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Introduction

The adult Sunday morning Bible Study centers on a foundational aspect of Lutheran theology. The study entitled Law and Gospel is a participatory exercise to better understand the Word of God and our Christian response. The course uses videos from Concordia Seminary class sessions, an overview of C.F.W. Walther’s “Law and Gospel”, and much discussion.

This class will be of interest to those new to the Christian faith, those curious about the Lutheran expression of it, and life-long Lutherans who are looking to dwell on a robust framework for understanding the Word of God.

Unfortunately, Martin Luther is unavailable to lead this class. Fortunately, First Lutheran Church Head Elder Steve Perko will be available for the eight week study. Audrey Johnson, veteran teacher of last fall’s Romans study will be on hand to deputize.  

Schedule

Beginning Sunday April 28th at 9:30AM in the First Lutheran Church undercroft. We will take a week off on May5th to complete the Book of Daniel study and resume on May 12th for the next seven weeks. Please check back for any updates to the schedule or added resource. The class can be joined at any time, regardless of previous sessions attended.

Resources

Law and Gospel Course Outline

C. F. W. Walther’s “The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel”. Wather’s classic study of the topic is divided into a series of 25 theses useful for Christians to discern between the law and gospel and put this theology into use in daily life.

Lectures By Dr. Joel Biermann of Concordia Seminary – St. Louis on various pertinent topics.

Pre-course video  –  Presuppositions (21 minutes:26 seconds)

Week 1 (April 28) –  2 Realms (20:19) and Two Kinds of Righteousness 1 (15:33)

Week 2  (May 12) –  The Law (16:51) and Functions of the Law (12:08)

Week 3  (May 19) –  Three Uses of the Law (20:59)

Week 4  (May 26) –  Two Kinds of Righteousness 2 (12:54)  and  Two Kinds of Righteousness 3 (4:00) and Simul Iustus et Peccator (2:37)

Questions

Please contact Steve Perko by email or leave a comment on this page.

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