REVELATION: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE END TIMES--NEW!
Revelation is for many people the most frightening and misunderstood book in the Bible, in part because it is written in the ancient and unfamiliar form of apocalyptic literature, and in part because it describes the end of the world as we know it and Christ's final instructions of Christ to His followers. Yet Revelation is also the only book in the Bible which explicitly promises to bless those who read it, offering comfort and the promise of vindication particularly to believers who are suffering through times of persecution and uncertainty. Join Pastor Kirk and our 9:30 Sunday Bible Class as they work through Revelation using his book, Deceived by Light: The Truth about the End Times, published in 2000 by Concordia Publishing House.
PAUL'S LETTERS TO TIMOTHY
Timothy was a young protege of the Apostle Paul, who wrote two personal and profoundly instructive letters to Timothy regarding leadership in the church. Join our Tuesday 10 am Bible Study as we read through and discuss church leadership in the light of 1st and 2nd Timothy!
PROVERBS: THE WAY OF WISDOM
Can ancient wisdom change your life today? Join Tom Samsel's Sunday morning class as they discuss the book of Proverbs!
BAPTISM: WHAT'S WITH THE WATER?
What does baptism do? How do you do it? Who should be baptized? What makes it effective? Are you baptized into a denomination, or into the Christian faith? Join our Sunday morning Bible study on January 7, 2018, for a one-session discussion of baptism!
MICAH: WHO IS LIKE OUR GOD?
Why study Micah? 1) His message is relevant, 2) he likes puns, 3) he makes one of the clearest predictions of the Messiah 700 years in advance, 4) his book ends well, and 5) it's way shorter than his contemporary, Isaiah! Join our Tuesday 10 am Bible study group as we prepare for Christmas by studying Micah.
REASONS FOR THE REFORMATION
Exactly 500 years ago, a priest and scholar tried to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended up being kicked out instead. The events Martin Luther sparked not only changed the Christian church but deeply impacted the world we all live in. Join Mike Brown, lay theologian, as he walks our Sunday 9:30 am class through the history and teachings that precipitated the Protestant Reformation.
THESSALONIANS: HANDLING HATERS WITH HOPE AND HOLINESS
What hope do Christians have when we are suffering for our faith? How should we treat those who mistreat us? What difference does it make what we believe about the end times? Join Pastor Kirk and our Tuesday Class as we walk through Paul's Letters to the Thessalonians!
GALATIANS: GOSPEL OF GRACE
How do we know we are loved and accepted by God? Do we have to obey all God's Laws? Why is this issue critical for both Christian churches and individual believers? As we prepare to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation, join Pastor Kirk and our Sunday Class as we study Paul's Letter to the Galatians and the central issue of God's grace!
LOWER THAN WHALE VOMIT: JONAH FOR ADULTS
Most children could tell you the story of Jonah: God tells Jonah to go one way, Jonah goes the other, God sends a fish to swallow Jonah, Jonah gets another chance. Turns out, that's not the whole story, nor even the point! Join Pastor Kirk and our Sunday Class for a one session study of Jonah for adults!
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
Who wrote the fourth Gospel and why? What unique insights does it give us into the person and work of Jesus? Join Pastor Kirk and our Tuesday Class for a study of this amazing, surprising, and influential biography of Jesus Christ!
1 CORINTHIANS: YOU WERE, BUT YOU ARE
Like hospitals staffed with patients, churches are full of hypocrites and all kinds of sinful human beings. Yet God sends His Spirit to transform us as individuals and as a community into His ambassadors, to do His work. Join our Sunday Class as we explore Paul's letter to the early Christian believers in Corinth and discuss how the Holy Spirit is transforming us!
SAMUEL: FROM CHAOS TO KINGDOM
Who was Samuel? What was his role in ancient Israel's transition from anarchy to a monarchy? How does his story foreshadow the work of Jesus? What does it tell us about faithfulness to God in a fickle society? Join Pastor Kirk and our 10 AM Tuesday Bible Class as we discuss this pivotal prophet!
JOINING JESUS ON HIS MISSION
Is Jesus messing with you? What is His mission, and what does it mean to be "missional"? Join Pastor Kirk and our 9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study as we discuss Greg Finke's book, Joining Jesus on His Mission.
COLOSSIANS: CONTENDING FOR CHRIST
Is there some secret knowledge that can make us more spiritual that other people? Are there rules or rituals that can make us more acceptable to God? What is the real Gospel of Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Kirk's Sunday 9:30 AM Bible Study as we study Paul's Letter to the Colossians!
JAMES: FAITH THAT WORKS
What practical struggles did the first Christians have? What practical advice did the unlikely leader of the Jerusalem church give? How do we apply the wisdom of James to our lives? Join Pastor Kirk and our 9:30 AM Sunday Bible Study to find out as we study the Letter of James.
What does the Bible really tell us about Jesus' birth? Why are so many of our carols and customs historically inaccurate? How do we restore lost meanings and redeem this season of the year? Join Pastor Kirk and our Tuesday 10 AM Bible Study as we explore "Merry Christ-Myths!"