Sunday Morning Bible Class — The Story

Overview: Packed in the pages of the Bible are stories—hundreds of them—written about people who teach us lessons and help us discover the mysteries of our loving and powerful God. It’s an amazing book that God carefully prepared just for us. And over 31 weeks, we are going to turn the Bible inside out as we read his story in a unique way.

“The Story” is an exciting church-wide experience based on a book that uses the NIV edition of the Bible, presenting the scriptures in compelling narratives. The book reads like a novel and pulls the reader into a chronological progression of the colorful and assorted biblical characters and events. You may also follow along simply by reading the listed verses from the Bible that you already have at home.

As we step through the chapters together, we’ll take time in weekend worship, and education times to unpack each week’s biblical teachings. We’ll increase our biblical literacy as we discover together how our individual stories, and the stories recorded for us in Scripture, are part of God’s greater plan for salvation. Through our reading, we’ll also uncover what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how we can engage in sharing his story with others.

“The Story” will run through the beginning of May. Every one will have an opportunity to dive deeper into God’s Word, so that the most experienced and the least experienced Bible reader will have the opportunity to see God’s story in a whole new way.

Bible study is Sundays at 9:00 AM in the main worship room.

Mid-Week Bible Class “ROMANS”

St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is the first epistle in the New Testament because it is the longest, but it could also occupy that position because of its importance. It has always played an important role in the church because it summarizes so well the essential emphases of the apostle’s theology. Throughout the letter Paul emphasizes that God’s mercy comes to undeserving people who stand under the Law. In the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God freely gives righteousness through faith alone, not on the basis of their own accomplishments. This unconditional promise is the sole basis of people’s relationship with God.

Martin Luther wrote, “This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament, and it is truly the purest gospel. It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day…we can never read it or ponder over it too much.”

Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:30am in the choir room for Bible class as we take a closer look at Romans.