1st and 2nd Thessalonians

1st and 2nd ThessaloniansThe church in Thessalonica was a study in contrast.  They had been a quiet and holy people, but after a while they had become restless and impatient.  They needed direction on how to live.  So Paul wrote the young church two letters.  The first commended the believers for their faith and encouraged them to continue living according to the gospel principles he had taught.  The second letter was filled with helpful hints that corrected their wrong beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors.  Whether we are living a quiet and holy life or one that leaves us restless and impatient, Paul's letters encourage us.  They challenge us to remain faithful in a temporary world.

These are the key themes that Max unpacks throughout the book:

We should live in preparation for Christ's return.
God wants holy and pure worship.
The time of Christ's return will be unpredictable.
How we live every day matters.

Join us at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays as Max leads us on a 12-week study of these two letters from the Apostle Paul.  All are welcome!

"Lectionary" Bible Study

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"Calling All Men."  Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 as Rich Evans leads a Men's Bible Study that will follow the PCUSA Revised Common Lectionary.  Not only will you get to participate in a lively discussion, but you might get a glimpse of what Pastor Jen's message will be about the following Sunday.  All guys are welcome!

 

 

 

"What My Grandmothers Taught Me"

Grandmothers

 

 

 

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary - Matthew names these women for a reason.  How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers?  What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family?  What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?  And what can Jesus’s grandmothers-of-the-faith teach us?  By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.  Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 as Pastor Jen leads a Women's Bible Study on grandmothers.