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A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLSThe History of the first 30 Years of the Christian Church and our Return to What Worked!
Like so many things in life we need to return to the basics – our roots – in order to move forward. The Christian Church over the years has taken on many traditions and rituals. As important as they may be, they were not part of the early Christian church, a Church without walls, a Church that had explosive growth through Service of Mercy and Compassion to those who were in need – and a fever to tell others about Jesus! Come and explore over this 30 week course that history and explore how we can return that that Mission of the Church!
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A Life Changing Journey Cover to Cover Through The Bible
Although each book of the Bible conveys an important message, it is essential for someone to make a spiritual pilgrimage through God's entire Biblical library and examine that library in the spirit of a "Biblical bloodhound." Only when we examine the sweep of the Biblical narrative in the manner of a spiritual Sherlock Holmes do we begin to understand the radical nature of Jesus the Messiah's ministry - for then and now.
In short, those who wish God's Living Word to work in their hearts and lives must work God's written Word - unceasingly!
In his well-known book, "The Kingdom of God," Prof. John Bright writes:
"There has grown up in the Church, alongside a total neglect of the Bible, a dangerous partial use of it. As a Church, we declare that the Bible is the Word of God, and we draw no distinction between its parts. But in practice we confine our use of it almost entirely to selected sections - the Gospels and the Psalms, portions of Paul and the Prophets - and ignore the rest as if it had never been written. The result is that we not only neglect most that is valuable but, what is worse, miss the deepest meaning of the very parts we use because we lift them from their larger context."
In WORD Bible Classes you will receive
LengthEach class will last 90 minutes. The course is 60 sessions over two years.
Our TextbookOur textbook for the course is The Bible. We use the Bible - an ancient text, a living text - and we try to enter it, not only to decipher it, but to penetrate it, to become part of it, similar to the way every student becomes part of a teacher's texture. We approach the Bible with fervor and passion as each page is unique. We see history in it. We see revealed truth in it. We see in it human folly as much as Divine Inspiration. Wherever you open it, any page, you know that you are in the presence of something that exists nowhere else.
TimesClasses form on an on-going basis. Classes will also be available over the internet. You can watch online at any time through our archives (full video or audio-only stream).
Who May AttendEveryone, regardless of church (or lack of) affiliation.
InstructorTim Hetzner. Tim is President of Lutheran Church Charities. Tim has served in parish ministry for over 25 years and has led over 4500 adult students through the Bible. He has lead over 28 study tours to the Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
WORD Pledge to Students
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