Make this class part of your Sunday and have your discipleship enriched. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to grow in your faith and understanding.

The Creeds, Hymns, and Liturgy of the New Testament

Are there creedal statements in the New Testament?  Are there hymns that authors of the New Testament wove into their writings? Could there be vestiges of liturgical texts used by the earliest churches embedded in the New Testament?  Yes! But more importantly, what do these creedal statements and hymns tell us about Christ and our mission?  It is in vogue these days to try and get behind or before the New Testament writings to get a picture of the first churches but the NT writings actually embody the earliest beliefs of Christ followers and in these hymns and creedal statements we find a clear look at the actual head waters of our faith. Therefore, for the next couple of months in Pastor Bill’s Sunday class, we will closely study these important hymns and creedal statements to understand the early church’s convictions and then ask what they have to say to us in our contemporary situation.

These Bible studies will also be complimentary and help prepare us for our visiting scholar, Dr. Troy  Troftgruben of Wartburg Seminary, who will conduct this year’s Lay School of Theology entitled Rooted and Renewed, Imaging the Church’s Future in Light of New Testament Origins.

Schedule

February 9          (No Class – Scout Breakfast)

February 16         No class, President’s Day weekend

February 23         Liturgical Doxologies                                      Ephesians 1:3-14, Romans 11:33-36,

March 1                Songs of Mary, Zachariah, & Simon             Luke 1:46–55, 67–79; 2:14, 29–32)

March 8                Liturgy from Revelation

Here is a link to the prior recorded classes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt0vUuT_uHihH1-_thyDmbw/playlists?view_as=subscriber