The regular study of the Bible and books that help to enliven its message is a key way the disciple practices loving and knowing God. Study happens privately through personal Bible study and a regular
devotional time. Study also happens publicly as families and friends learn together, in small groups, and through larger gatherings of formal study and worship. The maturing disciple attends to “study” in both
private and communal contexts.
Through reading, meditating and the study of Scripture, the lively word of God becomes active in the lives of believers. For thousands of years, the words of Jesus, the teachings of the prophets and apostles, and
the stories of God’s people have revealed God’s heart and hope for the world and each one of us. The Holy Spirit inspires us through Scripture to see ourselves as we are and as God would have us become. Through
the Bible we come to understand how God works in the world, for the world and through people like us.
Study Opportunities at Faith Lutheran Include:
Pick up a copy of Our Daily Bread at the Welcome Center or the display cabinet by the main entrance. This is an easy to read and understand devotional booklet to assist you in daily Bible study. Best used at a regular time each day.
Small Group Study:
Sunday Morning Study, 9am-10am in Room 2F. Various faith formation topics for women and men. This group meets during the school year. Contact Cliff and Sharon Hill at
Monday Night Study, 7pm-8pm in the Conference room. The Sunday morning sermon texts are the focus of this group. We meet during the school year. Contact Lloyd Sather at
Old Guys, 9:30am-10:30am on Tuesday mornings in the back room of Keys Restaurant. Pastor John leads a discussion of Sunday morning sermon texts over coffee. Just show up!
Conversations on FaceBook. Several small groups discuss the Sunday worship texts. Currently they are from the book of Acts. Contact Pastor John at
Women of Faith Circles. These groups meet once per month for study, social time and work projects.
Mini Chapel: Bring your pre-school children or grandchildren to Mini Chapel so they can study God’s word at an age appropriate level. Summer schedule is Wednesdays at 10:45am. Meet in the Chapel with the LADC children and teachers. Contact Pastor John at
MOPS: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an international organization that provides education, spiritual reflection, activities and support for moms. Contact to join.
Max Lucado, in his book Grace for the Moment says:
Some of us have tried to have daily quiet time and have not been successful. Others of us have a hard time concentrating. All of us are busy. So rather than spend time with God, listening for His voice, we’ll let others spend time with Him and then benefit from their experience. Let them tell us what God is saying. After all, isn’t that why we pay preachers?
If that is your approach, if your spiritual experiences are secondhand and not firsthand, I’d like to challenge you with this thought: Do you do that with other parts of your life? You don’t do that with vacations….You don’t do that with romance…You don’t let someone eat on your behalf, do you? There are certain things no one can do for you. And one of those is spending time with God.