The Didache, the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, was written during the first century of the Church’s life. While this text was highly regarded by the Early Church Fathers it was lost to the Church for some 800 years before being rediscovered in the 1800’s. Join Lutheran Essentials starting on May 2nd at 7pm as we study this Apostolic Age document.
Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. You can reach the undercroft by going around to the back parking lot of the church and descending the staircase to the kitchen. Knock on the door if it is closed and some one will let you in. You can also join us remotely via our livestream. Our current study is on the Heidelberg Disputation. We are also providing hard copies of the Book of Concord for free, as well as copies of the Lutheran Service Book.
We will open class with Psalm 119:161-168 (Sin and Shin) and our catechism lesson will be on the Sixth Commandment. We will continue our study of the Heidelberg Disputation by looking at the proofs for theses 19-22. We will talk about the visible and invisible will of God. We will also talk about how we are to learn and know about God from what He has revealed in the Cross and Scripture and not from philosophy of men. We will then sing stanza’s 19-22 of the hymn “On My Heart Imprint Your Image”.
We will then finish our look at the Heidelberg Disputation by reading the proofs for theses 23-28. We will talk about Law and Gospel and Luther’s growing understanding of this essential distinction. We will close with singing stanza’s 23-29 of the hymn “On My Heart Imprint Your Image”.
Next week we will begin our study on the Didache. As always new people are always welcome to this study at any point during the class. Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions.