January 6 through May 9.
Jan 6 – 27, 2019
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
On the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the Jews brought a perfect lamb into the congregation, and each member would lay his hand on the lamb and thereby transfer all his sins for the year to the lamb. The lamb was then sacrificed, and—-here’s the crux—-as the lamb died, so did the sins of the congregation die. Can you imagine what an impact this would have on a congregation today? Ever wonder how death came to be associated with forgiveness in the Bible? Why death? Why couldn’t God just hit the delete key on sins up in heaven? Why was death necessary? And what does this have to do with Jesus? Why is he called the Lamb of God? Why did he have to die? Why did God have to die? Once we have some good idea of the story, then what does it mean for us?
This is a four-week class led by Steve Lund.
Jan 13 – Feb 10, 2019
Lutheran-ology: Exploring Lutheran Basics
Pastor Jim is offering an abbreviated course on Luther’s Small Catechism for young adults (ages 18-25) who for one reason or another were unable to participate in the Confirmation Program as junior high students. This opportunity is perfect for both young adults who wish to complete their Catechism instruction and become a confirmed member of King of Glory and for young adults simply wanting to learn more about how Lutherans understand being a follower of Jesus. The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) will be celebrated on February 10 at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
This is a five-week class led by Pr. Jim Graeser.
Jan 6–May 9
Prayer Waze: A Road Map for the Journey
How do we find closer connection with the Divine? Where do we see God - in our actions, in our dreams, in our relationships? In what ways do we lift our prayers to God, and how do we embrace the silence? This semester we’ll explore prayer and the many ways we can experience conversation with God. Join us to discuss real-world skills and practices to strengthen our prayer life, in the hope that we may “begin to connect to the one God, the one Spirit that flows in, through, and between us all.” (Wolpert)
The teaching team includes Beth Taylor, Carolyn Knudsen, Allie Becker and Kerri Macy.
Jan 6–May 9
Was He Really God?
The Gospel According to Luke
Lots of people have claimed to be a god. Only one really was God. Luke's Gospel was written to convince a very skeptical world that the divine had come to earth. How did Luke do that? Did he do it? Join the discussion about Luke's improbable and fanciful claims.
Teaching team includes David & Greta Cowart, Kathy Bean, David Miller, Wesley Johnson, David & Becky Pederson, Dan Reckmeyer, Susan Scott and Liesl Smith.
For more information, please contact Kerri Macy .