We offer a variety of Bible studies on campus every Sunday morning between 9:45-10:45 am as well as studies held throughout the week.
We are looking forward to beginning a new eight-week Adult Bible Study, True Riches 101. This study highlights St. John’s values, practices, and expression of the Christian faith as taught in the Lutheran Church. The Bible study is for all people who wish to become members of St. John. Although it is designed with a new believer in mind, it is a meaningful experience for long-time Lutherans as well. We pray that you will find it beneficial and edifying and look forward to having you join us!
Do we live in a perverse society filled with conflict? If so, Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth is addressed to us. Paul emphasizes the need for Christian unity which requires discipline, forgiveness and love. We are each blessed with spiritual gifts and talents so that we can connect our neighbors to true riches in Jesus. However, we are all in this together and need each other to accomplish this mission. Paul's letter also provides instruction on communion and stewardship along with insight on our resurrection.
September 15 - December 1
Hebrews was written to encourage early Christians in their faith while they faced extreme hardships and persecution. The letter exalts Christ in the midst of suffering and bridges the gap between symbolic practices in the Old Testament and Christian practices of today. Our faith is still challenged by hardship and suffering and by what Jesus called the thorns – worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth. The Hebrews Bible study will continue through the end of December. Lessons are complete in themselves and do not require attendance in previous classes. All are welcome.
No book in the New Testament gives such a “golden review of Biblical teaching” like the Book of Romans. Martin Luther said “Romans is really the chief part of the New Testament, and in reality, the pure Gospel. It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. We can never read or ponder on it too much; for the more we deal with it, the more precious it becomes and better it tastes.” “In it are truths the Christian should know, namely what is the Gospel, sin, punishment, grace, faith righteousness, Christ, God, good works, love, hope and the Cross. And how we are to conduct ourselves toward everyone, whether he is righteous or sinner, strong or weak, friend or foe, and even toward our own selves.” (LW35:380). Come join us. We’d love to have you.
Begins September 15 - Join any time
"Happiness happens when you give it away."Through real life illustrations and the truth of God's Word, Max Lucado shows you how happiness can be found through the encouragement of others and by being kind. Imagine the world if each one of us just started to speak words of encouragement over the people around us and showing genuine kindness? Breathing life in to people rather than death through our words? The world we live in would be a much different place. In this Max Lucado study, he shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out during this 6 week DVD based bible study by Max Lucado.
October 27 - December 8
Raising children is a tough challenge in today’s world. Peers and pop culture exert a never-ending pressure on kids. Parents often feel helpless, as every godly principle they teach their children seems to be contradicted by the corrupt principles of this defective world. But the good news is, God has a plan for effectively raising your children! During this series we will grow together as parents and look forward to devotion and fellowship!
September 15 - November 3