God is the source of repentance. None of this happens without our God. The Word of our God is a double edged sword – dividing joint and marrow – straight down to our souls. It cuts with the Law and heals with the Gospel.
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Judas and Peter are an interesting study during Lent. They are main characters in the Passion Accounts. We see them fail every year. Because Judas ends up at the end of his own noose, it might be tempting to assign him an inordinate amount of derision. This is where Peter helps us out. Let’s break them down.
Think of your social network as how you interact with your world. Does your temper ever get so hot that you don’t want to hold it. The rage just builds up inside of you until you can’t stand it. Your stack blows and you end up saying or doing something that you regret. A person’s temper is just one slice of the social network pie.
How’s your work life? I suppose that question can take a few meanings and go a few different directions. Let’s try to go down a road. Will we ever be able to rid the world of poverty? Some of our politicians like to speak about ridding our society, but it’s not so simple. I think that Jesus speaks of this when he says, “The poor you will always have with you.”
How can you pick a spouse? What about raising those kids? This week in our Bible study we’ll dig into proverbs for some wisdom on family life.
Can you ever have too many blessings? Looking at a blissfully sleeping baby in a crib surrounded by a hoard of toys you might think not, but there are some pitfalls that come with possessions. This week in our Ancient Wisdom Bible class we’ll consider God’s gift of wealth.
“Well at least you have your health!” Fewer and fewer people in America say those words. We are becoming more and more unhealthy as a nation. God has some ancient wisdom for us. We’ll dig into Scripture to find out what we can do in 2021 to be more healthy!
Do you speak the language? That might be a great question for a tourist who is exploring ruins in ancient Greece. Maybe this would be a good question to an exchange student who is meeting her new roommate in Barcelona. For our new Bible study in 2021 we’re going to look at Wisdom Literature in the Bible.
A Classic Christmas, what does that look like? The term classic is subjective. I suppose every one of us could relate what a classic Christmas might be. Mine might be different than yours. When I look at the American culture I have grown up in, there are parts of the Christmas celebration that seem to be universal.
The 19th Century in many ways looked fantastic. However, the scars of a civil war and the new order of Jim Crow was an ugly underbelly of the Gilded Age. Christmas traditions in America start to take shape through the pens of Washington Irving and Clement Moore. Santa Claus comes into his own during this time, but is the “naughty and nice” theology really harmless fun? We’ll ask that question and look at a few answers this week in An American Christmas
Revolution is a great description of America in the 18th century. The colonies were maturing to the point that they didn’t appreciate the taxes from England. For our purposes what was Christmas like in a America in the 18th century? Did the revolution touch culture the same way it did politics? Undoubtedly yes, but the effect on Christmas really isn’t all that noticeable.
An American Christmas sounds patriotic, doesn’t it? Why it’s like apple pie and mom! This year we’ll take a look at some of the traditions that we practice and see how they compare with life in America going back two to three hundred years. Alot has changed.
Politics might be the farthest thing from your mind right now? After all it’s a new year – a new church year, that is. For our final lesson in our study Politics we go down the rabbit hole how of slander, assassination, and bribery.