Weekly Bible Studies with the Pastors
 
 
Monday – Beginning September 10
20 Old Testament Stories You Need to Know
Dr. Doug Fletcher – 10:00 a.m. in the library
Many of us have greater familiarity with New Testament stories of Jesus more than we know the Old Testament.  But many significant Old Testament stories are extremely important, inspirational and have echoes in the New Testament.  Meeting on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m., each week we will look at a story, its themes and echoes through the whole Bible and then discuss applications for living.
 
Wednesday – Beginning September 12
Early Bird Bible Study
Pastor Joel Wood—5:15 p.m. in the library
 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” As members of the Reformed Tradition, we hold that “Scripture Alone” should lead us. The way we structure our life and our worship are not decided by people, but by the Word of God. As 2 Timothy tells us scripture equips and trains us, but how do we interpret scripture? The Early-Bird class this fall will focus on teaching skills and techniques to help us all better interpret scripture. Each week we will look at the coming sermon or lectionary texts and practice various methods to help us understand those texts, and more importantly how they inform our lives. No book other than the Bible is necessary, and no work will be required before each class. Simply come and learn so that you might gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty contained within Scripture and feel the breath of God on your life.
 
Thursday – Beginning September 27
Brown Bag Lunch & Book Group: “A Gospel of Hope” by Walter Brueggemann
Pastor Lisa Schrott – 12:00 p.m. in the library
Hebrews 11:1 tells us: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” These words sound wonderful, but the reality of living as faithful people, with hope as the face we approach life is much more challenging. Bring your lunch and join us as we study “A Gospel of Hope.” “A Gospel of Hope” encourages readers to be bold in living as the faithful people of God. Walter Brueggemann is a biblical scholar who weaves scripture with situations from contemporary life, with topics ranging from anxiety and abundance to partisanship and the role of faith in public life. The book is available from Amazon for $15 ($10 for the Kindle version).