Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, September 20, we will study:   

Mark 9:30-37

30[Jesus and the disciples went on] and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
  33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, September 13, we will study:   

Mark 8:27-38

27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

  31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
  34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, September 6, we will study:   

Mark 7:24-37

24[Jesus] set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice,25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 28But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” 30So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
 31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, August 30, we will study:   

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

1Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around [Jesus], 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; 4and they do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it; and there are also many other traditions that they observe, the washing of cups, pots, and bronze kettles.) 5So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, 
 ‘This people honors me with their lips,
  but their hearts are far from me;
 7in vain do they worship me,
  teaching human precepts as doctrines.’
8You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.”
  14Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: 15there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.”
  21For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, August 23, we will study:   

John 6:56-69

[Jesus said,] 56“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” 59He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
  60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” 61But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. 65And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”
  66Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. 67So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Study God's Word for You

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On Thursdays, Pastor Walt offers two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

-and-

Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:51-58

[Jesus said,] 51“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
  52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

Thursday Bible Study - There is a place to you!

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This week, Pastor Walt will be offering two weekly Bible Study opportunities.

 

Thursday; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine in Burnsville.  

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Thursday; 11:00 - 11:45 at Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe in Savage.

 

All are invited.  No prior Bible Study experience necessary.  Pastor Walt's style is engaging and fun.  Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:35, 41-51

35Jesus said to [the crowd,] “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Jo Jo's Bible Study - BACK ON!

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This week, Pastor Walt will be resuming his weekly Bible Study at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Come with your Bible and get ready to question, think, read, imagine, and laugh at this interactive faith experience.  It is a wonderful group filled with both first time and seasoned Bible Study folks.  The coffee is great and the conversation is even better.

This week, we will study:   

John 6:24-35

24When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were [beside the sea,] they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” 32Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

7:30 Bible Study location changed on July 5

Pastor Walt is back from  Houston and the ELCA Youth Gathering.

 

The 7:30 a.m. Bible Study will happen at Panera in the Burnsville Center this week.

The 9:00 am Study is canceled for the rest of July.  

 

This week's text to study:  

Mark 6:1-13

1[Jesus] came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief. 
  Then he went about among the villages teaching. 7He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. 10He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. 11If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. 13They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Sunday - June 24 - comes from the Gospel of Mark. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

Mark 4:35-41

35When evening had come, [Jesus said to the disciples,] “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Study Sunday's Scripture At St. James

The preaching text for this coming week - Sunday - June 10 - comes from the Gospel of Mark. 

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This week, Pastor Walt will be leading two discussions of this preaching text.  

On Thursday Morning - Rise and Bible will be reading and studying this text (7:30 to 8:30 a.m.) at Jo Jo's Rise and Wine, Burnsville.

Also on Thursday Morning - Preacher's Bible Study will be meeting to do the same at 9:00 a.m. at St. James in the Koinonia Room. 

 

Mark 3:20-35

[Jesus went home;] 20and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
  28“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
  31Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”