St. Paul Lutheran Church & Pre-School

Adult Bible Study

Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 11:00am

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“Out of Nothing – The Word, Creation and Faith” this – study from Lutheran Hour ministries will begin the week of January 21, 2024. As Creator of the Universe God’s handiwork is everywhere. “Out of Nothing, The Word, Creation and Faith” tackles questions about random chance, the veracity of Scripture, and evolutionary presuppositions. It shows how God’s creation and man’s salvation are fundamentally centered on the Person and work of Jesus Christ. 

Please join us on Sundays (Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11 and 18) at 9:30am or Wednesdays (Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14 and 21) at 11:00am as we discover our Creator and Savior.

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THE CHOSEN Bible study, Season 2 beginning the week of February 25, 2024 – Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 11:00am continuing through the week of May 19.

            Last Fall, our Adult Bible study was based on THE CHOSEN, Season One. The study guide that we used was comprised of what an LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) church in Nebraska had made available online along with additional information that I believed would help people follow and understand what was happening in the series. 

            We presented the series during Bible study classes on Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 11:00am. In addition to classes, a new component was added, “The Chosen at Home”. This was appreciated by many who were unable to attend at either of these 2 class times. In all over 80 study guides were produced and prayerfully were helpful for all who used them as they viewed THE CHOSEN Season One, either in Bible class or at home.

            As you may recall, the series was “crowd sourced” which means a group of interested people produced the series. It was released “binge fashion” (an entire season released at once) so that people could watch the entire season all at once or at their own pace.  So far 3 seasons have been released with season 4 now on theaters and available soon on the same platforms as Seasons 1, 2 and 3, with a total of 7 seasons planned.

            It is still FREE and very accessible! You can watch it many ways including on THE CHOSEN app which is available wherever you get apps on your smartphone, on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, on your computer or tablet. It is also available on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Pureflix, Tubi, Spectrum and more. You can also watch it right on their website www.angel.com. In class we will use a DVD with captions which we found helpful. However you view it, captions are helpful.

            One of the things that we learned in Season One is that the weekly videos were often close to an hour in length and there was not enough time for discussion. For Season Two, we split the longer sessions (those over 50 minutes) into 2 parts, so that we can have time to discuss the episodes and look more carefully into God’s Word. Split sessions will be led by the same leader for both consecutive weeks. There is a schedule in the study guide.

            In Season 2, just like Season 1, the basics of the THE CHOSEN are true to God’s Word. The backstories are often fictional but they help us to see Jesus and the people around Him as real people. Season 2 does spend some time helping us to be discerning about what we are viewing, to tell the biblical from the fictional.

            Copies of the study guide are available at The Information Center or at Bible class.                  

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Weekday Bible studies:

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets the on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 AM in the Conference Room. Their study will be “Awakening to a Grand New Day.” All women are welcome!

TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY  Our study title is “Encouraging one another”. We could all use a little encouragement and also share some! All women are welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month in the Conference room. 

FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY is on the book of Daniel using a video study from Pastor Peter Deberny.  They meet every Friday at 8:45am in the Bible study room, Upper Education building. Everyone is welcome!

Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

 

God’s word is always there to strengthen, comfort and instruct us.  

In God’s word we learn that we have a God who never changes

and who sent his son Jesus to be our savior.

 
 

 


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