Lutheran Essentials meets in the undercroft of the church on Wednesdays 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 Martin Luther’s “On the Freedom of a Christian”. As part of the class we are handing out copies of “On the Freedom of a Christian” for free as well as copies of the Book of Concord and the Lutheran Service Book.
We will open our study with Psalm 7, our catechetical lesson will be on the Introduction of the Lord’s Prayer from the Small Catechism. We will read The Outward Man: Christian Works Toward His Own Body (pg. 35-45) from “On the Freedom of a Christian”. We will discuss the true source of all good works, faith. How faith naturally produces good works, as a good tree produces good fruit. It is not the fruit that makes the tree good but rather the tree that makes the fruit good, the goodness of the works are simply evidence of the soundness of the faith. We will close with the hymn “Salvation Unto Us Has Come” (LSB 555).
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.