Current Bible Study
Summer Bible Study: “Is Jesus God? Creeds, Chaos, and Constantine”
Each Wednesday in July Pastor David and Matthew Schobert will present a recorded session on how our creeds and biblical writings were developed and selected. Why aren’t we using the creed from the Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt from the year 250? Or the one from Jerusalem? Why were the views of Church fathers like Marcion or Arius rejected? Who picked the 27 books in your New Testament? What year did Jesus officially become God?
The first 300 years of The Church were chaotic and sometimes violent. It is our history and we ought to know how it shaped what we say at Sunday Eucharist. When the four Wednesday sessions have concluded, join us for an in-person discussion after worship on Sunday, August 1st.
Listen to an audio recording of our current Bible Study here:
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021. Session Four: “Arius, Athanasius, and Constantine”
What church leaders directed the debate concerning what you and I profess today? Why do we use the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds? Why did political power and geography play an important role? Why do we call it the “Roman” Catholic Church?
Bible Study Archive
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021. Session Three: “What the Creeds Mean To Me”
St. James member Matthew Schobert shares his personal story of the value of the creeds in his life. He didn’t grow up in the church and professed his faith at age 17. Why is Deuteronomy 26 so important to him?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021. Session Two: “Who Had The Authority To Choose?”
What does your Bible say about Jesus’ identity? Why do biblical writers disagree? What later theologians were labeled as heretics? Why were their gospels and writings destroyed?
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021. Session One: “Which Christianity Won?”
Over 80 forms of Christianity were generated during the first 300 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Why do we have only one version today? Is it the “right” one?