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Lenten Bible Study - The Passion Draws Near
The Rev. Gary LeTourneau
Sunday Morning, 9:45 a.m.
Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24

This Lenten Bible study will focus on Luke 19:45  - 22:6, the period after Palm Sunday and before the arrest of Jesus.  This section of Luke (and the other Gospels) begins with Jesus teaching in the Temple, and ends with Judas agreeing to betray Jesus.  It is frequently overlooked  in the church’s teaching, because it comes in between Palm Sunday and the Passion narratives.  In these verses, Jesus claims to be the One who speaks, teaches and heals with the authority of the Son of God.  In these passages we see the final escalation of conflict with the authorities which leads to His arrest and crucifixion.  We will primarily be reading and studying the text itself, seeking to apply the words of Jesus to our own lives of Discipleship

Feb 24 Luke 19:45 - 48 Cleansing and Teaching in the Temple
Luke 20:1-8 Question of Authority

Mar 3 Luke 20:9-19 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
Luke 20:20-26 Paying Taxes to Caesar

Mar 10 Luke 20:27-40 The Problem of the Resurrection
Luke 21:1-4 The Widow’s Offering

Mar 17 Luke 21:5-37 Be Watchful and Ready

Mar 24 Luke 22:1-6 Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

The Heidelberg Catechism

Starts September 16th and continues throughout the school year.

The Good News We Almost Forgot - Supplemental Book

If there is "nothing new under the sun" then perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember.  The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements.  Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened.   

In The Good News We Almost Forgot Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him.  The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer and the book deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers.  As DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, it's Christ gracious, it's comfort rich, it's Spirit strong, it's God Sovereign, and it's truth timeless."  Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically laid out doctrine that matters most:  we are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

Class Led by the Rev. Robert Dooling

Adult and Youth Sunday School  POD 1 – A 4 Week Study
Hanged on a Twisted Cross
The Life, Convictions and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

September 9 – September 30

Biblical theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis just days before the Allies defeated Germany in World War II. This gripping documentary narrated by Ed Asner captures the life, times, and thought of Bonhoeffer. Using rare archival footage, documents, and visits to original locations, we get an intimate portrait of a man whose life and writings grow in their influence and speak powerfully to issues of our own day some 50 years later. Four Sessions, 30 minute film segments and 30 minutes of discussion.  How does a man of peace come to assist violence in combating unrestrained evil? What do you do when deep-seated patriotism for your nation compels you to oppose your fatherland and its demonic leader? What course do you take when your love for the Gospel conflicts with your tragically compromised church? What is the responsibility of a follower of God when others are being persecuted and sent to prison camps and gas chambers?  As shown in this two-hour program, Bonhoeffer confronted these and other issues with a searching Biblical faith and personal courage in a way that speaks to every generation.

Led by Rev. Jim Webb

Adult Sunday School  POD 2 –  A 5 Week Study

Bible Study – 2 Corinthians 5

October 14 – November 11

An in depth study of chapter five of the second book to the Corinthian church. This study will call us to evaluate what God has done on our behalf and how our perceptions and responses to God reveal our own convictions in faith to the world around us.

Led by Rev. Gary LeTourneau

Adult and Youth Sunday School  POD 3 – A 4 Week Advent Study

The Journey

December 2 – December 23

A Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. Filmed in on location in the Holy Land, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem contains a meaningful experience for any group. As would be The Journey brings the scriptures to life. Hamilton shares the logistics, the terrain, the culture and the people. It makes you think, or at least reminds you of, many little details that may seem insignificant, but are important to the overall story of Mary, Joseph, and their wonderful little baby that changed the world.
Sessions will include:

1. Mary of Nazareth        2. Joseph of Bethlehem        3. Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth        4. From Nazareth to Bethlehem        5. The Manger

Led by Rev. Jim Webb

Adult Sunday School    POD 4 - A 6 Week Study
Life Together - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

January 6 – February 10

After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

Led by Rev. Jim Webb