Monday Morning Men's Bible Study
Join us every Monday morning (6:30-7:30 a.m.) for a faith-strengthening study and discussion of God’s word.
This class is taught by Pastor Walther in the Conference Room in the Lower Level of the church.
In November 2013 we have begun a study of the Book of Hebrews. This book was written to early Jewish Christians who were being influenced by those who rejected Jesus as the Messiah. With careful explanations the writer of the Book of Hebrews shows how the Covenant of Moses is hopeless by itself and was always intended to be fulfilled by the New Covenant.
From December of 2012 to November of 2013 we studied the Gospel of Matthew. The Gospels are not biographies of Jesus. Rather, they present us with Jesus' journey to the cross and beyond. Matthew, in particular, seems to be written for Jewish readers. He has a strong emphasis on prophecy and fulfillment which is a tremendously important way for God to show us how the Son of God can truly be discovered in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
From January through December of 2012 we studied Numbers and Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is the wrap up of the Torah (Hebrew for "instruction"), the name commonly given to the first five books of the Bible whose human author was Moses. Reading through the Torah is an amazing experience. We can learn so much as we see how God established the holy nation of Israel. But as we come to the end of Deuteronomy we hear the chilling prophecies of Moses that Israel would not remain faithful but would turn to idolatry and be scattered. The Torah cries out for more, and that is exactly what God provides in the promises of and in the eventual arrival of the Messiah Jesus.
From May to December of 2011 we studied the books of Exodus and Leviticus. These two great books of the Bible show us how God established the people of Israel under the Covenant of Moses. Important themes in these books include the call and leadership of Moses, the sinful nature of man that causes rebellion, the patience and love of God, the sacrifices that foreshadow the sacrifice of Christ, the holiness and distinctiveness of Israel.
From January to April of 2011 we studied the Augsburg Confession. The AC was presented the Holy Roman Emperor in 1530 as a true summary of the basic teachings of Scripture. You will be amazed by the timeless truths in this document drawn from Scripture and presented with a central focus on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Order the Kindle version of the Book of Concord for .99!