BIBLE STUDY & DESCIPLESHIP

“Discipleship is about death to the old Adam and the resurrection of a new man, who lives before God by faith and before the world in love that serves the neighbor.”

– John Pless, Luther’s Small Catechism: A Manual for Discipleship

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Why a Learning Hour?

Christ called His followers to know the truth that would set them free, and the Bible repeatedly warns us not to fall prey to teaching that is attractive but empty. The Learning Hour feeds our minds and hearts on goodness and truth, helping us to better understand our faith and better resist the many things that would pull us away from the Gospel. Spending time together in God’s Word is also a great way to develop deeper friendships.

A Typical Learning Hour Class

Courses range from a half dozen to fifty people, and some have a video component while others rely on group discussion or the main speaker. Leaders and participants are generally friendly and would love to have you join them no matter how much you do or don’t know about the Bible.

Current Classes:

BIBLE BASICS -led by Pastor Maske, Pastor Naumann and Pastor Toman in the Music Room and on Zoom
In this class, our pastors will lead us in a discussion of things we often wonder about the Bible.  Who wrote it?  Where does it fit in history?  Why is it arranged the way it is?  Aren’t there books missing?  Why are there so many version, and how do we pick the right one?  How the heck am I supposed to read and make sense of this book?  And SO much more!
To get into the Zoom classroom meeting, be on a computer or device connected to the internet and click on the following link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87649486125?pwd=Q21Dcm9IV0FWT0ZnZldtOGx6aHNGQT09

 

 

 Jesus teaches us wherever we go, and discipleship truly extends beyond the classroom and sanctuary into every part of a Christian’s life. Here are a few opportunities to consider at SMLC:

Small Groups - Small Groups are where faith can be formed and put to use in an informal, caring community. Studying the Bible and talking about what matters, these groups have a variety of different meeting times, locations, and specialties. For more information, visit the Small Groups page.

 

Other Conferences - Our church’s members attend several conferences throughout the year, including Luther Hostel, the Michigan District Theological Conference, and others. Contact the church office for details.

 

More Resources for Individuals or Groups

CPH Faith Courses: Age Adult-High School

Adult and Teen CPH Devotions

  • Podcasts: KFUO and other Confessional Lutheran podcasts abound on iTunes
  • Around the Word devotions online
  • CPH’s Small Catechism app
  • So many great books:
    • Thank, Praise, Serve and Obey
    • Portals of Prayer
    • Book of Concord
    • A Martyr’s Faith in a Faithless World
    • Religion on Trial
    • Clearly Christian