Isn’t summertime, sunshine and the green growth in Wisconsin amazing? From the rain and rays (actually, from the Creator) comes a growing plant. As summer progresses we witness the cycle of life, from start to finish, from little to big, from seed to fruit. This same cycle occurs in the life of a believer, as faith is planted by the Gospel, it is watered and nurtured and then comes the abundant fruit. God loves to gather his children together and raise a garden of good things. Seeing this cycle reminds us that we can’t rush the process by which fruit appears in our lives.
Summer Sunday Adult Bible Study. August 11 – September 8th at 9:15am each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. Our English language is complicated by context – especially when it comes to love. We use the same word to describe our passion for food (tacos or hamburgers), our adoration (worship) for God, the attraction and affection between a husband and wife. While we simply have one word for love, the ancient Greeks used several, all of which are illustrated in Scripture. In this late summer study we’ll discover why love is central to all aspects of life and how having love lifts up our spirits. John says it so well, “We love because he first loved us.” “God is love.” “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”
A 10-week parenting Bible class entitled “Family Balance” will be taught by Tom Hering and begin on Sunday, September 8. This series is for all parents. There are many aspects of trying to find and maintain balance in a family. This discussion-based class will include Biblical principles and guidance to help work through the challenges of family balance on many different fronts, such as the use of Law/Gospel, discipline, technology, worship, family time, work and play, etc. The class will meet in the classroom off the fellowship hall during the regular Sunday morning Bible class hour. Child care is provided. Continue reading “New this week – August 25, 2019”