Welcome to Our Savior Lutheran Church
The Bible is full of many wonderful accounts. When children are young, we teach them these true stories and so build up a firm and biblical foundation for their faith, praying that they will continue in that faith, continually building upon it as they mature. Bible History is a great way to do this because it provides a narrative, a story line. Children are able to comprehend concrete ideas much easier than abstract ideas. So we teach the Christian faith through these accounts.
But don’t let this fool you into thinking that Bible History is only for children. It is the narrative of an adult’s faith, too. Jesus used Bible History throughout His earthly ministry to teach the Jews about the Messiah, about Himself. As He said, “these are they which testify of Me.” You may remember some of the key events and people of your Sunday School lessons, but do you remember how Christ was pictured there? Or perhaps you have never studied Bible History, or are generally unfamiliar with its contents. If you would like to learn, we would like to teach.
Beginning January 8th, every Thursday evening at 5:20, we will be holding a Basic Bible History course for teens and adults. We will read some of the key accounts in Scripture beginning with creation, understand the accounts in the context of world history, but most importantly, we will see how this is our salvation history, the story of our Savior, our story.
If you would not have time to go home and eat or would just like to eat with others, beginning at 5:00, you are welcome to have a bite to eat before the class. This meal will be rather informal. If you come later than 5:20 or aren’t finished eating your supper, you can eat during class. We will provide a soup and the rest will be pot luck.
Also, if you care to stay for a short evening devotion, at 6:35 following the Basic Bible History class, we will have a 30 minute service.
Then at 7:15, we will continue to conduct our regular Bible Study going through the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse. We are currently in Leviticus, soon to be starting the book of Numbers.
You are welcome to come to one or two, or stay for all three.
For the past couple of months, we have been blessed with an opportunity to host a radio program on Sierra Wave Radio (92.5 and 96.5 FM in Inyo and Mono counties). The program is 30 minutes long and includes a brief service, utilizing sermons from previous years for the current Sunday of the Church Year, followed by a short lesson taken from the 6 chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism (The Ten Commandments, The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution, and Holy Communion). The program airs Sunday mornings at 8:00.
This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are not able to physically go to church on those particular Sundays. It is also a good opportunity for those who can and want to hear more of God’s Word. The program also includes an updated listing of the Bible Studies we will be hosting for the upcoming week. Please join us.