Bible Study

NOTE: THE SEASON OF LENT BEGINS WITH ASH WEDNESDAY. Join us for the 12:00 noon (only) service on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, for the imposition of ashes and the eucharist. Pastor David will provide a Lenten audio Bible Study on all the following Wednesdays.

Thriving Spiritually – 2022 Lenten Study

Each Wednesday in Lent (March 9th – April 13th), Pastor David will place a new audio recording on the St. James website titled “Thriving Spiritually.” Over a half hour period he will bring together biblical characters with some spiritual practices used by our Lutheran seminaries. Hear the stories of Jacob the Crook and Mother Mary. Reflect on Ruth and Nicodemus and then pause for some teaching, discernment, and ritual prayer. The premise is that to thrive spiritually, we need to intentionally move from “Love of God, to Love of Self, to Love of Others.” To access the Bible Study, simply click on the links to the audio recordings as they are posted below. New recordings will be posted each Wednesday during Lent.

Bible Study Schedule:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“Jacob the Crook and Mother Mary”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“The Spirit’s Breath and Elijah’s Dilemma”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“Judge Deborah and General Naaman”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“Ruth Knew It; So Did Nicodemus”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“Zaccheus’ and Peter’s Makeover”

APRIL 13: HOLY WEDNESDAY
Thriving Spiritually Online Study
“The Other Mary and Dr. Luke”

 


 

Current Bible Study

Click on the link below to listen to the current Bible Study:

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session Six: “The Other Mary and Dr. Luke”
Session #6 is the conclusion of our Lenten study. Today Dr. Luke and Mary Magdalene point us to acts of loving others as we view Jesus’s suffering, death, and Easter resurrection. Thanks for your participation.

 


 

Bible Study Archive

Click on the links below to listen to past Bible Study:

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session Five: “Zaccheus’ and Peter’s Makeover”
Session #5 of “Thriving Spiritually In Lent” is titled “Zaccheus’ and Peter’s Makeover.” This week we move to the 3rd phase of our triplet with “Love of Others.” The stories of two biblical characters point to our “makeovers” when we hear how we are accepted and made right with God.

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session Four: “Ruth Knew It; So Did Nicodemus”
Session #4 of “Thriving Spiritually In Lent” is titled “Ruth Knew It; So Did Nicodemus.” In today’s session the biblical characters Ruth and Nicodemus help us see how God’s love moves us to love ourselves.

 

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session Three: “Judge Deborah and General Naaman.”
Session #3 of “Thriving Spiritually In Lent” is titled “Judge Deborah and General Naaman.” In today’s session we explore how God insists that compassionate love be extended to ourselves — Love of Self. God created us and invites us to be our best-selves for the sake of the world.

 

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session Two: “The Spirit’s Breath and Elijah’s Dilemma”
Session #2 of this Lenten Study is titled, “The Spirit’s Breath and Elijah’s Dilemma.” In it we hear how God is present in our very breath. Elijah experienced God not in wind, fire or earthquake, but in the touch of silence. Listen to this 25 minute reflection.

 

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022. Thriving Spiritually Online Study. Session One: “Jacob the Crook and Mother Mary”
Join us for session one of our Lenten Bible Study as Pastor David discusses Jacob the Crook, Mother Mary, and spiritual practices used by our Lutheran seminaries. The premise of this session, and the study as a whole, is that to thrive spiritually we need to intentionally move from “Love of God, to Love of Self, to Love of Others.” Join us online every Wednesday in Lent for a new session.