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Bible Reading Challenge

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August 11, 2017
Bible Reading Challenge: In this 500th anniversary year of the beginning of the Reformation, St. Peter Lutheran Church is issuing a Bible Reading Challenge to read the New Testament in 95 days, beginning August 20. According to Gerhard C. Michael, Jr., pastor at St. Peter, the congregation is issuing the challenge, since it believes that the Bible makes us "wise for salvation," and is "profitable for teaching and training in righteousness,  that the person of God may be equipped for every good work." (2 Tim. 3:15-17)
        To assist people in meeting this challenge, a schedule of readings is provided  which leads readers to see how the Word of God spread from Jerusalem to Rome, and met the challenges of the cultures it encountered as it traveled forward. Thus the schedule begins with an overview as given in Acts, followed by Matthew and James to see it take root in Jewish soil, then moved to Turkey (Galatians, Colossians, Philemon and Luke), on to Greece, and then to Italy. It also reads the remaining books to see how the church's ministry developed, received encouragement to keep the faith and remain true to the end. The Challenge ends with John's Gospel and the Revelation given to him.
        For the actual reading schedule, go to the congregation's website, www.stpeter-lutheran.org, or call 706-864-6001 to request a hard copy, leaving your name and address to which it should be mailed. Pastor Michael suggested that such a return to God's Word will provide guidance and encouragement for meeting the challenges of our times.

How to Read the Bible with Understanding is a course that will be taught at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 109 Tipton Drive, Dahlonega on Wednesdays, beginning August 23. A thirteen week course, it introduces one to basic principles of Biblical interpretation, which help one grasp the Bible's message. Classes run froml 7 to 8:30 P.M. and include time for discussion and application. To register send an email to pastor.stpeterlutheran@gmail.com, or call the church at 706-864-6001. Pre-registration is requested that an appropriate number of textbooks can be ordered. The Bible Reading Challenge and this course are open to all who are interested.
Contact:
Gerhard C. Michael, Jr., Pastor
pastor.stpeterlutheran@gmail.com, (407) 353-8420

 

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