BIBLE & BOOK STUDIES
ADULT BIBLE CLASS
"What We Confess"
STUDY & DISCUSSION
10:00 a.m. on
9:00 a.m. at the church
until Memorial Day
Keep hold of instruction; do not let it go
Adult Instruction Class meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. beginning in September and continuing for 12 weeks. This class is for those interested in communicant membership or members who would like to review the chief doctrines of the Christian faith.
How Christianity Changed the World
by Alvin Schmidt
Dying to Live:
The Power of Forgiveness
by Harold L. Senkbeil
Why I Am a Lutheran
by Daniel Preus
The Gates of Hell:
Confessing Christ in a Hostile World
Scott R. Murray, Gen, Editor
How Lutheran Theology Speaks
to a Postmodern World
by Gene Veith & Trevor Sutton
Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America
by Robert H. Bennett
Hallmarks of Lutheranism
by Alvin Schmidt
Life As God's Child
(Robert C. Baker, Gen. Editor)
The Fire and the Staff
by Klemet Preus
Has American Christianity Failed?
by Bryan Wolfmueller
Reading the Bible can seem daunting. Its words, however, are the very words of God and the words of life. God wants us to hear, understand, and believe His Word, and His Spirit works through it to enable us to do so.
The first challenge in reading God's Word is simply to open the Book. The devil delights in distracting us with other activities or priorities that may seem more urgent, exciting, or important. So resist, and frustrate the devil!
1. The Bible is about forgiveness and life in Jesus.
2. Scripture interprets Scripture.
3. Testament interprets Testament.
4. Words do things (warn, humble, encourage, etc.).
5. God the Holy Spirit helps us.
Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 354-357