SUMMER FAMILY HOUR
At 10:30 each Sunday during the Summer we will be offering "Family Hour", which will be held in the fellowship hall. This will include great fellowship for the whole family, "large snacks", and a short family Bible study, including coloring for the kids.
The study series for the summer is: Heroes of Faith
6/11 Enoch and Noah
Isn't it incredibly easy to fill up our schedules every week? Time seems to be an ever fleeting luxury, and an excess of time is almost non-existent. Therfore, making growth through God's word can be a struggle. “We didn’t come to church—we’re up at the cabin every weekend all summer long.” “I can’t serve on that committee. I’m working extra hours to get the boat paid off.” “With all of the kids’ activities, it’s just impossible for me to make it to Bible class.” It is so easy for us to fill up our lives and schedules. Although it’s not wrong to pay off a boat or visit a cabin, it is very easy for the Christian to suffer from a lack of focus and, as a result, a lack of proper Christian priorities. This Sunday we get to learn from Enoch and Noah, as their faith were always focused on their Lord.
The virgin birth was a miracle of God. The conception of John the Baptist was also a miracle. When Jesus sent a rich young man away and exclaimed that it was hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven, the disciples wondered if anyone could be saved. Jesus told them, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Humanly speaking, it is impossible for a person to come to faith.
But nothing is impossible for God. Today we will see that Abraham lived by faith in that truth that everything is possible with God.
Can you imagine being led by your father to an altar of sacrifice, knowing full-well that YOU are the sacrifice? Isaac saw his father, Abraham, put his faith into practice. Isaac knew how much his father loved him. No doubt he knew that God’s promises to his father were centered on him. Even though he only had to struggle with the problem for a short time (between the time he was laid on the altar and when his father drew his knife), he still had to wrestle with the problems his father wrestled with. And the lessons he learned were the same that we will learn in our study of Isaac- that even in struggle- with can be confident of God's plan through faith!
7/2 Jacob and Joseph
Hebrews 11:1 tells us: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” One of the facets of faith is the ability to look beyond what we can experience with our five senses. Jacob and Joseph were able to do this. They looked beyond the here and now. By faith they were able to look into the future, bless their offspring, and give instructions about their burials.
7/9 Special Presentation on MLC, 7/16 Moses and his parents, 7/23 The Israelites, 7/30 TBD, 8/6 Rahab, 8/13 The World is Not Worthy of These
|Leader: Pastor Lindloff
||Location: Hope Lutheran Church
||Meeting Day: Sunday
||Room: Fellowship Hall
||Meeting Time: 10:30-11:30 AM