REGULAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIBLE STUDY - PART OF THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR LIFE OF FAITH
"Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.” - Mark 4:20 (NIV '84)
We offer multiple opportunities to study God's Word, in accordance with one of the marks of the "Discipleship Pledge."
Sunday Morning Adult Study: The Book of 1 Thessalonians, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Men's Bible Study: Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. at Stone Hearth Estates (Bring $6 for breakfast if you desire) - Gospel of Matthew
Women's Bible Study: Ended for the summer - Will Resume in September
Youth Bible Study: (TYO) Wednesdays at 2102 Ave. G - Each Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Eustis Bible Study: The Book of Romans, First Tuesday each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center in Eustis
Stone Hearth Men's Bible Study: the Book of Ephesians, Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m.
Mary-Martha Bible Study: "Women of the Old Testament," 8:45 a.m. third Tuesday - Gothenburg Senior Center (note new location - $4.00 for coffee/rolls if desired).
Faith Circle Bible Study: 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday at Stone Hearth.
Looking for a good study Bible? Here are 3 good options available:
The Lutheran Study Bible is published by Concordia Publishing House. The Bible Translation is the English Standard Version (ESV), which is the newest modern translation available. This study Bible can also be purchased through Amazon.com and Christian Book Distributors.
The Best One Volume Commentary we are now utilizing and promoting is the Africa Bible Commentary, produced by 70 African scholars. It is readily available from Amazon, and is straightforward, honest, direct, and remarkably parallels the American Society in terms of it's own isssues, despite that it often directs commentary toward the African nations themselves.
The Concordia Self Study Bible, published by Concordia Publishing House, using the 1984 New International Version (NIV) which is the most readable translation still today. In 2017, the original NIV (usually notated as "NIV 1984") is becoming harder to find, as it is officially out of print, despite that some copies are still available for purchase. The current NIV (with a copyright including 2011) is not as good in terms of translation from the original Biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. SUMMER 2017 UPDATE: This Study Bible appears to be available now only as used.
The Archeological Study Bible, published by Zondervan, uses the 1984 NIV translation. See comment above on the NIV. This Bible can be most easily purchased through Amazon.com and Christian Book Distributors. This Bible is also available throughWalMart. SUMMER 2017 UPDATE: This Study Bible appears to be available now only as used.
WE GATHER FOR WEEKLY WORSHIP
Each Sunday Morning, we gather for:
Sunday School for pre-k through high school at 8:45 AM - resumes Rally Sunday (after Labor Day)
Adult Study at 9:00 AM
Worship with Holy Communion at 10:00 AM
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