Fall Bible Studies
Pastor Ken will conduct a new series of Bible Studies — The Hard Sayings of Jesus — this fall. Classes are open to all and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 pm at the church.
Jesus did not intentionally decide to say some things that people would think are “hard” to hear and even “harder” to implement. He spoke truth that comes from God. In listening ears there are sensitivities and sensibilities created by living. These are some of the cause behind people thinking some teachings from God are hard. They challenge the way we think by presenting the way God thinks. In this study, our goal will be to “understand” the way God thinks and to determine what we can do about it as we shape our faith and discipleship.
September 15: Mark 10:21 “Sell What You Own!”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
September 22: Luke 14:26-27 “Hate mothers and fathers…”
26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
September 29: Mark 10:44 “Servant (Butler) of All!”
44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
October 6: Matthew 10:5b-6 “Nowhere Among the Gentiles!”
5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
October 13: Matthew 25:30 “Outer Darkness!”
30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
October 20: John 8:44a “Your Father, the Devil!”
44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Classes will be 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – location TBA. Hope to see you there!