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What Does God Say About...?

week 1: What Does God Say about the Authority of His Word?

week 2: Marriage

week 3: Divorce

week 4: Freedom (notes)        (click here for some comments by Martin Luther about government)

week 5: Traditions

week 6: Lodges

week 7: Forgiveness

week 8: "Big" Sins

week 9: Grieving

week 10: God's Boundless Grace

week 11: When "Bad Things Happen to Good People"

Week 12:Sex

Week 13: Being Holy

Returning From Exile

A Study of Ezra and Nehemiah

Week 1: Introduction and Ezra 1-2

Week 2: Ezra 3-6

Week 3: Ezra 5-8

Week 4: Ezra 8-10

Week 5: Nehemiah 1-2

Week 6: Nehemiah 3-6

Week 7: Nehemiah 6-10

Week 8: Nehemiah 10-13

Trials of Jesus

Jesus faced many trials before the crucifixion. The scriptures give us a vivid understanding of these 12 hours.

Week 1: Gethsemane

Week 2: Annas and Caiaphas

Week 3: Pilate

Week 4: Herod

Week 5: The Crowd

Freedom in the One Gospel

Study of the Letter to the Galatians

What is the Good News?  What happens when we try to add our own efforts to God's work?

How are we called to live?

Where do we have true freedom?

Click below for notes:

January 10: Introduction

January 24: Chapters 1-2

January 31: Chapters 2-3

February 7: Chapter 4

February 14: Chapters 5-6



Star of Bethlehem (and Beyond)

What was the Star of Bethlehem?  A one-time miraculous misbehaving star?  A natural part of the heavenly dance?

What does it mean that God uses stars to proclaim His glory?

Using Rick Larson's Star of Bethlehem presentation, we explore these and other questions...

(click here for the notes)

Ordinary People

God's plan of love and salvation is amazing!  God works His plan through His creation -- ordinary people like you and me.

We may be used to the Christmas events, but do we always recognize that Mary, Joseph, and the rest (even King Herod) were just regular people?

In this study, we use The Nativity Story to see everyday life and compare this movie to God's plan revealed in His Word.

November 29, 2020: Advent 1

December 6, 2020: Advent 2

December 13, 2020: Advent 3

December 20, 2020: Advent 4

Who Do People Say I Am?

Proclaiming Christ Crucified in a world of cheap imitations.

In the world, and even among Christians, there are many views of who Jesus is and how He affects daily life.  "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified."  I Corinthians 2:2

Session 1: introduction

Session 2: Missing the mark

Session 3: The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Session 3.2: The Way, part 2

Session 4: God's Country

Session 5: The Meaning of Life