Looking to study the Bible, serve with others, or just get together with others?  We have a group for you!

Questions about Adult studies?  Contact our Christian Ed Director Dee, dee@stlukemethodist.org
 
Sunday Mornings
 
 

How Happiness Happens

By: Max Lucado

Sundays;  10/20/19-11/24/19; 11:20 – 12:05; in the library

 In this six-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several “one another” statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest  people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away. While everyone craves happiness, and everyone benefits from it, the sad reality is that fewer people today are finding it. We have more possessions than ever before, better access to education, and greater advancements in technology and medicine. Yet the majority of us can’t find an adequate reason to check the “yes” box on a happiness questionnaire. Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. It’s a path that always fails to deliver. Instead, Jesus provides a better way: “It is better to give than receive” (Acts 22:35 nkjv). Intentional, altruistic acts of service are the most reliable sources of well-being. It is a principle Jesus lived out in his own life. While he was accused of much, he was never described as being grumpy or perpetually somber. Rather, he said, “I came to give life with joy and abundance” (John 10:10 vce). God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by giving it away. In this study, group members will discover they can be God’s representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness. While we cannot solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces. In this way, we might even initiate a quiet revolution of joy.

 
 
 
 

The Redemption of Scrooge

By: Matt Rawle

Sundays;  12/1/19 – 12/22/19; 11:20 – 12:05

For Adults (in the library) and Youth (in the youth room)

Go from “Bah, Humbug!” to a Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark, and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge, a four week DVD study from Matt Rawle’s The Pop in Culture Series, shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. From the ghosts of Christmas past, to the Life of the present, and the resurrection of Christmas future, this Advent study will “bless us every one” and reinvigorate our spiritual journeys as we look at this familiar story through the lens of faith.

 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday Evening
 
 
 
 

Down to Earth

By: Mike Slaughter

Tuesdays;  11/19/19, 12/3/19, 12/10/19, 12/17/19; 6pm-7pm (DVD study)

In the Library

When Heaven Comes Down to Earth, Greatness Gets Redefined Nothing in all the vast, created universe could prepare us for God coming down as a helpless infant, or for Jesus the son of God intentionally positioning himself as a mere servant, identifying with the lowest of lows. It’s enough to confound the mind, to make the heart contrite. This Advent, God’s great surprise changes everything.