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.  Our current study is on the Canon of Scripture.  The book we are using is F. F. Bruce’s “The Canon of Scripture”.  If you do not have a copy we are providing them for free.  We are also continuing to provide the Book of Concord for free.

The Psalm for this session is Psalm 7.  The Small Catechism lesson is the Sacrament of the Altar.

This week we will continue our study on the New Testament canon with the eighth chapter The New Testament: Writings of the New Era.  We finish studying The Lord and the Apostles (pg. 117-124) and look at how the Christian Church started and grew in the 1st Century along with growth of the New Testament writings and the view of their inspiration.  We will then go forward and read The Fourfold Gospel (pg. 124-129) and talk about the development of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. If we have time we will also read The Pauline Corpus (pg. 129-132) and From Two Collections to One (pg. 132-133).  We will finish this chapter by singing the hymn “The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace” (LSB 580).

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.


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