SUNDAYS 9:25AM -- SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS
Course: The WORD at Work in a Little-Bitty Church with Big-City Problems
Time: 9:25-10:25AM Sundays
Instructor: Pastor Pries
Description: On Sunday, January 6, we began a new Sunday Morning Bible Class called: The WORD at Work in a Little-Bitty Church with Big-City Problems. The city is Corinth. The small group of believers there had some real big challenges to their faith in Jesus. Their challenges are no different than ours. Our Lord inspires Paul to tackle each problem head-first. As we unfold this letter we will be amazed at Paul’s clarity, patience and grace as Jesus uses Paul to share God’s amazing grace in the solutions to the problems. Come see that grace in action.
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM -- ISAIAH
Current Course: ISAIAH
Time: Wednesdays 8:30-10:00am, year round
Location: Fellowship Hall
Instructor: Pastor Pries
Materials needed: Bibles, pens and study guides are provided
Style: Question and answer
Description: From B.C. to present, and throughout the church year (Advent to End Times), God’s people have listened to Isaiah’s scroll being read in worship. Why? Because it is Isaiah the prophet who foretold the virgin birth of our advent King (ch. 7). In our Christmas celebration, the titles of Jesus (ch. 9) roll off our tongues as we hear Handel’s Messiah float through our minds. The recurring Servant-songs (Ch. 42,49, etc) describing our Lord Jesus’ life and ministry bring detail and insight into God’s salvation plan. It is Isaiah the prophet who walks us to the scenic summit of Mt. Calvary to show us the Lenten picture of our Suffering Servant, carrying our sins to the cross. Isaiah takes us to Good Friday and to Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (ch. 53). The mighty seer states clearly our Lord’s victory over death and the grave, proclaiming the new life and joy we have in him (ch. 25, 53)! This prophet of old spells out for us the day of wrath (ch.66) and judgment and the Lord’s glorious reign in the church triumphant (ch.54, 35). These are just a few highlights!
The Book of Isaiah has been described by some as the 5th gospel due to its rich and Christ-centered message! Its 66 chapters serve as a sort of bible within the Bible, pouring forth law and gospel.
Pastor Pries will lead this class at a careful, thoughtful pace. Come every week or whenever you can make it. New attendees will always be welcome throughout the year.
WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM -- WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The study of Job
Time: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00PM
Location: Various Homes (call 920.749.9744 for current hostess location and information)
Audience: Adult women
Materials needed: Bring your Bible and a pen.
Description: Contentment. Are you content? In our society full of "stuff", it still can be elusive. Grow in contentment in Ecclesiastes beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 1pm. Join us! Please contact either Christine Heckmann, 574-3920, email@example.com, or Laura Zimmerman at 915-8741, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAYS 6:30PM - MIDWEEK BIBLE CLASS
Course: SAINTS LIKE US: Encouragement and Warnings from Our Spiritual Parents
Time: 6:30-7:30PM Wednesdays
Instructor: Pastor Balza
Have you ever heard of a church named “St. Noah” or “Saint Sarah”? I haven’t either. Yet the Bible names many Old Testament characters as saints, that is, people who lived and died in faith (see the list in Hebrews 11). Those people are just as much saints as are New Testament characters such as Peter, John, and Paul.
When we examine the lives of those Old Testament saints, we see many things we like, and also some things that make us cringe. The Bible does not hide the faults of those “heroes” of faith. And why not? Obviously, so that we can learn from both the good and the bad. Their acts of faith are encouragement for us, and their sins are warnings to us.
This winter the Wednesday Evening Bible class will examine the lives of SAINTS LIKE US. Our spiritual parents will provide both encouragement and warnings for our own walk of faith. Our schedule will be:
January 9 @ 6:30pm = Noah/Naamah
January 16 @ 6:30pm = Abraham/Sarah
January 23 @ 6:30pm = Isaac/Rebekah
January 30 @ 6:30pm = Jacob/Rachel
February 6 @ 6:30pm = Judah/Tamar
The stories of SAINTS LIKE US will encourage us in our own walk of faith, which is the very reason that the Holy Spirit chose to record both the good and the ugly about them. Come and grow in your understanding