Bible Class Schedule


 



House of Studies

 

Bible. From September to May there are two different 90 minute Bible studies on Wednesdays – at 10 am and 7:30 pm. Each class is 16 weeks long. There is also an eight week, 60 minute study at 9 am on Sundays, year round, that often studies the Bible. And every month there is a two page home Bible study made available.

 

Luther. From September to May the Sunday 9 am class usually includes a couple eight week classes on Luther. Quotes from Luther are also included in the church newsletter articles and in the sermon notes for each Sunday.

 

Historical & Social Topics. From September to May the Sunday 9 am class periodically studies an historical topic or social matter that is germane to the Lutheran church, e.g. the causes of WWI or recent US Supreme Court decisions on prayer in public schools.

 

Book Club. From September to May nine books on topics in Christianity are discussed in a two hour session on the fourth Saturday of each month. Book lists from past years are posted on the church webpage – flcws.org.

 

Qur’an. Since 2003, a two hour class has been offered on the Qur’an, on four consecutive Thursday nights, four times a year (January, April, July, October). Each class goes over two worksheets highlighting a total of 50 verses from the Qur’an – comparing them to the Bible. Over a hundred handouts from Islamic scholars are also made available.

 

Publications. Pastor Marshall has published over 50 peer reviewed articles in journals and magazines – as well as his 2013 book, Kierkegaard for the Church: Essays and Sermons. These works are available through the church office. Appointments can be made to discuss them with Pastor Marshall.




 




 Sunday Education

with Pastor Marshall

2017-2018

9:00 to 10:00 am, Room D

 

FALL SESSION I, September 10 - September 24

Reformation Today: Carl E. Braaten’s 500th Anniversary Lecture

        This four week class will discuss Dr. Braaten’s 2016 Reformation lecture. He was professor of Systematic Theology at the Lutheran School in Chicago for many years.

This class is the eighteenth in our series on studies in the Reformation, leading up to the 500th anniversary in October 2017. This series began in April 2009.

 

FALL SESSION II, October 1 - October 22

Christian Peace: Luther on the Peasants Rebellion

        In this four week class we will study Luther treatise, “Admonition to Peace” (1525), Luther’s Works 46:17–43. This is his defense of not supporting the peasants uprising.

This class is the nineteenth in our series on studies in the Reformation.

 

FALL SESSION III, November 5 - November 26

Admonishing the Jews – Luther’s Controversial 1543 Treatise

In this four week class we will discuss Luther’s treatise of the Jews from 1543. Our text will be the chapter on this treatise from Ronald F. Marshall, Kierkegaard in the Pulpit (2016).

This class is the twentieth in our series of studies on the Reformation.

 

FALL SESSION IV, December 3 - December 24

My Favorite Book: Luther’s Notes on Ecclesiastes

This four week class will discuss excerpts from Luther’s 1527 commentary on the book of Ecclesiastes.

This class is the twenty-first in our series on studies in the Reformation.

 

WINTER SESSION, January 7 – January 28

The Law for Christians: Luther’s Newly Translated 1539 Treatise

        In this four week class we will study Luther treatise, “Disputation on the Three Divine Hierarchies” (1539).

This class is the twenty-second in our series on studies in the Reformation.

 

SPRING SESSION I, February 4 – March 25

Memorizing Scripture: Reading Romans

        In this eight week class we will study The Book of Romans. Luther thought it was so important that all Christians should know it by heart, word for word.

Each class session will be based on a worksheet of questions handed out the week before.

 

SPRING SESSION II, April 8- May 27

The Best Gospel: Reading John

        This eight week class will study The Gospel of John. Luther thought it was the clearest and most powerful of the four Gospels.

Each class session will be based on a worksheet of questions handed out the week before.

 

 

 






 





Schedule for

Wednesday Bible Classes

with Pastor Marshall

2017-2018


Morning 10- 11:30 am

Fall: 1 John – 3 John                                      Spring: Ecclesiastes

1) 1 John 1.1-4           9) 1 John 3.16-24        1) Ecclesiastes 1.1-18       9) Ecclesiastes 6.1-12

2) 1 John 1.5-10       10) 1 John 4.1-12          2) Ecclesiastes 2.1-11     10) Ecclesiastes 7.1-13

3) 1 John 2.1-6         11) 1 John 4.12-21        3) Ecclesiastes 2.12-26   11) Ecclesiastes 7.14-29

4) 1 John 2.7-14       12) 1 John 5.1-5            4) Ecclesiastes 3.1-9       12) Ecclesiastes 8.1-17

5) 1 John 2.15-20     13) 1 John 5.6-12          5) Ecclesiastes 3.10-22   13) Ecclesiastes 9.1-17

6) 1 John 2.21-29     14) 1 John 5.13-21        6) Ecclesiastes 4.1-16     14) Ecclesiastes 10.1-20

7) 1 John 3.1-8         15) 2 John 1.1-13          7) Ecclesiastes 5.1-10     15) Ecclesiastes 11.1-10

8) 1 John 3.9-15       16) 3 John 1.1-15          8) Ecclesiastes 5.11-20   16) Ecclesiastes 12.1-14

 

 

Evening 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Fall: Hosea                                                          Spring: Romans

1) Hosea 1.1-11          9) Hosea 8.1-14               1) Romans 1.1-32           9) Romans 9.1-33

2) Hosea 2.1-23        10) Hosea 9.1-17               2) Romans 2.1-29         10) Romans 10.1-21

3) Hosea 3.1-5          11) Hosea 10.1-15             3) Romans 3.1-31         11) Romans 11.1-36

4) Hosea 4.1-10        12) Hosea 11.1-12             4) Romans 4.1-24         12) Romans 12.1-21

5) Hosea 4.11-19      13) Hosea 12.1-14             5) Romans 5.1-21         13) Romans 13.1-14

6) Hosea 5.1-15        14) Hosea 13.1-9               6) Romans 6.1-23         14) Romans 14.1-23

7) Hosea 6.1-11        15) Hosea 13.10-16           7) Romans 7.1-25         15) Romans 15.1-33

8) Hosea 7.1-16        16) Hosea 14.1-9               8) Romans 8.1-39         16) Romans 16.1-27










 





 

With the Mind

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Readings in Contemporary Theology with Pastor Marshall

in the Church Lounge, 3-5 pm, the fourth Saturday of each month.

2017-2018

 

Sept. 23     Thomas C. Oden, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity (2007).

Oct. 28      Martin Luther, Notes on Ecclesiastes (1527, 1532), Luther’s Works, Vol. 15.

Nov. 26     Peter Marshall, The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (2009).

Dec. 23      Alister McGrath, The Passionate Intellect: Christian faith and the Discipleship of the Mind (2001).

Jan. 27      Michael Rota, Taking Pascal’s Wager: Faith, Evidence and the Abundant Life (2016).

Feb. 24      Greg Garrett, Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination (2015).

Mar. 24     Thomas C. Oden, A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir (2014).

Apr. 28      Terry Eagleton, Culture and the Death of God (2015).

May 26      Thomas C. Oden, Two Worlds: Notes on the Death of Modernity in America and Russia (1992).