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A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLSThe History of the first 30 Years of the Christian Church and our Return to What Worked!
Like so many things in life we need to return to the basics – our roots – in order to move forward. The Christian Church over the years has taken on many traditions and rituals. As important as they may be, they were not part of the early Christian church, a Church without walls, a Church that had explosive growth through Service of Mercy and Compassion to those who were in need – and a fever to tell others about Jesus! Come and explore over this 30 week course that history and explore how we can return that that Mission of the Church!
|Apocalypsis Jesu Christus|
The Book of RevelationOf all the books of the Bible, none has fired the Western imagination more than John's Apocalypse. The Book of Revelation, however, is a revelation of Jesus Christ. It shows the totality of Jesus Christ: his mission and ministry, his death and resurrection, his living lordship, and his coming again. It is an explanation and proclamation of the gospel, a portrayal of the church and instruction in Christian discipleship.
Readers of the Book of Revelation are either mesmerized or mystified by it. The mesmerized come up with such startling interpretations that the mystified often conclude that sober- minded Christians should leave the book well alone.
From the very beginning cranks and crackpots have attempted to use Revelation to advocate some new twist on the Chicken Little Doctrine: The Sky Is Falling! But Revelation teaches instead that Christians will overcome all opposition through the work of Jesus Christ.
In Apocalypsis Jesu Christus, we will discover:
The NeedDr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University states:
"Throughout the history of the church, wrongheaded teachings have appeared that temporarily attracted a large following, only to become fading fads once the light of proper biblical interpretation illuminated their error. A current example is dispensational pretribulational rapture theology promoted by such prophecy pundits as Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye, John Hagee and others. For years now, I've been wondering what might convince such prophecy specialists to recognize that the eschatology they are foisting on the world is simply embarrassing to the church, and so prompt them to back out of their dispensational cul-de-sac."
In WORD Bible Classes you will receive
LengthEach class will last 90 minutes. The full year of this course is 30 sessions.
Our TextbookOur textbook for the course is The Bible. We use the Bible - an ancient text, a living text - and we try to enter it, not only to decipher it, but to penetrate it, to become part of it, similar to the way every student becomes part of a teacher's texture. We approach the Bible with fervor and passion as each page is unique. We see history in it. We see revealed truth in it. We see in it human folly as much as Divine Inspiration. Wherever you open it, any page, you know that you are in the presence of something that exists nowhere else.
TimesClasses will begin the Mid-September 2008 with additional new classes starting throughout the year. All classes at a given location will cover the same lesson materials. This gives you the flexibility each week to go to the class that best fits your schedule. Classes will also be available over the internet. You can watch online at any time through our archives (full video or audio-only stream).
Who May AttendEveryone, regardless of church (or lack of) affiliation.
InstructorTim Hetzner. Tim is President of Lutheran Church Charities. Tim has served in parish ministry for over 25 years and has led over 4500 adult students through the Bible. He has lead over 28 study tours to the Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
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