of the most important verses to memorize. Then test your knowledge with their self-tests.