Adult Bible Study

The Bible is known by many names.  In the church it is also referred to as Scripture, God’s Written Word, and God’s Holy Word. ELCA Lutherans also refer to the Bible as our “Book of Faith.” At Good Shepherd, faithful engagement with our Book of Faith is a vital part of our daily life together as it helps to nurture our faith and points us to Jesus and the lives we are called to live as Christians.

As Lutherans, we believe that studying the Bible is most faithfully done in community. While individual Bible study also enriches our understanding of God, Jesus and faith, having conversation with others about what we hear and see when we read the Bible helps us to hear and understand it more completely. Engagement with our Book of Faith with one another strengthens our community and leads us out into the world to serve the needs of our neighbors.

In our Bible studies we read Scripture together, ask lots of questions, read and listen to what Bible scholars and teachers can bring to the conversation, and we listen to one another. We may end up with more questions than we have answers, but we are okay with that.

Tuesday Lunch and Learn

  • We meet in the Library Room at noon on Tuesdays.
  • Bring a lunch and be ready to discuss!
  • Contact Angela Renner or Margaret Mixon for details.

Word on Wednesday

  • We meet in the Library Room at 9:30 AM for fellowship, study, and discussion.
  • We will be studying 40-Day Journey with Martin Luther. As we continue to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this study will help us explore our own spirituality under the guidance of the man behind the ministry, Martin Luther.
  • For more information, please contact Lori Peters at loriqpeters@gmail.com.

Thursday Bible Study

  • We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10 AM and are currently studying Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans.
  • All are welcome to join!
  • Contact Pastor Paul.
  • A new study in January using the book Cross Vision by Gregory A. Boyd exploring and trying to make sense of Old Testament violence. If you would like to know more about the Thursday Bible Study group or the new study, speak to Pastor Paul. Also, let him know if you would like to have a book ordered. You can also purchase the book online and in Kindle form.

Sundays at 9:45 AM

40-Day Journey with Martin Luther

  • Led by Mary Tucker.
  • We meet in Room 117.

Coffee & Conversation

  • Led by Lori Peters.
  • We meet in the Library for study and discussion.
  • Upcoming topics include: God’s Urgent Call and Covenant with God.

Reformation 500

  • Led by Pastor Paul and meets in Room 118, we will explore the Small Catechism using By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Our conversations will consider the biblical and historical context of the Small Catechism, its link to the church’s faith, and its connection to Luther’s life and your life today.

Men in Mission

  • Led by Jaime Escamilla.
  • We meet in Room 116.

Coming in January – Making Sense of the Cross

  • Led by Mary Tucker.
  • We meet in Room 117.
  • Studying the book Making Sense of the Cross by David Lose.  The book is written in a conversational, question-and-answer style, depicting a candid discussion about the cross that takes place between a student and a teacher.  In the book’s introduction, Lose notes that “the way we understand the cross very much shapes the way we regard God.”  If you are interested in this class, contact Mary Tucker at marric1@yahoo.com or by phone at 678-224-1177.  An order for the book will be placed in mid to late November.

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