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 3.  The Small Catechism lesson is Holy Baptism Second Part.

This week we will finish reading through the third chapter The Old Testament: The Greek Old Testament. We will read the section on The Septuagint and the Church (pg. 48-50) where we will discuss how the Septuagint paved the way for the Gospel.  We will then read The New Testament Evidence (pg. 50-52) and discuss where the quotations in the New Testament of the Old Testament come from.  We will then read Septuagint and Non-Septuagintal Versions (pg. 53-54), wherein we will discuss which verses use the Septuagint in the New Testament and which ones do not.  We will finish this chapter by singing the hymn “Thy Strong Word” (LSB 578).

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.  Have a blessed 3rd week of Pentecost.


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